FormerGrand RapidsChristianHigh School varsity hockey assistant coach Dave Noel-Bernier was hired to the staff of the Griffins, the team said.

"Dave comes to the Griffins highly recommend by a number of people I trust," head coach Jeff Blashill said.

Among other notable parts of his resume, the 38-year-old played six season in the minors, including two stints with the Muskegon Fury and the Griffins themselves.

Noel-Bernier was named a Division III coach of the year last year. He'll stay on at the high school while working for the Griffins. He also serves as director of hockey for the EaglesIceCenter and the Grand Rapids Blades youth program.