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Algonquin hires boys' hockey coach

Posted by Craig Larson, Globe Staff May 30, 2007 11:26 AM

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Scott Ellison, the 1984-85 captain of the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team, has been named the new varsity boys' hockey coach at Algonquin Regional, replacing longtime skipper Mike Roy.

A Hopkinton resident, Ellison is a special education teacher at Algonquin. He first caught the eye of athletic director Fran Whitten during a faculty vs. varsity girls hockey game in the early spring.

"This guy was flying around the ice and I didn't know he was even a member of the faculty," said Whitten. "Two weeks later, Mike resigned as coach," adding that it is wonderful that Ellison is working in the building.

Ellison played and coached in Lindberg, Germany and is also a former assistant at Medway High.

Two other recent coaching moves:
* Dan Welty has been promoted from junior varsity field hockey coach to varsity mentor at Algonquin, replacing Jodi Howard, who moved to Ohio with her husband.

* Paul Mumby, who guided the West Boylston girls' soccer team to the Division 3 state title last fall, is the new varsity girls' coach at Westborough High, a Division 1 program.

He replaces John Chatalian, who stepped down after guiding the Rangers for seven seasons. Mumby has been hired as a physical education teacher at the Mill Pond School and he and his family recently moved to Westborough.

-- Craig Larson

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