David Alexander begins his fourth season as volunteer assistant coach with the Black Bears. Alexander will work primarily with Maine’s goaltenders.
Last season, he worked with rookie netminders Dan Sullivan and Martin Ouellette who combined to play 73.2 percent of Maine’s minutes in goal last season. Sullivan set a school record when he posted a 202:48 shutout streak. He was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team. During the season, he picked up Hockey East Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week honors. Ouellette was named Hockey East Rookie of the Month and also Rookie of the Week honors during the season.
Alexander worked with rookie Scott Darling in 2008-09, who posted a 10-14-3 record with a 2.76 GAA and a .895 save percentage. He was named Hockey East Rookie of the Week three times and also earned Hockey East Rookie of the Month honors.
Alexander is a member of hockey Canada’s Under 17 Team Atlantic coaching staff that will attend the 2010 World Under 17 hockey championships.
Prior to Maine, Alexander has worked with the goaltenders of the Fredericton Midget AAA Canadiens, the Miramichi Timberwolves (MJAHL) and the St. Thomas Tommies (CIS). A number of goaltenders with these teams have not only advanced their hockey careers, but also established themselves as standouts with their respective clubs.
Clients under his watch have played Junior A, Major Junior, and for Canadian Universities. Furthermore, a number of his goaltenders have attended various National and International events. He has also coached players who have competed in the Canada Winter games, the World Under 17 Championships, the World Under 18 Championships, and tryout camps for the Canadian World Junior Team. In addition, he continues to work with a number of NHL draft picks.
He also works with Hockey New Brunswick as a goaltending consultant to all of HNB’s high performance programs. He is a member of the highly recognized Goaltending Consultant Group. He is the Director of Goaltending Development with Alexander Goaltending.
A native of Moncton, New Brunswick, he is a 2006 graduate of the University of New Brunswick where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in arts and education.
Alexander and his wife, Gillyon, reside in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.