Tyler Helton will be the new assistant coach on Mike Cavanaugh's staff with the University of Connecticut men's hockey program, according to multiple sources.
Helton, a 2016 graduate of UConn, played one season for the Huskies before becoming a student-assistant coach. He has also been involved with the Yale Midget Hockey organization, which is run by Steve Novodor and Jon Bellonio.
The Colorado Springs, Colo., native replaces Brendan Buckley, who left the school after three seasons to become an assistant coach at Boston College, his alma mater. In addition to Cavanaugh, Helton joins fellow assistant coach Joe Pereira, a West Haven, Conn., native who played at Boston University from 2007-2011, on the UConn staff.