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Bruce Irving
Bruce Irving
Title: Assistant Coach
Organization: M Ice Hockey
Phone: (617) 495-5593
Previous College: Cornell 1985
Experience: 12th Season

Bruce Irving returns for his 12th season with the Crimson program in 2013-14. Irving is a volunteer assistant, focusing his time with the team's goaltenders.

With Irving's coaching in 2007-08, Kyle Richter earned the Ken Dryden Award as ECAC Hockey's top goalie. He was selected to the All-ECAC and All-Ivy League first teams and was a New England All-Star after posting ECAC Hockey's top goals-against average (1.82) and save percentage (.935) in league play. Richter was the ECAC Goaltender of the Week three times that year, and Irving's pupils earned the honor twice last season.

Irving helped mentor Dov Grumet-Morris '05 to a standout career, culminating in an brilliant 2004-05 campaign. Grumet-Morris was a Hobey Baker Award finalist, an AHCA All-American and the Walter Brown Award recipient as the top U.S.-born player in New England. Grumet-Morris closed the season second in the nation with a 1.63 goals-against average. He played three of his four seasons under Irving, finishing as Harvard's all-time leader in saves (3,081) and second on the career goals-against average list at 2.25.

The graduation of Grumet-Morris left the Crimson without an experienced goalie heading into 2005-06, but under the guidance of Irving, John Daigneau '06 had a outstanding season. He led Harvard to an ECAC Hockey League title, earning Most Outstanding Player honors in the conference tournament.

In 2006-07, Justin Tobe '07 ranked second in the ECACHL with a 2.26 goals-against average under the guidance of Irving.

A native of Newbury, Mass., Irving was a goaltender at Cornell while pursuing his degree in electrical engineering, which he received in 1985. Irving also earned an M.B.A. from Northeastern in 1991.

Irving has worked various camps as a goaltender coach and coached at Triton Regional High School from 1985-2001, first serving as an assistant before being promoted to head coach in 1998. An alumnus of the school, he coached the Vikings to a 42-32-10 record over four seasons.

Irving is the co-owner, president and CEO of ENPRO services, a family-owned environmental services contracting company in Newburyport, Mass.

Irving and his wife, Janice, reside in Newburyport, Mass., with their sons, Jackson and Carson.