About Us

The Blazers Varsity Prep Hockey team was founded in 2006 – 2007 with their first victory coming in their first game against the Thunder Bay Queens. The Varsity Prep team has since enjoyed team and individual success with tournament wins being recorded at tournaments such as the Minnesota Thoroughbred, Kyle, Westman, and Saskatoon Tournaments. During the 2008 – 2009 season the Varsity Prep team joined the Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) which is comprised of teams from Boston, Washington, Lake Placid, PEI, Stanstead, and Vancouver. In their first season in the league the Blazers won the West Division and finished as league finalists. During this same season the Varsity Prep hockey team recorded their 100th lifetime win in just three seasons. 

The Blazers made history during the 2018-2019 season, capturing the JWHL Championship title for the first time in program history. In 21 league games, the Blazers went 14-5-2 finishing second in the league. On March 10th, 2019 the Blazers defeated defending champions, NAHA, 3-2 in OT. 

For more information on the Blazers Varsity Prep Hockey team please contact:
Director of Hockey – Sarah Zacharias '08
email: szacharias@balmoralhall.ca 
phone: (204) 784-1600 ext. 630 


Hockey For All Centre

Hockey For All Centre is the home of the Balmoral Hall Blazers hockey program. All home games and practices for the Varsity Prep team are hosted at the Hockey For All Centre. Additionally, all spring and summer programming take place at the Hockey For All Centre.

*From the facility website:

Opened in August 2010, the Hockey For All Centre is a 177,000 square foot multipurpose, state-of-the-art facility that is open year round. It consists of four rinks, each with NHL regulation size ice surfaces (200′ x 85′). In addition, the facility boasts a dedicated Goalie training centre (45’ x 37’), 22 player dressing rooms, high performance fitness and training facilities, a full service pro shop, licensed restaurant and lounge, concession and vending facilities as well as conference facilities.
The Hockey For All Centre provides between 11,000 and 13,000 hours of ice annually which serves the minor hockey community, adult recreation leagues, tournaments, summer camps and casual rentals.

The Hockey For All Centre has been recognized as a Hockey Canada Centre of Excellence and was one of three venues that hosted the 2011 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge, a major international hockey tournament held by Hockey Canada each year.


Regan Boulton '09

Head Coach and Director of Hockey

Regan Boulton, former alumnae of the BH Prep Program (2007-2009) and Team Manitoba (2009) is entering her 6th season as the Blazers Assistant Coach. After graduating from Balmoral Hall in 2009, Regan went on to play NCAA division I hockey for the Quinnipiac Bobcats in the ECAC (2009-2013). She spent four successful seasons with the bobcats, some of Regan’s accomplishments include; being selected for the ECAC second and third team all-stars in two consecutive seasons, New England all-star team, earning the most points by a defenseman in Quinnipiac history (77 points in 138 games), ECAC All-Academic team for three years, and captaining the Bobcats her senior year. Regan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice while also volunteering her time to various organizations throughout Hamden, CT.
After university, Regan was offered a professional hockey contract in Vienna, Austria where she spent two years playing for the Vienna Sabres in the Austrian League, Elite Women’s Hockey League (EWHL), and European Cup Champions tournaments. Over the course of two years, Regan scored 30 goals, 51 assists for a total of 81 points in 34 EWHL regular season games and ended up with a plus/minus of +117. Regan was also named an EWHL All-Star for 2013/14 and 2014/15. During her down time in Vienna, Regan was an English tutor and volunteer coach for the Vienna Tigers U-10 boys team.
Following her return home from Europe, Regan joined the coaching staff of the AAA Midget Yellowhead Chiefs of the MFMHL during the 2015-2016 season.  Regan helped lead the Chiefs to win the provincial title for the first time in program history. 

In 2019, Regan was named an Assistant Coach of Team Manitoba at the National Women’s U18 Championships which took place in Morden, Manitoba. Shortly after, she was selected to be one of 30 women in Canada to represent Hockey Canada as part of the Women Master Coach Developer program. The We Are Coaches program is designed to increase the number of trained women coaches in Canada to provide women mentors and role models for young participants. Currently, the We Are Coaches program is delivering Coach 1, Coach 2, and Development 1 clinics to women across the country. 

Kelsey McHolm
Assistant Coach and Hockey Operations Coordinator  

Kelsey McHolm, former alumnae for the Winnipeg Ice (2014) and the Winnipeg Avros (2015-2016). After graduating from River East Collegiate in 2016, Kelsey went on to play USports Hockey for the York University Lions. Kelsey played 5 seasons with the Lions and graduated from York with a double major in Communications and Professional Writing. A few of Kelsey’s accomplishments with the Lions included captaining the Lions for two seasons, second in scoring in the OUA in 2019/2020, 3X Academic All-Canadian and, the 2022 Award Winner of the York University Charles Saundercook Memorial Trophy. 
During the 2020/2021 season, Kelsey coached in the AAA league here in Winnipeg Manitoba before heading back to Toronto for her finally season. During Kelsey’s last season with the lions, she became a member of Hockey Canada's Athlete to Coach Transition Pilot Program, a program created to introduce university athletes into the world of coaching while receiving their coaching levels. The program allowed her to continue her coaching career in the 2021/2022 season as an assistant coach for the North York Storm Junior hockey team based out of Toronto Ontario. After university, Kelsey continued her coaching career in Toronto Ontario with the North York Storm organization. She took on the role of being the U13, U15 and U18 on-ice skills coach while stepping in for the North York Storm Junior team in November as the interim head coach for the remaining 2022/2023 season. Kelsey also joined the York Universities coaching staff as an assistant coach during the 2022/2023 season. In 2023, Kelsey was named one of the coaches for the Team Manitoba U16 Program of Excellence which takes place in Winnipeg Manitoba. 


Balmoral Hall School

630 Westminster Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  R3C 3S1
Tel: (204) 784-1600 | Fax: (204) 774-5534 | info@balmoralhall.ca
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Our mission at Balmoral Hall School is to inspire girls’ imagination and the courage to excel, to reach, to lead, to care.

We are a nondenominational independent day and boarding school, educating students from Junior Nursery to Grade 12.

Information on this website can be requested through an accessible format or communication support by contacting us at communications@balmoralhall.ca or (204) 784-1603.