Regan Boulton '09Head 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.
Kelsey McHolmAssistant Coach and Hockey Operations Coordinator
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, 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.