Wade Regier – Head Coach
A native of Saskatoon, Sask., Regier is entering his 13th season with the Beavers and his 7th as Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach.
At the helm of the Beavers, Regier has amassed a record of 173-33-13 (.839 winning percentage) and guided the program to its first-ever National Championship in 2012-13, earning ACHA Coach of the Year accolades as a result of his efforts.
During his playing days, Regier played three seasons with the Saskatoon Chiefs of the North Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League from 2001-2003 and during his time with the Chiefs, he led the team in scoring all three seasons, leading the Chiefs to an NSJHL title in 2002. Regier was also selected to the annual NSJHL All-Star Game all three seasons.
Regier had a very successful career as a member of the Beavers, suiting up for Minot State from 2004-2008, leading MSU in scoring for two seasons while earning a selection to the inaugural ACHA All-Star Game in 2008.
Regier, a 2008 graduate with a double major in Marketing and Management, is married to his wife, Ashley, a local kindergarten teacher. They have a two year old daughter Everette.
Wyatt Waselenchuk – Assistant Coach
Wyatt comes on board in his first season with the Beavers and will be working closely alongside the goaltenders and defenseman. Wyatt, a native of Port Moody, British Columbia, grew up playing his minor hockey in the Greater Vancouver area before moving on to play in the BCHL with the Langley Chiefs and the SJHL with the Nipawin Hawks.
Wyatt played for the Beavers from 2010-2014, which included the 13′ National Championship team. He became the first and only player in the team’s history to be named ACHA Division 1 player of the year, following their title run. Wyatt was also named a first team All-American in 2013 and a second team All-American in 2014. Holding dual citizenship, he was chosen in his final season to represent team USA at the World University Games in Trentino, Italy.
Upon the end of Wyatt’s playing career in 2014, the 27 year old immediately jumped into coaching, and specifically goalie development. He is hte current owner and head instructor of Accel Goaltending and will bring his knowledge to North Dakota. Recently engaged, Wyatt and his Fiancee Kinley are excited for their return to Minot. Kinley has accepted a position at Trinity Hospital as a speech language pathologist. They are set to marry in September of 2017.