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Coaching Staff

Wade Regier – Head Coach | 701-858-4361

A native of Saskatoon, Sask., Regier is entering his 10th season with the Beavers and his 4th as Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach.

At the helm of the Beavers, Regier has amassed a record of 85-12-6 (.856 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, pacing 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. Both are proud residents of Minot.

Danny Urban – Assistant Coach

In 2013-14, Urban will enter his fourth season with the Beavers and his second as Assistant Coach.

Urban played two seasons for the Beavers and served as an assistant captain his senior year before starting a second career behind the bench. He is currently finishing up a double major in Finance and International Business at Minot State.

Urban started playing hockey at the age of four with the Edmonton Minor Hockey Association while suiting up for the Maple Leaf Athletic Club during his Bantam and Midget years. At the age of 15, Urban was selected to play in the Alberta Cup for the Edmonton North Oilers. After his minor hockey days were complete, he was recruited to the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) where he spent one season with the Spruce Grove Saints and two seasons with the Sherwood Park Crusaders.

Before transferring to Minot State to finish his final two years of collegiate hockey, Urban was recruited to Dakota College at Bottineau (NJCAA). While a Lumberjack, he won two NJCAA National Championships and was named an All-American in both seasons.