Wade Regier – Head Coach
A native of Saskatoon, Sask., Regier is entering his 11th season with the Beavers and his 5th as Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach.
At the helm of the Beavers, Regier has amassed a record of 108-18-10 (.857 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. Both welcomed their first daughter Everette in May this year.
Tim Kirby – Assistant Coach
A native of Austin, MN., Kirby enters his 1st season as an assistant coach with MSU. Kirby will assist the MSU coaching staff with working primarily with the defense. Kirby is currently a 1st Lieutenant in the Air Force and is stationed at Minot Air Force Base. Kirby graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2012 with a Social Sciences degree.
Before the Academy, Kirby played for the Southern Minnesota Express of the North American Hockey League from 2006-2008. He led all Express defenseman in scoring during the 2007-2008 season with 45 points (6-39-45). At the Academy, Kirby was a four-year letterman at Defense. A three time All-Atlantic Hockey association selection, Atlantic Hockey’s Player of the Year in 2012, and a top-10 Hobey Baker finalist as the nation’s best player, Kirby finished his career with 88 points (26-62-88) in 155 games. As a senior, he earned the Chuck Delich Award as the team’s most valuable player. During his time at the Academy, he helped the Falcons win 3 Atlantic Hockey Championships and earn three births into the NCAA Division I Hockey Tournament.
Kirby now resides in Minot, North Dakota. Parents are John and Lidia Kirby … Has three brothers, Matt, Dan and John … Has a black lab named Sidney. (Named after Sidney Crosby)
Jordan Willert – Assistant Coach
Jordan is a native of Minot, grew up through the booster program and than moved on to Minot High School varsity where he played 2 seasons. After his junior year he left Minot and landed in Kearney, Nebraska where he played three season for the Tri- City Storm of the USHL. From there he was offered a scholarship to the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He played there for three seasons before returning to Minot to play for your Minot State Beavers, where he was a member of the 2012 National Championship team.
That summer he married the love of his life Kaitlin and they have a beautiful pup named Ellie. Jordan is currently employed by the Minot Hockey Boosters as assistant director, and he is very excited about this years Beaver team and cant wait to get started.