Hockey Operations


Kevin McCallum

Kevin McCallum has spent a lifetime in junior hockey from stick boy to Owner and everything in between.  Kevin's strong suit is in recruiting and building teams from the ground up.  He proved that in Thief River Falls where he won GM of the year in the SIJHL.

He believes in surrounding the organization with positive and healthy people who have a passion for winning and being great teammates; from the ownership, staff, players and support staff.

Kevin resides in Thunder Bay with Natalee and his son Maddax.


Bryan Smeltzer

Bryan developed a passion for the game of hockey at an early age, and that passion has never dimmed.

After his competitive playing days ended, Bryan moved into coaching where he volunteered at all ages of minor hockey from IP1 to Midget. Joining the Thunder Bay Fighting Walleye junior B team for their inaugural season, he was head coach and assistant general manager of the squad from 2018-2020.

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Bryan is married to wife Tiffany and has two children, Emily and Owen.


Jesse Messier


Assistant Director of Scouting and Analytics

Kris Reginato

Kris is a native of Thunder Bay but hockey has followed him across the country. After growing up in Richmond BC, Kris moved back to Thunder Bay where his coaching career began. In 2017, Kris stepped on board for the inaugural season with the Thunder Bay Fighting Walleye junior b team as an assistant coach and also ran the social media sites for the

team. Kris brings years of design experience in hockey and various sports to the club. He looks forward to bringing the fans the best content in the SIJHL!


Senior Hockey Operations Advisor

Vern Ray