Team

Owners

Randy Rose PhD is the Owner of the Helena Bighorns with the responsibility for supporting the Coaching and Marketing Staff to ensure success both on and off the ice. Prior to owning the Team, he served as the President of the Booster Club and a billet for players for 5 years. Notable during his time as the Booster Club President and Billet, he bonded with the players and worked diligently to ensure their stay in Helena was memorable.

Randy’s greatest strengths are his ability to compassion, creativity, drive, and leadership. Randy thrives on challenges and looks to bring the Helena Bighorns back to the national stage. To accomplish this, he has surrounded himself with a team of outstanding talent and will hold everyone including himself responsible to the highest of standards.

Randy also works as a Sr. Project Manager for a world leading engineering firm focusing on environmental remediation. He has 38 years in the engineering business starting his career in his home town of Kansas City, MO. Randy has travelled all over the United States for his career including stays in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, Seattle, Denver, and most recently in San Diego.

Randy holds a bachelor, master, and PhD in Engineering Management. He lives in Montana City with his wife Keiko, daughter Kumi, and 4 huskies. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, rafting, and sending time at his cave in Arkansas.

Kumi Rose is the Team Photographer and Social Media Liaison of the Helena Bighorns with the responsibility for photography and video for the website and social media sites. Prior to her current role on the Team, she served in the Booster Club managing the chuck-a-puck and skate with the Bighorns. Notable during her time with the Booster, she worked hard to ensure the booster club raised money for the players to have snacks for road trips.

Kumi’s greatest strengths are her ability to compassion for hockey and the players. Kumi thrives on challenges and looks to keep the website and social media sites current and to make them enjoyable for the fans to read and participate. To accomplish this, she will work closely with Brad Ouldhouse, Marketing Manager to keep things fresh and current.

Kumi was born in Fallbrook CA (same town as ex-Bighorn Theo Campe) and currently is a Freshman at Helena High School. She lives in Montana City with her mother Keiko, father Randy, and 4 huskies. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, rafting, and spending time at the family cave in Arkansas.

 

Hockey Operations

General Manager/Head Coach - Bob Richards

Bob Richards enters his second year as the Head Coach/General Manager of the Bighorns for the 2017-18 season. In his first season Coach Richards led the Bighorns to a playoff berth for after a two year absence. Prior to taking the helm of the Bighorns, Bob was the Head Coach of the Helena High School Hockey team for two years, winning a state championship and state runner-up during that time. Bob is very familiar with Helena, having played for the Helena Ice Pirates of the Tier II America West Hockey League for three years and serving as an assistant coach for the Bighorns from 2006-2008. After his playing days in Helena Bob played collegiately at Wayne State University and Salem State University.

Bob resides in Helena with his wife Dana, and three sons; James, Mason, and Carter.

Assistant Coach - Tommi Haikka

From Tampere, Finland, Haikka played for the Bighorns in 2002-03. That was the final year in which foreign-born players were allowed to play in the America West Hockey League, where Helena played at the time.

It took Haikka a bit of time to settle into the American game. But once he did, he definitely made an impact. In 45 games, the forward scored 13 goals and dished out 25 assists.

As a player, Haikka had a strong shot but also great ice vision and a preference for the assist.

Front Office Staff

Marketing & Sales - Brad Ouldhouse