A native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Blumes has been involved in hockey for over twenty years in a number of roles: Player, Coach, and Manager at the Junior A, B, Midget AAA, and AA levels, Scout, Mentor, Coach Coordinator, Board Member, Consultant, Web Developer, and Commissioner of the Calgary Summer Hockey League.
Coach Blumes was awarded Calgary Royals coach of the year honors for the 2012-13 season. The following season (2013-14) Blumes' team won a provincial championship along with Hockey Calgary's coach of the year award.
Blumes teaching background helps with the chosen career path of coaching. Proud of the many successful seasons and championships he has been a part of, however, for Jeremy, the most rewarding part of coaching is playing a role in a young man's development both on and off the ice.
Blumes has a proven track record of building junior programs and moving players onto higher levels. Following the ‘19-20 season in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, his passion for coaching and the new challenge of building an expansion program brought Jeremy and his wife Amanda to Southern California to join the USPHL Reign.
Under Blumes' guidance, the Reign has become one of the premier Junior A programs in North America.
“Coach Blumes was instrumental in my development and helped me in midget get to the NCAA today. His coaching style rewarded hardworking players and created a positive platform for skill development and improvement. Jeremy’s ability to find untapped potential in players will lead his teams and players to success.” - Josh Teves, Princeton Tigers, RBC National Junior A Scholarship (Merritt Centennials) 2016-2017, NCAA (ECAC) All-Tournament Team, NCAA (ECAC) Champion 2017-2018, Vancouver Canucks, NHL 2019
“Jeremy Blumes was my head coach for 2 seasons. He gave me my first and only commitment offer to play junior hockey and made sure that I had the opportunity to grow as both a player and a citizen. Jeremy was always the first person at the rink, and the last to leave. This devotion to the game allowed him to create a winning culture and build a strong relationship between the team and the community that supports them.” - Colton Hutchinson, University of Victoria, BCIHL
“Playing for Jeremy for part of 3 seasons - He was a great leader and always a teacher. He taught me how to be professional on and off the ice. He taught me how to play hockey the right way, how to win, and about the importance of respect and loyalty.” - Brayden Beckley, Alberta Scout and Analytics Lead, Medicine Hat Tigers, WHL
“Jeremy has the best interest of his players in mind and wants to move as many of them on to the next level as possible. His consistent winning record as a coach speaks for itself, he always seems to get the most out of his players. Very knowledgeable not only about the game and systems but about team dynamics and how to win!” - Everett Putz - Calgary Mustangs, AJHL
“Coach Jeremy has had a great impact on my playing career. Having played for him my last two years of midget, Jeremy was very influential on my development and preparation for junior hockey. Jeremy has a great sense of what it takes to run a team in terms of identifying player’s strengths both on and off the ice and placing them in positions that will help not only the team succeed but for the player to grow as well.” - Nicholas Sandy - Iowa State University, ACHA
“Jeremy Blumes is a positive influence on young players. He held our team accountable on and off the ice. At the same time, he was very approachable. I feel because of this I improved as a player under his leadership.” - Ben Sanderson Vernon Vipers, BCHL, NCAA Colorado College