About Us (RELM Sports)

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RELM Sports

We started in 2009, and after rebranding in 2018, we reintroduced RELM Sports. We are a family company based in Kingston, Ontario. Our philosophy is simple: provide a great experience through sport and encourage players, of all levels, to come back to their sport as often as they can.  RELM stands for Ryan Erin Libby Molly (our family members names).  We offer tournaments, teams, camps, and clinics for various sports.  We are incredibly grateful for our involvement in sports and love that we can offer opportunities for you and your family to participate!  We believe that sports should be fun!

Ryan Thompson - Owner

Sports have been important to me for my whole life.  I live in Kingston, Ontario with my wife Erin and daughters Libby and Molly.  

A graduate from Brock University (Bachelor of Kinesiology) and Royal Military College of Canada (Master of Business Administration), I strive to have fun, work hard, and try new things.

Hockey Player:
- Fort Erie Meteors & Niagara Falls Canucks (Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League)
- Guelph Storm, Host team of Memorial Cup (2002), Assistant Captain 2002-2003 (Ontario Hockey League)
- Jacksonville Barracudas (Southern Professional Hockey League)
- Royal Military College of Canada (USports, OUA)

Hockey Linesman (Ontario Hockey Association):
- Schmalz Cup Finals (PJHL)
- Carr Harris Cup (USports, OUA)
- West Point vs Royal Military College
- OUA playoffs (USports)

Hockey Coach (Hockey Canada High Performance 1 & Hockey Canada Skills Specialist (trained)):
- Niagara Falls Junior B Canucks (GOJHL)
- St. Catharine's Minor Hockey AAA (OMHA)
- Niagara 67’s summer hockey program
- Royal Military College of Canada (USports, OUA)
- Canadian Forces Base Kingston multi-sport
- Ontario Prospects & RELM Sports teams and camps
- U6/U7/U8/U9 Pathway Technical Director, KAMHA
- GKMHA U16 & U18 AAA (OMHA)

- Military Sports Coordinator (Canadian Forces Base Kingston)
- Partner, Youth Hockey Festival
- Owner/Operator, RELM Sports Tournaments
- Committee member, Kingston Sports Tourism

I look forward to meeting you for the first time or seeing you again!

CJ Madison - Director of Programs

Hockey and other sports have been a part of my entire life. I am currently 28, originally from Stirling, ON, but now live in New Richmond, Wisconsin, with my Husband, Chris and my two pups Jeter and Lily. I have worked with Ryan and RELM sports since 2015. I am extremely blessed that I get the opportunity to be involved in hockey and give back to the sport that I could not live without! I graduated in 2018 from Liberty University where I was a collegiate athlete at the D1 level. After completion of my undergrad in sales and marketing, I completed my Master's degree in Human Resources at Lakeland University in Plymouth, WI. 

See some of my playing and coaching highlights below: 

Hockey Player
- Liberty University - ACHA D1 (2014-2019)
- Liberty University National Champions 2015, 2018, & 2019 (ACHA D1)
- Five Time All-American 1st Team (2014-2019)
- Assistant Captain Senior and Super Senior year at Liberty University
- Whitby Jr Wolves - PWHL (2012-2014) - League Champions 2013-2014
- Belleville Bearcats - LLFHL (2007-2012)
- Stirling Blues (1999-2007)

Hockey Coach
- USA Certified Level 3 Coach
- New Richmond Girls High School Hockey Assistant Coach (2023-2024)
- Team Wisconsin Girls Hockey 14U Assistant Coach (2022-2023)
- Fond Du Lac Warbirds Head Coach (2022 - 2023)
- Team Wisconsin Girls Hockey 12U Assistant Coach (2021-2022)
- RELM Sports Teams and Camps (2015-Present)
- Sheboygan Lakers Youth Hockey Head Coach(2020-2022)

- USA Hockey Certified Level 2 Referee

LeighAnn Wannamaker-Kennedy - Hotel Coordinator & Office Administrator

I have never played a day of hockey in my life; but was introduced to the sport when I married my husband and after we had our children.  I would attend games to watch my Husband referee and eventually to watch my now 13yo player.  He is a goalie and kind of my favorite.

As time passed, I became interested in understanding the logistics of hockey and found myself working for RELM Sports in the Administrative field.  Listening intently to my employer as he spoke to parents, referees, coaches and players.  Hearing the passion in his voice for the love of the game intrigued me to understand more.  Over the last 10 years I have been assisting RELM sports with Registrations, rules and regulations for the tournaments and most recently assisting our teams to secure lodgings and just have a great time at the tournaments.

I very much enjoy working for RELM sports.  The atmosphere is calm, funny and at times challenging.  Who doesn’t love a challenge?  I love watching the younger players learn their positions and have fun with their team.  Spring hockey is one of my favorites to watch.  The girls run their music loud and the boys seems to be more serious; but the commonality is that they all love being at the rink, playing the game and having a great time.  Between smiles from winning, tears from a loss and the laughter in between are what make those days the best.  I look forward to working more tournaments with RELM and enjoying the atmosphere it brings.

Ryan Seymour - Kingston 4v4 League President & Hockey Coach

I have been with RELM Sports since 2022 and took on the position as the 4v4 League President. I have a lovely wife, Angela and two kids, Evan and Peyton. I started coaching hockey after my Jr. A career in Kingston and Brockville. Following that, I started my coaching career in Kingston. Check out some of my highlights below:

Hockey Player
- Kingston Voyageurs (OPJHL)
- Brockville Braves (CJHL)

Hockey Coach
- I started coaching at the age of 21 
- Taken 2 teams to the All Ontario Championships 
- 2-time coach of the year with Greater Kingston Jr. Gaels
- Coached Junior A, B, C 

Dave Mullins - Napanee 4v4 League President & Hockey Coach

I’ve been with the company since 2010 first looking after booking referees for the games played in Napanee and then started 2014 as a coach and instructor for hockey camps. Worked with Ryan and our 07 in setting up our spring travel program where we have been fortunate enough to go to places such as Tampa Bay, Boston, New Jersey, Montreal. Have also helped set up and establish our new Napanee 4v4 league. At the minor hockey level I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of 6 All-Ontario Championship and 1 Junior C league Championship coaching staffs.


Hockey Experience

- 1995-96 Sault College Varsity team (OCAA)

- 1996-98 Sarnia Steepljacks Jr B (WJBHL)


Coaching Experience

D1 certified coach

                       Amherstview Jets (PJHL) Assistant coach, Assistant GM, Director of Hockey Ops

                       Napanee Minor Hockey (OMHA)

                       Cobourg Minor Hockey (OMHA)

                       Greater Kingston Minor Hockey (OMHA) U13, U14, U16, U18


Referee Experience

- Hockey Canada Level 5

- OMHA supervisor and instructor of officials OHA Linesman

Adam Nuttall - Hockey Coach

I have worked with RELM Sports since 2022 helping with Summer Camps and on-ice development sessions. I have also helped in coaching our RELM Teams throughout our Spring Tournaments. I am currently an undergrad student at Queens University in economics, while playing hockey for the Napanee Raiders Jr. C Hockey Club. Check out some of my highlights below:

Hockey Player 
- Napanee Jr. Raiders (PJHL - 2022-Present) 
- Affiliated with the Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL - 2021-2022)
- Played for Greater Kingston Jr. Gaels - AAA (2019-2022)
- Played for KAMHA - AA (2012-2019)

Hockey Coach
- Coached spring teams for RELM Sports 2022-2023

Nolan Lalonde - Hockey Coach

I have worked for RELM Sports since 2023, helping out with the RELM Sports Spring Hockey teams. Most recently, I coached teams at the Sunshine Cup in Wesley Chapel, FL. I am a current player in the OHL with the Erie Otters.

Hockey Player:
- Erie Otters (OHL) - 2021-Present
- OHL Draft - drafted 49th overall 
- OHL 1st All-Rookie Team 
- Team Canada U18 Worlds (2021-2022)
- Signed an NHL contract as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets 
- Greater Kingston Jr. Gaels - 2018-2021

Hockey Coach:
- Sunshine Cup (Wesley Chapel, FL) - July 2023
- RELM Sports Spring Hockey Teams - 2022-2023
- Greater Kingston U14 AAA Goalie Coach - 2023-2024 

James Rogers - Hockey Coach

I have been with RELM Sports since 2022 helping out with teams. Currently, I am an Assistant Coach for the Greater Kingston U18 AAA Jr. Gaels. Check out my hockey experience below:

Hockey Player:
- Grand Falls Rapids (2021-2023)
- Trenton Golden Hawks (2021)
- Kingston Jr. Gaels - AAA (2015-2020)
- U18 AAA OMHA Champions (2018-2019)

Hockey Coach:
- Coached Spring Teams for RELM Sports (2022-Present)
- Helped as an on-ice instructor with GK AAA U11-U14 (2018-2023)
- Greater Kingston AAA U18 Assistant Coach (2022-2023)
- Scout for Grand Falls Rapids