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Coaching Staff

Jerrett DeFazio – Jr A Head Coach, Assistant GM Player Development

Jerrett was born and raised in Ottawa playing Minor Hockey for South Ottawa.  He played in the CCHL for the Ottawa Jr. Senators and still holds the record for most Goals by a 16 year old (64) and captured (111) points in the 1987-88 season.  He was drafted in the first round by the Ottawa 67s and went on to a point per game career with his hometown team garnering 190 points in 183 games.

Jerrett went on to pro in Europe and the farm team of the Detroit Red Wing as well as playing University Hockey for the Saint Mary’s University Varsity Huskies team.

Jerrett’s Coaching career began as the Assistant Coach for the St. Francis Xavier X-Men of Canadian Varsity (CIS) U sports for 6 years from 2003-2009.  After that for the next 6 years he returned to Ottawa and started Coaching Minor Hockey in HEO from IP right up to U18AAA.

In 2017 Jerrett was named Head Coach of the Pembroke Lumber Kings U18AAA and captured the league championship in the 2018-2019 season. After winning the title Jerrett moved on to the Nepean Raiders U18AAA Head Coach position where he coached the last 3 seasons.  Due to COVID there were no playoffs until the 2021-22 and ironically Jerrett becomes the first back to back HEO U18AAA Head Coach Champion 1093 days apart as the Raiders captured the title.  Additionally Nepean won a bronze medal at the Telus provincials.  JD also captured Head Coach of the year honours.

At the start of the 2021-22 season Jerrett added the title Assistant GM-Player Development to his portfolio.  Jerrett is an HP1 Certified Coach and also Scouts for the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL in the Ottawa Area.

Jerrett embarks taking over the Nepean Raiders Jr. A program for the 2022-23 season as Head Coach in the organization in which he once Scouted for in 2010/11.

Hunter Racine – Assistant Coach

Hunter Racine joined the Nepean Raiders Jr.A coaching staff after a successful stint with the Raiders U18 program. Hunter will continue his role with the U18 staff while taking on more responsibility at the Jr.A level. Hunter is a CCHL alumni having played 3 seasons with the Ottawa Jr. Senators and the Hawkesbury Hawks where he wore the ‘C’ for the Hawks in 2014-2015. Following his CCHL career Hunter traveled to Hamilton, New York to pursue an NCAA career at Colgate University. Following a 4 year stay with the Colgate Raiders Hunter returned home to Ottawa, Ontario where he has been apart of the Raiders organization for 2 seasons.

Bob Gould – Assistant Coach Defense

Bob has over 25 years experience in Minor Hockey & Junior and is HP1 Certified. He spent the last 5 Seasons in the EOJHL as Head Coach & Assistant GM of the Winchester Hawks where he was the 2nd Team All Star Coach in the 2019-20 Season

His credentials include five years as a Scout in the OHL with both Central Scouting & Plymouth Whalers in the late 90’s. He was also Assistant. GM, Head Scout and Assistant Coach with Gloucester Rangers of the CJHL late 90’s.

He is a CJHL Alumnus having spent one season with the Pembroke Lumber Kings and three seasons with the Ottawa Junior Senators where he was an Assistant Captain of both team. Bob was drafted by the London Knights.

He is a family man with 2 boys in University now and has been married for 25 years and resides in Riverside South.

Glenn Carley – Goaltending Coach

As a Goaltending Coach I know that I have a tremendous opportunity to be strong role model along with being aware that my impact will be remembered for a lifetime by the athletes I work with.  My coaching approach is athlete-centered with an expectation for development using a balance of the ‘thirst for competition’ while providing all of the athletes with meaningful developmental opportunities. My focus remains to educate, nurture and empower to enhance their personal growth and development.

I started my formal coaching in 2004, acting as “the goalie guy” for many teams in the Ottawa area. I have spent 12+ years at Complete Goaltending Development (CGD) and understand the ever-changing approach to goalie development. My experience has the given me the privilege of 8 seasons and counting in the CCHL Jr A and HEOU18AAA hockey leagues.