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Coaching Staff

Phil Bergeron – Head Coach

Phil Bergeron is an Ottawa native who coached the 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 seasons in the Myers AAA program. Phil brings a great resume, winning championships at the AAA level and also coaching in Jr.B. During his playing days Phil was part of a strong Ottawa Valley Titans group. From there Phil played one season in the CCHL before heading on to a 3 year Major Junior career where he played under Bert Templeton with the Barrie Colts and Claude Julien with the Hull Olympiques. He played one year of pro before retiring and turning his focus to coaching.

Josh Horner – Assistant Coach

Josh Horner joins the Nepean Raiders staff having spent the 2018-19 & 2019-20 seasons with the Kanata Lasers staff in the CCHL. Prior to that the Shawville, Quebec native played 2 years of Jr. A in the NOJHL with Mattawa Blackhawks and the Iroquois Falls Eskimos.

Takeshi Yamanaka – Assistant Coach

Takeshi Yamanaka spent the 2019-2020 season as an Assistant Coach with the Kanata Lasers. Takeshi is a former Olympic defenseman with the Japanese National Team representing his country on home ice during the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. He played professionally with the Oji Seishi of the Japan Ice Hockey League and has coached professionally in the Asia League with the Oji Eagles. On multiple occasions, both as a player and as a coach, Takeshi has represented Japan on the national level. He coached the Japanese Women’s National Team at the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Matt Young – Goaltending Coach

Matt Young joined the Nepean Raiders organization in the 2019-2020 season and serves as the goalie coach for both Junior A and U18 teams. Most recently, Matt has served as the goalie coach for the SUNY Canton Roos in 2018-2019 season, an NCAA D3 school based in Canton, NY. While with Canton, Matt helped the hockey program have its most successful season in school history with a record of 14-9-2 and guided the goalies to multiple school and D3 athletic awards. Prior to his coaching career, Matt played three season of Junior A hockey split between the MJHL and NOJHL before finishing his playing career with two seasons of NCAA D3 hockey at Finlandia University. Combined with his playing career and on going private goalie coaching, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and success to our program.