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Coaching Staff

Taureen White – Head Coach

 

The Nepean Raiders are proud to announce that Taureen White is leading the Raiders as the Head Coach and Assistant GM. Taureen is a native of Nepean and returns to the CCHL after an associate coaching position with the West Kelowna Warriors of the BCHL. Taureens previous experience saw him as the Head Coach/GM of the Swan Valley Stampeders of the MJHL as well as the Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations with the Kingston Voyageurs of the OJHL where he led the Vees to a conference final.

Taureen also spent time on the bench with the Battleford Northstarts and the Brockville Braves. Taureen returns to the Nepean Raiders where he began his Jr A coaching career and won a CCHL league title in 2011.

 

 

 

Sean Bamford –  Offensive Coach & Academic Advisor

A CCHL Alumn (Cumberland Grads)  Sean joins the Raiders organization after spending four years under the direction of Marty Johnston and the CIS powerhouse Carleton Ravens. During his time at Carleton Sean was a 2x Division champion and 2x National Champion participant. In 2015-2016 he also skated in a 1-0 exhibition game win vs. Ottawa Senators AHL affiliate Binghamton Senators. During the summer of 2016 – Sean spent his time coaching in Bejing China for the Bejing Cavaliers.
He also spends his time as a power skating instructor for Performance Plus and represents CarletonU at community events and camps. Recently he also  served as the Assistant Coach of the 2018 NHL pre-draft Showcase champions Ottawa Attack

Brett Costello – Defensive Coach

CCHL Alumni (Smiths Falls Bears, Hawkesbury Hawks)
Brett Costello joins the Raiders organization after spending two years in NCAA DIII hockey at SUNY Canton. Graduating with a Degree in Business.

Brett played 3 seasons in the CCHL splitting time between the Hawks and Bears before moving on to NCAA Hockey.

Brett began his coaching career in Smiths Falls Minor Hockey before making the Jump into the CCHL 2 with the Athens Aeros in 17-18. He was the Defense coach in Athens, helping the team achieve a wildcard spot.

Rick Besharah – Goaltending Coach

Rick Besharah joined the Nepean Raiders in the 2015-16 season and serves as the goaltending coach for both the Raiders Junior A and U18 teams.

Most recently, Rick’s position as the goaltending coach for the Ottawa Senators Major Midget AAA team during the 2014-15 hockey season helped the team’s goaltenders finish with the top 2 Goals Against Averages in the league.  During this season, the team went on to win the OEMHL Championship, leading to their 4th place finish in the province.

Having trained under and worked with goaltending guru, François Allaire (Colorado Avalanche, NHL), and his brother, Benoit Allaire (New York Rangers, NHL) for 14 years, Rick brings experience and professional understanding to the goaltenders which he trains.  Through communicating the importance of goaltending theory and efficiency, Rick enables his students to develop and perform at their best through implementing techniques which are customized to their individual playing styles.

Having reached the semi-professional level, Rick’s passion for the goaltender’s ever-evolving position easily led to transitioning to a coaching role for highly skilled goaltenders.  In addition to being the goaltending coach for the Nepean Raiders, Rick works with minor hockey teams and associations to develop goaltenders of all ages and calibres through his goaltending school, Goalie Army Academy

 

Jordan Bent- CSCS

A graduate of Brock University, and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, Jordan started the Strength & Conditioning Program for Varsity Hockey at Brock in 2013.

2017-2018 marks Jordan’s fourth season at the Ontario Hockey Academy where he is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. He has also operated his own hockey strength & conditioning business, Hockey Development Training, since 2009.

He played junior hockey for the Cornwall Colts and Woodstock Slammers, University hockey for Brock, and minor pro for the Mississippi Riverkings.

 

Coming Soon- Video Coach

 

Coming Soon – Equipment Manager