Management


Lino Dixon, General Manager

Born in Manotick, ON, Lino joins the Nepean Raiders with extensive experience both inside and outside of the CCHL.

From 2015 to 2019, Lino worked at the prestigious Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, home of the Notre Dame Hounds. Here, he worked as a teacher and coach before taking on responsibilities of Male Hockey Coordinator and Director of Scouting for the Jr. A Hounds of the SJHL. In 2018, the program brought home the Telus Cup as National Champions. From 2017 to 2019, Lino also worked as a scout for the Seattle Thunderbirds in the WHL. Following multiple successful drafts, the team won the Ed Chynoweth Cup in 2023.

In 2019, Lino returned to Ottawa to work for Norton Sports Management, a boutique NHL agency, where he was as an associate of Scott Norton (NHLPA Certified Agent). During his time, Lino added to the already impressive client list with multiple NHL draft picks including Noah Chadwick (Toronto Maple Leafs).

Since 2021, Lino has worked for the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL. Here, he held the title of scout until last year, when he was promoted to Director of Player Personnel and continues to work for the team to this day. During this time, Lino also served as the Assistant General Manager for the Ottawa Junior Senators of the CCHL which culminated in a Bogart Cup Championship and Centennial Cup appearance in 2023.

 


Nathan Hisko, Assistant General Manager

A native of the Ottawa Valley, Nathan joins the Nepean Raiders with an immense background in several facets of hockey and education. Nathan has spent several decades in the world of hockey and brings a wide variety of perspective and analysis to the Raiders program. Having played minor hockey in Petawawa, Ontario and finishing his competitive playing days at Nipissing University, he turned to other components of the game. He completed 20 seasons as a referee while coaching at various levels, most recently with the Upper Ottawa Valley Aces program.

In 2017, Nathan wanted to continue his involvement with the sport through a different lens. This led him to the world of scouting, working for Neutral Zone, an independent scouting service based out of Vermont. In 2020, he was hired as a scout with the Sarnia Sting of the OHL. He was part of their franchise record-setting playoff run in 2023 that culminated in a conference final loss.

Working with student athletes has always been a passion of his as he has coached a multitude of teams in a variety of sports over his 22 years as a teacher in Renfrew County.

 


Randy Watt, Senior Advisor