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Staff

Dan Sauvé – GM and Head Coach

Dan played 5 seasons of Junior hockey, spending time with the Clarence Beavers (CCHL2), Navan Grads (CCHL) and Pembroke Lumberkings (CCHL). He won a league championship with Pembroke in 2010.

His coaching career started in 2011 as he joined the Ottawa Jr Senators as a video coach. He was then named an assistant coach in 2012, coaching parts of five seasons with Ottawa, helping them earn five division titles and one regular-season title. Dan was named Head Coach and General Manager of the Gloucester Rangers in 2016 and followed the team as they relocated to Rockland in 2017 when the Nationals were reborn.

On the international stage, Dan won a bronze medal at the 2018 Junior Club World Cup where he was an Assistant Coach for Team CCHL. Some other recent coaching duties have included being Named Head Coach of Team East at the CJHL Top Prospects Camp in Okotoks, Alberta in 2019, Assistant Coach for Team HEO at the 2019 Gold Cup, Guest Coach for Hockey Canada’s U17 Development Camp in 2019 and just recently Assistant coach for Team Canada East at the upcoming 2019 World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, BC

Dan is married (wife Geneviève) and a teacher at Louis-Riel High School where he runs a hockey-skills program. He has a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Ottawa, along with a bachelor’s degree in Teaching and a Master’s degree in Educational Admin. In his free time, Dan enjoys golfing, training, travelling and spending time at his cottage with family.

Email: dansauve9@gmail.com  Tel: 613-298-5692

Charlie Lavigne – Assistant GM/Assistant Coach

Charlie joined the Nationals coaching staff mid-way through the 2017-2018 campaign. He has spent the last two seasons as the teams Goaltending Coach and Assistant General Manager. Charles has been with Pro Goaltending for the last 15 years as a student and as a coach. 

The St. Bernardin native was part of the 2006-07 Bogart Cup champions, Hawkesbury Hawks. He then spent the next three seasons in the CHL, playing with the Kitchener Ranger, Moncton Wildcats and Quebec Remparts, being named to the second all-star team as a 20yo (2008-09).

Charles then played the next five seasons at the U SPORTS level, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, a Masters in Business Administration and winning a CIS National Championship (University of New Brunswick 2012-13). After Graduation, Charlie had the opportunity to join the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) for the remainder of that season. He then finished his playing career overseas in the Ligue Magnus (France) winning a French Championship (2014-2015). 

Email: charles.lavigne31@gmail.com

Jeff Fox – Assistant Coach

Jeff joined the Nationals as an Assistant Coach prior to the 2018-19 season. Jeff is an HP1 certified coach that brings a focus on the defensive side of the game, and his skillset serves as the perfect balance to the established Nationals coaching staff.

Prior to joining the Nationals, Jeff spent time as an assistant coach with the Navan Grads of the CCHL and the Cumberland Bandits of the NCJHL. He also served time as a scout for the Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL) and Cumberland Grads (CJHL). Jeff has been involved in hockey for 35+yrs first as a player and coaching at various levels in minor hockey.

Jeff is married (wife Ali) and has two children (Jake and Rylee) and they make their home in Orleans

Email: jefffox2323@gmail.com

Luc Chabot – Assistant Coach

Luc joined the Nationals coaching staff prior to the 2019-2020 season. He was previously Head Coach of the Rockland Nationals u18 team that won the HEO championship in 2017-2018.

The Ottawa native played 4yrs with the Pembroke Lumber Kings winning 2 CJHL league championships and earning 2 CJHL scoring titles. He then went on to play another 17yrs of Professional hockey in the UK and Italy. After retirement from playing, he then coached another 8yrs with the Coventry Blaze in the EIHL.

Luc moved back to Ottawa in 2014 with his son Louis

 

 

Trainer Gerry Ferguson
Trainer Denis Dalrymple
Quebec Scout Justin Shemie
Ottawa Region Scout Brian Gillam @ bgillam@rogers.com
Skate Specialist Dan Leblanc
Billet Coordinator Josee Bouchard @ bouchardj71@gmail.com