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Charles Lavigne – General Manager

Charles joined the Nationals coaching staff mid-way through the 2017-2018 campaign. In his first 5 seasons, he has occupied. the positions of Director of Goaltending, Goalie Coach, Assistant Coach and Assistant Manger. Charles assumes the role of General Manager as of June 1st, 2022.

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.

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, Charles 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). 


Jeff Fox – Head 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





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
Billet Coordinator Josée Bouchard –
Social Media Patrick Bergeron –
Scouting Staff
Ottawa Region Scout Brian Gillam @
Québec Scout Jean Maxime Paquin –
Southern Ontario Scout Logan Beechey –
Western USA Scout Chris Eagles –