Carl Robillard – General Manager

Carl Robillard has well over 15 years of experience in hockey at the highest level. He is also a QMJHL scout, allowing him to broaden his already wide network of contacts. 
Carl’s philosophy is based on commitment, character and communication. He is fully dedicated to his team and players, working incredibly hard to assemble a team always loaded with talent and character, ultimately providing the Nationals with a strong culture and winning environment.

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Justin Pereira – Head Coach and Assistant General Manager

Justin Pereira joins the Nationals organization for his first season as Head Coach in 2023-24.
Pereira comes to Rockland after spending last season as an Assistant Coach with the Saginaw Spirit (OHL). Prior to his time in Saginaw, Pereira also served as an Assistant Coach with the Oakville Blades (OJHL) for two seasons from 2020-2022. During this time, Pereira was also the Head Coach of the 2007 AAA Oakville Rangers program from 2019-2022.
Before joining the Blades, Pereira spent two seasons with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Men’s Hockey Program where he served as their Video Coach for two seasons from 2017-2019. Pereira has also coached various AAA organizations in the Greater Toronto Area where he captured an OMHA Championship and an OHF Bronze
Medal serving as an Assistant Coach with the 2005 AAA Oakville Rangers program.
Pereira is a certified Hockey Canada High Performance 1 Coach. Pereira has earned his B.A. Degree with Honours in Physical Education from Brock University and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Pereira played his Junior Hockey in the OJHL from 2008-2012, totaling 107 points in 169 career games.

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Patrick Pelda – Assistant Coach
Patrick Pelda joins Rockland Nationals after several years coaching AAA hockey at the U18 and U15 levels with Eastern Ontario Wild, Hawkesbury Hawks, and Nepean Raiders. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Coach Pat played four years of Junior with the Humboldt Broncos of the SJHL and Portage Terriers of the MJHL.  After a season with the Brandon University Bobcats, he started to concentrate on his education and career. 
Pat started coaching in 2000, coaching everything from initiation to junior hockey. He is a Certified Hockey Canada High Performance Level 1 Coach with over 20 years experience. Pat also works as a skills coach in the off-season. Pat is a family man, happily married with two teenage boys. Coach Pat will be responsible for the defenseman and penalty kill for the 2023/24 season. 
“My coaching philosophy is to help the athletes chase their dreams on and off the ice and prepare them for the next level in their hockey journey.” 

Matt Young – Goalie Coach

Matt Young joined the Rockland Nationals organization at the start of the 2022-2023
season and serves as the teams goalie coach.
Most recently, Matt has served as the goalie coach for the Nepean Raiders Junior A
and U18 teams from 2019-2021. He has helped two goalies from the organization
move on to the NCAA D3 level during his time with the Raiders.
Prior to Nepean, Matt also served as the goalie coach for the SUNY Canton Roos in
the 2018-2019 season. Playing at the NCAA D3 level, 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 seasons 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 coaching and playing
experience, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and success to our program.


Trainer Gerry Ferguson
Trainer Denis Dalrymple
Billet Coordinator / Academic Advisor Josée Bouchard –
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Scouting Staff
CSSHL/Ottawa Joe Clare –
Québec Jean Maxime Paquin –
Southern Ontario Logan Beechey –
USA Chris Eagles –