OTTAWA, ON – HEO U18 AAA is pleased to announce that Nepean Raiders Jerrett DeFazio has been voted as the 2021-22 Coach of the Year.
In his third season at the helm of the Raiders, DeFazio helped coach the team to a league-leading 27-2-1-2 record, in which the team led the league in Goals Scored with104 and had the top Differential of +73. The Raiders were also strong in the Special Teams department, sporting the #1 PP% at 37.5% and #1 PK% at 90% (Tied with Ottawa). The Raiders are currently playing for the HEO U18 AAA Championship against the Navan Grads.
Prior to his time with the Raiders, DeFazio coached the 2018-19 Pembroke Lumber Kings U18 AAA squad to a HEO U18 AAA title.
Outside of coaching, he is currently a scout with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League.