The Ottawa Valley Titans is very excited to announce our coaches for the 2023/24 season. We would like to thank our coach selection committee; led by our VP Glen Lumsden. This will be a historic year for AAA Minor Hockey in the Ottawa region and we are looking forward to an incredible season. We would also like to acknowledge the HEO BOG & the new HEO Technical Director Ryan Lauzon for their support during this coach selection process.
We are excited to announce Mike Knight as our U18AAA Head Coach.
Mike is a passionate and dedicated hockey development coach with over 18 years of experience in developing and leading successful hockey teams, coaches and players. Adept at creating and implementing player development programs, coaching strategies and game plans in a supportive learning environment. Mike is a skilled communicator, collaborator and motivator with a talent for building strong relationships with athletes, parents, teams and organizational staff. Mike played five years professionally (AHL, ECHL, Europe) and four years playing in the OHL which gives him 1st hand knowledge of achieving these goals which provides great opportunities for our 2006/2007 players. Since Mike’s playing days, he has been busy teaching and coaching players of all levels (Minor, Jr, Pro) and is a former NHL Skills Development Coach. Originally from Toronto, Mike gained a lot of teaching experience working with some of Toronto’s top Hockey Schools and had the opportunity to be mentored by former NHL Skating & Skills Coach Graeme Townshend.
We are excited to announce Jordan Johnson as our U16 AAA Head Coach.
After 3 years of coaching the Titans U15 team, we are pleased to announce that Jordan Johnson will be returning with the 2008 age group as the U16 head coach for the 2023/2024 season. Jordan has been coaching in HEO AAA for 14 consecutive years and in his 4th year with the Ottawa Valley Titans. He is excited for the opportunity to be working with the U16 group in its return to HEO AAA for the upcoming season.
We are excited to announce Tony Iob, Alumni as our U15 AAA Head Coach.
Tony has over 18 years of professional hockey experience & 10 years coaching. Tony’s philosophy is that success is a learned habit which takes discipline, sacrifice and motivation. He played 4 years at the OHL level for Kingston and two years in Sault Ste. Marie where he went on to play in two Memorial Cups. Tony was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in 1991 and later joined the American Hockey League playing for the Rochester Americans leading them to the Calder Cup finals. In 1993, he was recruited by Milan, Italy which led to a 17 year professional hockey career in Europe, playing for Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. In 2006, he played in the Winter Olympics representing Team Italy and had the good fortune of being in 5 World Championships. In 2007, while in Austria, Tony started his hockey coaching career. He later returned to Canada in 2009 and has coached at every level since including 3 years in the CCHL.
We are excited to announce Tony Constantini as our U14 AAA Head Coach.
Tony Costantini has been coaching minor hockey for over 17 years and most recently with the U13 & U14 Ottawa Jr. 67s program. He is focused on the development of young hockey players both on and off the ice. In a very important transitional year for this age group, Tony’s passion for the game and commitment to player excellence will be of great benefit to the program.
We are excited to announce Adam Tate, alumni as our U13 AAA Head Coach.
As a former player and assistant coach with the University of Maine, Adam’s goal this season is to teach and hold players accountable to the standard required to get to that next level. His approach as a coach is to teach, encourage, challenge, and support our players towards their full potential in a positive and hard working environment.
We are excited to announce Braden Spencer as the U12 AAA Head Coach .
Braden Spencer has over 7 years experience as coach in HEO. He is a driven and passionate Hockey Coach who excels at getting the highest performance from players through communication and motivation. Braden communicates positively with each player knowing that not every player is the same. His experience has earned the reputation for being a players’ coach. Braden’s coaching philosophy is to help players succeed through discipline, hard work, skill development and accountability. Braden is a respected member of the Armed Canadian Forces.