Nova Scotia Raiders (ELITE SERIES)

About the Nova Scotia Raiders

The basic objective of the Elite Hockey Program is to provide the opportunity for advanced hockey players, male and female, to progress to the next level of play. This is accomplished by bringing together a group of advanced players under the direction of highly qualified coaches. The Nova Scotia Raiders are our team which comprises the top players from across Nova Scotia.┬áThe Raiders program will feature a minimum of 15 hours of on-ice training from across the province. Our team will have a weekend training camp featuring led by Nova Scotia director, and former NHL'er Jon Sim. The Raiders will participate in high level tournaments in and outside of Atlantic Canada. Well-known Raiders alumni include Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon.

Program Director

Jon Sim

Born and raised in Pictou County, where he played all his minor hockey, Jon enjoyed a spectacular junior career where he spent 4 seasons with the Sarnia Sting of the OHL. He totaled 311 points including two back to back 56 goal seasons and is still to this day the all-time franchise points and goals leader. Drafted by the Dallas Stars in 1996, Jon captured a Stanley Cup in 1998/1999. Jon went on to play 469 games in the NHL. Jon's resume includes 15 years of professional hockey, 902 games played, 64 playoff games as well as 3 league championships.

The 2024 Program

The 2024 program will feature teams from the U9 to the U15 levels. The program is stable, comprehensive, and innovative, thereby ensuring that there will always be a yearly path of progression for players to play for more senior teams. The Elite Hockey program will feature training that focuses on individual skills as well as team systems. Individual teams will have the option to practice in facilities across the province which will be determined by the make up of the team. Goaltenders will take part in our exclusive clinics provided by the Atlantic Goaltending Academy.

A Tradition of Success

We are proud of all the players who have participated with our Raiders program throughout the years and to see them graduate to higher levels of play.

AHG Alumni from Nova Scotia

27 former AHG alumni members have graduated to NHL. 80% of Maritime players in the QMJHL over past 10 years are AHG Alumni.


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