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U15 Raiders Coaches

U15 AAA Sabres

Geoff Giacobbo

Geoff is a seasoned coach with 30 years of experience at all levels of hockey. He has a proven track record of delivering results and is a valued member of our program. We are excited to have him lead the Sabres in the 2024 - 2025 season.

The Sabres have appeared at Provincial Championships for three consecutive seasons and won two championships. In 2023 - 2025, they took home the Bronze medal at the John Reid Memorial Tournament.

Eight Sabres players were drafted to the WHL in 2023, and seven more joined this group in 2024. Since 2020, 28 Sabres players have been drafted for the WHL.

In addition to Geoff's extensive coaching experience, he was named the AEHL Coach of the Year in 2019 as the Head Coach of the U18 AAA Raiders and in 2022 as the Head Coach of the U15 AAA Sabres. In 2024, he received the St. Albert Raiders Coaching Excellence Award.

Geoff is passionate about hockey and committed to helping coaches develop their skills and knowledge of the game. His work as a coach mentor is invaluable in supporting coaches' ongoing growth and development within the St. Albert Raiders program.

We look forward to continuing to work with Geoff this upcoming season.

U15 AA Saints

Dallas Jackson

Dallas Jackson is the newly appointed Head Coach for the U15 AA Saints. A former St. Albert Raiders U18 AAA player, Dallas has a strong connection to the local hockey community and is eager to return to where his hockey career started. 

After two seasons with the U18 AAA Raiders, Dallas went on to play 175 games in the WHL and just over 300 games in various professional leagues across North America and Europe.

As a former professional player, he is well-versed in the game's intricacies and is committed to fostering a competitive and positive environment for his players. His coaching philosophy emphasizes skill development, teamwork, and a strong work ethic, aiming to guide young athletes through their critical developmental years.

We are excited to have Dallas join our team and look forward to a successful season under his guidance.

U15 AA Bears

Trevor Ruptash

Assistant Coach: Brody McIntyre

Trevor is joining the St. Albert Raiders as a coach this season, bringing close to 20 years of coaching experience. Trevor has a diverse and extensive background in coaching, having served as an Assistant Coach for five seasons in U18 AA and spending two years as an Assistant Coach with the Junior B Edmonton Mustangs. Most recently, he has been a Head Coach in U11 and U13, where he has demonstrated strong leadership and development skills. Trevor also is a former varsity athlete and spent two seasons in the Nait Ooks hockey program. 

Trevor has invested in his coaching education, completing several key certifications. He holds the NCPP Hockey Canada Development 1 certification, Checking Skills certification, Respect In Sport Activity Leader certification, and Coach 1/2 certification. These qualifications reflect his commitment to providing players with a safe, respectful, and development-focused environment.

We are looking forward to working with Trevor this season. His dedication to player development and comprehensive coaching background make him a valuable addition to our team.

U15 AA Blues

Peter Sinclair

Assistant Coach: Bryce Classen

The St. Albert Raiders proudly announce the return of Peter Sinclair as the Head Coach for the U15 AA Blues. With a strong history of player development and team leadership, Peter has been an integral part of St. Albert Minor Hockey since 2012.

Peter's past accomplishments as a coach include guiding the Atom AA Barons to a Provincial Championship in 2019, leading the U11 AA Barons to an EFHL Championship in 2022, and securing consecutive NAHL League Championships with the U13 AA Stars in 2022 and 2023. This upcoming season marks Peter's fourth year coaching within the St. Albert Raiders program, backed by his completion of Development 1, Coach 1, Coach 2, Safety and Checking Skills certifications.

We anticipate another successful season working alongside Peter, where we will benefit from his wealth of knowledge and experience. We are confident that his leadership will significantly contribute to our program's success and the development of our players.


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