|City||Nepean, Ontario, Canada|
|League||Central Canada Hockey League|
|Home arena||Nepean Sportsplex, Steve Yzerman Arena|
|Colours||Red, Black, Grey, and White
|Affiliate(s)||Ottawa 67s (OHL)|
The Nepean Raiders are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team from Nepean, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of the Central Canada Hockey League. The town of Nepean was granted expansion after the Cornwall Royals and the Hull Hawks left the CJHL for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The Raiders started their operations in the Valley division of the Junior "B" League in 1966, switching over to the Central Junior Hockey League in 1972.
Nepean made the finals multiple times between 1972 to 1981. In the 1980s. Steve Yzerman and Darren Pang are still known for being the most-outstanding Raiders in the early era. The Raiders struggled in the 1980s and 1990s missing the playoffs multiple times, and set a season-record for the most-penalized CJHL team in 1995-96.
The Raiders did not have many winning seasons since the mid 1980s and were on the verge of folding along with the four existing teams in 1984. The Raiders were the most-penalized team in the league in 1994-95. In 1998, the Black family owned the Raiders up until 2008. During that period, the Raiders appeared in 5 consecutive league finals, winning the Art Bogart Cup in 2003 and 2004, along with the Fred Page Cup.
Chris Byrne become the most successful coach in Raiders history from 1999 to 2007, until moving up to the Ottawa 67's to become an assistant coach. Archie Mulligan became Byrne's successor. Mulligan was the winningest coach with the Kanata Valley Lasers during his time from 1987 to 2002. They never missed the playoffs and won league championships in 1992 and 1997.
When Chris Byrne departed, the Raiders began to fall on hard times. At the start of the 2007-08 season, Archie Mulligan left the team. A few other players also left, and the Raiders exitex the first round of the playoffs.
The Black family sold the Raiders to local buyers, who refurbished the team's image. NHL alumni Garry Galley was hired as the head coach. The Raiders improved, but fell on hard.times again before Christmas 2009 when the coaches parted ways after disagreement with management. Players demanded trades or were released.
In 2011-12 the Nepean Raiders captured their 3rd Art Bogart Cup with Peter Goulet as head coach and GM in his 2nd a half season in Nepean. The Raiders would go on to lose the Fred Page Cup final to Woodstock.
Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|1978-79||48||36||10||2||-||305||187||74||1st CJHL||Lost final 4-3 to Hawkesbury|
|1994-95||54||10||38||4||2||214||326||26||10th CJHL||Out of Playoffs|
|1995-96||54||14||35||5||0||220||315||33||5th in Yzerman||Out of Playoffs|
|1996-97||53||27||23||3||0||232||223||57||4th in Yzerman||Lost quarter-finals 4-1 to Smiths Falls|
|1997-98||56||20||23||13||10||180||180||63||4th in Yzerman||Lost quarter-finals 4-1 to Brockville|
|1998-99||54||31||21||2||0||202||194||64||3rd in Yzerman||Lost semi-final 4-1 to Hawkesbury|
|1999-00||56||33||20||3||0||245||239||69||2nd in Yzerman||Lost quarter-final 4-1 to Kanata|
|2000-01||55||26||19||10||0||222||186||63||3rd in Yzerman||Lost semi-final 4-0 to Cornwall|
|2001-02||55||34||11||10||0||263||174||78||2nd||Lost semi-final 4-2 to Ottawa|
|2002-03||55||32||17||6||2||227||185||72||1st in Yzerman||Won league 4-1 over Ottawa|
|2003-04||55||37||14||3||1||229||144||78||1st||Won league 4-3 over Gloucester|
|2004-05||57||42||9||3||3||225||131||90||1st||Lost final 4-3 to Hawkesbury|
|2005-06||59||37||16||3||3||231||174||80||2nd in Yzerman||Lost final 4-2 to Hawkesbury|
|2006-07||55||26||21||6||2||178||165||60||3rd in Yzerman||Lost final 4-1 to Pembroke|
|2007-08||60||32||23||3||2||233||203||69||5th CJHL||Lost quarter-final 4-2 to Brockville|
|2008-09||60||42||12||-||6||261||145||90||1st CJHL||Lost final 4-2 to Pembroke|
|2009-10||62||33||26||-||3||250||217||69||6th CJHL||Lost Quarter-final 4-2 to Cornwall|
|2010-11||62||27||25||-||10||207||227||64||6th CCHL||Lost Quarter-final 4-3 to Brockville|
|2011-12||62||46||11||-||5||269||159||97||1st CCHL||Won League 4-3 over Cornwall|
|2012-13||62||38||20||-||4||235||182||80||4th CCHL||Lost Final 4-2 to Cornwall|
|2013-14||62||27||24||-||11||189||225||65||7th CCHL||Lost Quarter-final|
- CJHL Bogart Cup Championships: 2003, 2004
- Eastern Canadian Fred Page Cup Championships: 2004
- CJAHL Royal Bank Cup Championships: None
- Adrian Aucoin
- Jamie Baker
- Jeff Chychrun
- Grant Clitsome
- Rob Dopson
- Mike Eastwood
- Mike Eaves
- Stew Gavin
- Mike Meeker
- Tyler Moss
- Darren Pang
- Mark Paterson
- Dan Ratushny
- Keith Redmond
- Joe Reekie
- Travis Scott
- Larry Skinner
- Doug Smith
- Aaron Ward
- Steve Yzerman