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The Raiders, a non-profit organization, skate out of SkateQuest of Reston. It is a twin-rink facility just off the Dulles Toll Road in Reston, well-positioned to serve the Northern Virginia and metro D.C. area. Read More

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Body Checking Clinics for Raiders Travel Tryouts
05/20/2017
The Reston Raiders will conduct a series of three free checking...
Board of Directors Election Results
05/20/2017
Thank you to all of our Raiders Members who took the opportunity...
8U 2009 Selects Win CCM Showdown
05/19/2017
  The 8U 2009 Spring Selects, went undefeated this past...
Girls Tryouts
05/03/2017
  Are you interested in playing on a Girls only team...
Raiders Travel Tryout Registration Now Open
04/22/2017
Travel Tryouts will be held June 3rd - June 11th 2017 Reston...
Reston Raiders Spring Goalie Clinics
04/02/2017
The Reston Raiders will have five spring goalie clinics this...
Reston Raiders Spring Skills Clinics
03/28/2017
The Raiders are proud to announce that we will be offering Skills...
Nationals Bound!! - Girls 19U Win Affiliate & SE District Titles
03/16/2017
Girls U19 Reston Raiders secure PVAHA 1st Place and Southeastern...
12U 2005 Wins CBHL Championship
03/12/2017
The '05 Pee Wee Blue team had a great season, as they rose to...
2016-2017 House Playoffs - A Series of Nail biters!!!
03/10/2017
Reston Raiders Fall House league capped of the year with some really...
18U Blue Wins CBHL AA Championship
02/27/2017
The 18U Blue Team went into the CBHL AA Playoffs this past weekend...
 
Body Checking Clinics for Raiders Travel Tryouts

The Reston Raiders will conduct a series of three free checking clinics for rising 14U (2004 birth year) players trying out for Raiders 14U Travel teams for the 2017-2017 season.  Older players (both House Bantams and Midgets) who have not played a full season in a body checking environment are also welcome to participate.  If you are registered for the Reston Raiders Travel Tryouts, you're eligible to sign-up and attend the clinics (no-cost).

The clinics will be held on:

Thursday, 25 May 2017 at 5:40 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, 1 June 2017 at 5:40 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, 4 June 2017 at 12:40 - 2:00 PM


The clinics are cumulative which each session building on the skills taught in the previous sessions.  Attendance at all three is strongly recommended.  Body checking is a skill like skating, stickhandling, shooting.  The good foundation provided in these clinics is important as players build their skills. 
 
To sign up for the clinics:

Complete the 2017 Raiders Tryout Checking Clinics form found on the left-hand side of the Raiders homepage, or click this link:  Raiders Pre-Tryout Checking Clinics


by posted 05/20/2017
Board of Directors Election Results

Thank you to all of our Raiders Members who took the opportunity to vote in our Board of Directors online voting.  Following the conclusion of the voting, the following candidates were elected to three years terms as members of the Board of Directors:

Jonathan Cooper

Pat Wildman

Steve Willey

The Board of Directors would also like to thank Missy Wojciak, Mayu Cesari, and Ryan Kelly for volunteering to serve on the Nominations Committee and overseeing the election!! 


by posted 05/20/2017
8U 2009 Selects Win CCM Showdown

 

The 8U 2009 Spring Selects, went undefeated this past weekend in pool play, at the Prince William CCM Showdown and finished it off with a nice win Sunday afternoon in the championship game!  Congratulations to Larry Roe (Head Coach) and his team on the strong finish to the Spring season!


by posted 05/19/2017
Girls Tryouts

 

Are you interested in playing on a Girls only team rather than one of our coed teams?
 

Raiders Girls Program

    The Reston Raiders are proud to announce that travel tryouts are now open for the 2017-18 season. Our Girls Program has produced several successful teams over the last few years.  In each of the past 2 seasons our 14U team competed in the CBHL Championship game.  This past year our 19U team won the PVAHA Affiliate and Southeastern Districts Championships qualifying for the USA Hockey National Championships in Michigan.  

We are please to announce that our 14U players will now have two practices, One practice at SkateQuest in Reston and the other at the New Loudoun Ice Center in Sterling, VA.  This facility is a smaller ice surface but is perfect as the team will have the entire sheet of ice to themselves.  As always , We are very excited to continue to build our Girls program each and very season.

We anticipate fielding a 19U team (Birth Years 2002 and Older) and a 14U team (Birth years 2003 – 2005)

Tryout Schedule

Saturday      3-June   | 6:10 PM-7:30 PM | NHL Rink | Girls Goalies

Tuesday       6-June   | 7:40 PM-9:00 PM | NHL Rink | Girls Blue/Silver

Thursday     8-June   | 7:40 PM-9:00 PM | NHL Rink | Girls Blue/Silver

Saturday     10-June | 6:10 PM-7:30 PM | NHL Rink | Girls Blue/Silver

 

All non-returning Raiders must present a release form from their current organization

 

Visit our Girls Progam Page (link)

 
If you have recommendations on how to improve and grow the Girls Program,

please contact Girls Program Director, Chick Thompson at 


by posted 05/03/2017
Raiders Travel Tryout Registration Now Open

Travel Tryouts will be held June 3rd - June 11th 2017

Reston Raider youth tryouts are open to any player who is interested in playing travel ice hockey for the Raider organization. Travel ice hockey teams are more competitive in nature and require a more significant commitment in terms of time (for both player and parent) and cost. Players must be committed to attend 2-3 practices per week and 2 or more games on the weekend.
 
The Raiders have a very sophisticated evaluation process that plays out over a period of time leading up to and through the tryout sessions.  We feel that we conduct the most thorough, complete, and unbiased tryouts in the area.  Each step of the process is documented below, including:

  • Coach Selection
  • Player Registration
  • Tryout Sessions for Skaters and Goalies
  • Evaluation Process

 
Coach Selection
 
Before being announced as a Travel Coach for the Reston Raiders, anyone who is interested in coaching for the Reston Raiders can apply for a position by completing the Head Coach Application found on the Reston Raiders website. The Raiders Coach Selection Committee (CSC) has the responsibility of evaluating all Head Coaching Candidates.  They utilize the submitted applications, Coach Evaluations from the previous season, as well as observations and feedback from watching all of our current coaches.  Based upon those discussions, coaches are selected and offered opportunities to coach a Reston Raiders travel team.  Once the coaching slate has been approved by the CSC, the slate is sent to the Raiders Board of Directors for approval.  Following approval by the Raiders Board of Directors, the coaches are announced on the Reston Raiders website.
 
Parent vs. Non-Parent Coaches – The Raiders goal is to always slot the best coaching candidates for each of our teams.  We look to place both Parent and Non-Parent coaches on our teams.  If the best candidate to teach our players at a given level is a Parent Coach, then we will place the Parent Coach in that position.  A key component of the CSC evaluations during the Coach Selection Process is whether or not the coach’s son or daughter can play at the level that the team would be placed at (AA, A, B). The Club’s goal is to select coaches whose son or daughter has the ability to play at the level at which the coach is selected. In general, coaches whose children do not have the ability to play at a particular level will not be selected to coach that level. 
 
Registration
 
All players regardless of experience must register for tryouts and pay the $120 tryout fee.  This year we are waiving the deposit that we’ve required at registration. On the first night of tryouts, all parents will receive the Club’s Financial Agreement (contract).  All players trying out for the Raiders will be required to return the contract on the second night of tryouts.  Players who have not returned a signed Financial Agreement by the third skate will not be allowed to skate nor be selected for any Raiders Travel Team.
 
The tryout fee can be paid by credit card online only.  Players are encouraged to attend as many tryout sessions as possible, but players must attend two of the sessions in order to be selected for a team.  If sessions are going to be missed, the absence must be communicated by sending an email to    or notify the staff at the registration table.
 
Players may request to only be considered for a particular team within an age level (example:  Player only wants to be considered for a Blue or top/Major age team, but not the Silver or second team).  This can be noted when registering online or at the check-in table during tryouts.  If a declaration to only be considered for a specific team is made, that player will not be considered for any other team and the player/family will not be contacted and asked if they want to be placed on one of the other teams at that level.  If not selected to the team requested, the Financial Agreement will be voided.

  • If your player is injured and wants consideration they must be registered and pay the tryout fee online.
  •  There will be no walk – in registration allowed.  We will not accept any tryout registrations after June 2nd, 2017 (Midnight on Friday June 2nd).
  •  Any returning player must have all financial obligations with the club paid in full before taking the ice.
  • Any player who is rostered/under contract with another local Tier II program must have a release from that program in order to tryout at Reston, including returning Raiders.
  • Any former Raider registering to try-out for the 2017-18 travel season who has played for another Tier 2 travel team in the D.C. area since leaving Raiders must petition the Raiders Board of Directors to return to the Club.  See Return to the Club Policy. Such petitions must be emailed to the Travel Director ( by May 27, 2017

 
The tryouts will consist of several sessions. All sessions will concentrate on skills and competitive situations. If a player misses a session they will only be evaluated by the sessions they attend. It is highly encouraged that players attend all sessions.  In order to be placed on a team, they must attend at least two sessions, and any absences must be communicated to the Travel Director.

 

Parent Orientation

 
During the first evaluation session for each age level, there will be a Parent Meeting administered by the Club’s Travel Director, or designated Board Member.  The meeting will discuss the tryout process, club/team expectations, and any other pertinent information deemed necessary, as well as offer an opportunity for any questions parents may have about the club or tryouts.
 
Tryout Sessions
 
The tryouts will consist of three skates to select our Birth-year Blue Teams.  Players not selected for a Blue Team, would then be eligible to come back and skate in a fourth session to be considered for our age-based Silver and/or Black teams.
 
Goalies – Goalies should plan to attend our “Goalie Only” session (Saturday June 3rd) as well as all sessions at their respective birth years.
 
During all sessions the players will be placed in skill and game based drills and scrimmages.  The Head coach and a number of additional independent evaluators will assess the players’ performance in those drills and scrimmages.  Following each session the evaluators will meet to discuss each player’s performance during the session.  These sessions will be moderated by a Raiders Board Member or assigned evaluation Moderator who has no personal interest in the outcome of the evaluation and who does not have a son or daughter involved in the tryout. The moderator’s role is to lead the discussion on each player, compile the input of evaluators and ensure that the evaluation process is conducted fairly, without bias and is consistent with the Raiders’ tryout policies. 
 
All parents & players will follow the process below when arriving at the rink for each tryout session:
 
First Night

  1. Players check in and receive assigned pinnie.  The pinnie will be kept until the completion of the third session.
  2. Parents will receive the Raiders Financial Agreement outlining the Travel Team fees for the upcoming season.  All Financial Agreements should be returned no later than the start of the third tryout session.  Any players who have not turned in the Financial Agreement will not be placed on a team.

 
Second Night

  1. Players check in for attendance purposes.
  2. Parents return signed financial agreements.

 
Third and Fourth Night

  1. Players check in for attendance purposes.
  2. Parents return signed financial agreements (if not already turned in).

 
 
Evaluation Process
 
The purpose of tryouts is to evaluate a player's skating ability, hockey skills and commitment to teamwork in order to place him or her on a team that will provide the best environment for improving their self-confidence, skills and enjoyment of the sport of ice hockey. A Board-approved committee of evaluators using a standardized scoring system will assess skating ability and hockey skills at each level during scheduled tryout sessions. With the possible exception of the Head Coach, evaluators may not have a son or daughters involved in the tryout for that team or otherwise have a conflict that could introduce bias into the evaluation process. 
 
All levels will include a scrimmage component as part of the evaluation process. The previous year’s coach will provide additional input to a player’s respective hockey abilities and understanding of team concepts.  That input will be solicited through standardized coaching evaluation forms that are provided to coaches prior to the completion of the season. 
 
Following the completion of each session, the Moderator and all evaluators will meet and discuss the play of each individual player on the ice during the session just completed.  Team rosters will be determined following the conclusion of the final tryout session and will be based on all of the discussions held about each player after each of the tryout sessions.  The decision to select or not to select a player will be based on the consensus of all of the evaluators, not the opinion of any single evaluator, including the Head Coach or the moderator assigned to oversee the evaluation process. 
If parents or players have questions about a player’s tryout evaluation, they may contact the Raiders Travel Director.


 
Roster Announcement
 
All travel team rosters will be announced on the Reston Raiders website within 24 hours of the completion of the third or final evaluation skate.  At the time the rosters are posted to the website, the Financial Agreement goes into effect.  Any players who seek a release, must pay the full season fee in order to receive a release.

All selected players following announcement of rosters must go the Raiders website and register for the upcoming season.  A $500 first payment toward 2017-2018 team fees will be due at that time.

 

Day

Start

End

Rink

Teams

Saturday 3-June

4:40 PM

6:00 PM

NHL

8U, 10U, & 12U Goalies

Saturday 3-June

6:10 PM

7:30 PM

NHL

14U, 16U, 18U & Girls Goalies

Monday 5-June

5:00 PM

6:20 PM

OLY

8U Blue 2009

Monday 5-June

5:40 PM

7:00 PM

NHL

10U 2008

Monday 5-June

6:30 PM

7:50 PM

OLY

10U 2007

Monday  5-June

7:10 PM

8:30 PM

NHL

14U 2004

Monday 5-June

8:40 PM

10:00 PM

NHL

14U 2003

Tuesday 6-June

5:00 PM

6:20 PM

OLY

12U 2006

Tuesday 6-June

6:10PM

7:30 PM

NHL

12U 2005

Tuesday 6-June

6:30 PM

7:50 PM

OLY

16U Group 1

Tuesday 6-June

7:40 PM

9:00 PM

NHL

Girls Blue/Silver

Tuesday 6-June

8:00 PM

9:20 PM

OLY

18U

Tuesday 6-June

9:10 PM

10:20 PM

NHL

16U Group 2

Wednesday 7-June

5:00 PM

6:20 PM

OLY

8U Blue 2009

Wednesday 7 - June

6:10 PM  7:30 PM  NHL 10U 2008

Wednesday 7-June

6:30 PM

7:50 PM

OLY

10U 2007

Wednesday 7-June

7:40 PM

9:00 PM

NHL

14U 2003

Wednesday 7-June

9:10 PM

10:20 PM

NHL

14U 2004

Thursday 8-June

5:00 PM

6:20 PM

OLY

12U 2006

Thursday 8-June

6:10 PM

7:30 PM

NHL

12U 2005

Thursday 8-June

6:30 PM

7:50 PM

OLY

U16 Group 2

Thursday 8-June

7:40 PM

9:00PM

NHL

Girls Blue/Silver

Thursday 8-June

8:00 PM

9:20 PM

OLY

18U

Thursday 8-June

9:10 PM

10:20 PM

NHL

U16 Group 1

Friday 9-June

5:00 PM

6:20 PM

OLY

8U Blue 2009

Friday 9-June

6:00 PM

7:20 PM

NHL

10U 2008

Friday 9-June

6:30 PM

7:50 PM

OLY

10U 2007

Friday 9-June

8:00 PM

9:00 PM

OLY

18U

Saturday 10-June

1:30 PM

2:50 PM

OLY

12U 2006

Saturday 10-June

3:00 PM

4:20 PM

OLY

12U 2005

Saturday 10-June

3:10 PM

4:30 PM

NHL

14U 2004

Saturday 10-June

4:30 PM

5:50 PM

OLY

14U 2003

Saturday 10 - June

4:40 PM 6:00 PM NHL 16U Group 1

Saturday 10-June

6:10 PM

7:30 PM

NHL

Girls Blue/Silver

Saturday 10-June

7:40 PM

9:00 PM

NHL

16U Group 2

Sunday  11-June

9:30 AM

10:50 AM

OLY

10U Silver & Black Mixed

Sunday  11-June

9:40 AM

11:00 AM

NHL

12U Silver & Black Mixed

Sunday 11-June

11:05 AM

12:25 PM

OLY

14U Silver & Black Mixed

 

2017-18 RRHC Travel Coaches:

8U Blue | Larry Roe - 8U A
10U Blue 2007 | Tim Waterman - 10U AA
10U Blue 2008 | Norm Faas - 10U Upper A
10U Silver | Henry White - 10U Upper A or Lower A
10U Black | Brian Dutton - 10U Lower A or B
12U Blue 2005 | Chris Warren - 12U AA
12U Blue 2006 | Matt Scodellaro - 12U Upper A
12U Silver | Dana Barnes - 12U Upper A or Lower A
12U Black | Ron Blum - 12U Lower A or B
14U Blue 2003 | Nate Smith - 14U AA
14U Blue 2004 | Randy Sidhu - 14U Upper A
14U Silver | Bob Cahill - 14U Upper A or Lower A
14U Black | Mike Donovan - 14U Lower A or B
16U Blue | Steve Crespy - 16U AA
16U Silver | Simon Roberts - 16U AA or Upper A
16U Black | TBD (if necessary) - 16U Lower A
18U Blue | Bret Shepard - 18U AA
18U Silver | TBD (if necessary)
19U Girls | Andrew Kucinich
14U Girls | Pat O'Hagan
 

 

   Travel Program Highlights for the Upcoming Season

 

Program Fees for 2017-2018 Season

 

Team

Program Fee

Deposit Paid at Registration (due by 6/20

Due by 7/15

Due by 8/21

8U Blue

TBD

 

 

 

10U (All Teams)

TBD

 

 

 

12U 2005 Blue

TBD

 

 

 

12U 2006 Blue, 12U Silver & Black

TBD

 

 

 

14U 2003 Blue

TBD

 

 

 

14U 2004 Blue, 14U Silver & Black

TBD

 

 

16U Blue

TBD

 

 

 

16U Silver & Black

TBD      

18U Blue

TBD

 

 

 

Girls Blue (U19)

TBD

 

 

 

Girls Silver (U14)

TBD

 

 

 

 

*** Fees for 12U 2005 Blue, 14U 2003 Blue & 16U Blue are higher because they include the cost for the mandatory Strength & Conditioning Program led by Washington Capitals Strength Coach, Mark Nemish

 

Birth year Teams 8U (Mite) through 14U (Bantam)

Teams will be selected based on the birth years of the players for our top (Blue) teams.  There will be a strict adherence to this rule.  At age levels where the Raiders field three teams, the first team will be the major birth year players, the second team will consist of all minor birth year players at that age level.  The third team will be a mix of major and minor birth years, with the goal to be as close as possible to a 50/50 split, but overall skill/ability will determine the ultimate makeup of those third teams.

At age levels where the Raiders field four travel teams, the teams will consist of birth year teams with the major and minor Blue teams and two mixed birth year teams.  As has been our policy in the past, the Raiders will make fourth teams at levels where there are appropriate talent levels and the ice to support those teams.

The placement of those teams within the CBHL (i.e. AA, Upper A, etc.) will depend upon the talent level of those teams and our goal will always be to place our teams at the level that will allow for the best development of the players and provide a competitive environment.  Traditionally our Major Birth-Year Blue teams plays AA, our Minor Birth-Year Blue teams plays Upper A, our Silver Teams play Lower A, and our Black Teams B.  Should our coaches decide that their team could move up and play at a higher level, they can choose to do that, so it is likely that multiple Raider teams could be placed at the same level.

Goaltenders will not necessarily be bound by the birth year rules initially.  It will be the goal of the club to place our goaltenders on teams based on their birth year, but should the age level not have the appropriate depth at a particular birth year, then goalies may play up or down, but at still remain in their appropriate age level.

 

Raiders Girls Program

The Raiders are fielding two Girls Teams for the upcoming season.  Both teams will play in the CBHL at the Tier 2 level.  We will field a 19U/Blue and a 14U/Silver team.  This year both teams will have two practices per week.  We are very excited to continue to build upon last year’s success where our 19U/Blue team won the PVAHA Affiiate and Southeastern Districts Championships and attended the USA Hockey National Championships and where our 14U/Silver had a very successful building year finishing as the CBHL Playoff Runner-up in the 14U Division.

 

8U (Mite) Teams

We will be selecting an 8U Blue team during our May tryouts.  The Raiders intend to field 8U Silver and Black development teams as we have done in past seasons.  Additional information regarding the 8U travel program is detailed below:

 

8U Blue

Tryouts:

  • Team selection continues in June (during Travel Tryouts) as in previous years to allow the top 8U players to still have a mini-camp and attend any pre-season half-ice jamborees or tournaments desired.
  • May choose to hold open slots for mini-camp if there is a significant drop off or large number of bubble players e.g. select 12-14 and hold 4-6 slots if deemed appropriate at during May tryouts.

Team:

  • 18 total players on 2 Blue teams of 9 split evenly and randomly.
  • One head coach for each team.
  • This will allow for teams to participate in jamborees, games, tournaments, etc. and have the appropriate number of players.  It will set clear expectations up front with parents and players.
  • Blue team will be allocated full ice slots for games as in the past.  These will be used by the two teams to host 2 half-ice games on each half. We would invite 1 or 2 other clubs based on their team size. (No additional ice allocation).

Practice:

  • Blue team will continue two team practices per week, in addition to their House Team practice.
  • One time per week will be with 8U Silver and one time per week with 8U Black.
 

8U Silver & Black

Tryouts:

  • Team selection continues in the Fall as in previous years.

Team:

  • 18 total players on 2 “groups” within each team with 9 each.
  • One head coach for each team.
  • This will allow for teams to participate in jamborees, games, tournaments, etc. and have the appropriate number of players.  It will set clear expectations up front with parents and players.
  • Silver and Black teams will be allocated full ice slots for games as in the past.  These will be used by the two teams to host 2 half-ice games on those ice slots. We would invite 1 or 2 other clubs based on their team size. (No additional ice allocation).

Practice:

  • Silver and Black teams will continue to have one team practices per week in addition to their House Team practice.
 

Power Skating/Skills and Off-ice Training

The Raiders are proud to announce the Tim Graham will continue as the club’s power skating and skills coach.  Tim will be working with all of our teams during practices next season.

The Raiders plan to continue our off-ice program for our 12U 2005 Blue, 14U 2003 Blue and 16U Blue players with Washington Capitals Strength and Conditioning Coach, Mark Nemish.  Both programs will be priced and included in the team fees at those levels.

   


by posted 04/22/2017
Reston Raiders Spring Goalie Clinics

The Reston Raiders will have five spring goalie clinics this year. They are open to both house and travel goalies in the club and the cost is $20. To sign up, go to the web site, click the "Register Online" button, log-in to your account, then look up the clinics under the registration tab.
 
8U (Mite) aged goalies are welcome but you must come with equipment. If you don't have any equipment you can contact your 8U coach in order to borrow the gear.
 
There is a limit of 24 goalies per clinic. Do not sign up if you are not going to attend as that will prevent someone on the wait list from utilizing the vacant spot and will result in sanctions for future events.
 
April 9       5:25 pm - 6:45 pm
April 30     5:25 pm - 6:45 pm
May 7       5:25 pm - 6:45 pm
May 21     5:25 pm - 6:45 pm
June 11     5:25 pm - 6:45 pm
 
If you have any questions, please contact Head Goaltender Coach, Don HIll at
 
 

by posted 04/02/2017
Reston Raiders Spring Skills Clinics

The Raiders are proud to announce that we will be offering Skills Sessions again this spring.  The sessions are open to Travel and House players.  8U-aged players born in 2011 and earlier and that have been graduated out of the Initiation Program are eligible as well.

The sessions will be offered on Monday and Wednesday nights from Monday, March 27th - Wednesday, May 31st.   There will be three sessions offered.  On Mondays from 7:20 - 8:30 pm we will have 12U and Older House/Select Player session.  Then on Wednesdays we'll offer a 8U/10U House & Travel Player session from 6:00 - 7:10 pm and then from 7:20 - 8:30 pm we'll have a session for 12U & Older Travel players.

This program will be run by the Elite Hockey Science (EHS) Skills Coaches.  Each session is open up to 40 players.  There will be no walk-in or pro-rates accepted.  Goaltenders are also eligible to sign-up for the clinics.  There will be a Goalie Coach from The Goalie Academy on the ice for each session. The Goalie cost is $300 and there is a maximum of three goalies per clinic group accepted.

The cost for the program will be $300 and Registration is now open via the Raiders website.  To register, click on the "Register Online" button and either log-in to your Rairders account or create a new member account.  Once logged in, select the appropriate registration program and complete the registration and payment process.

Questions regarding the program can be directed to Club President Kevin Burch at @restonraiders.com.


by posted 03/28/2017
Nationals Bound!! - Girls 19U Win Affiliate & SE District Titles

Girls U19 Reston Raiders secure PVAHA 1st Place and Southeastern District Championship

Last weekend (March 11-12), the Reston Raiders’ Girls U19 team clinched two banners: PVAHA 1st Place and Southeastern District Champions.

The entire weekend was hard fought with two games heading into overtime and one concluding in a shootout win, securing them a spot to play for the championship. Heading into the championship game, the girls were focused and determined to leave it all on the ice. Solid goaltending and confidence in net helped the Raiders’ overcome multiple penalty kills and an intense forecheck by the opponent Nova Ice Dogs. With defense locked down, the girls were able to push forward on offense. The first goal came from a Raiders’ power play;  the next off of a 2-on-1 break. Despite the Raiders’ impressive showing, the Ice Dogs fought their way back to tie the game 2-2. As time was headed under the 5 minute mark, a perfect pass  resulted in a breakaway goal, making the score 3-2. With only a few minutes left on the clock, the Ice Dogs pulled their goalie to put an extra player on the ice, but the Raiders’ held on to their lead and secured the title of Southeastern District Champions.

With the district win, the Girls U19 Raiders will head to Nationals on April 6th in Troy, MI to take on competition from around the country. This is the first time in over ten years a Reston girls program has headed to the national tournament. Congrats girls! We couldn’t be prouder to have the Reston Raiders represent the Southeastern District!

Championship game points are as follows:

Goals: Julia Kochman (1), Maggie Shi (1), Emily Lichtenberg (1)

Assists: Kelsey Dwyer (1), Emma Powers (1)

Goalie: 32 saves (Gaby Henry)

There is also a great article on the team's win on the USA Hockey website.  You can read it at this link:  Raiders Girls 19U Win!!

Best of luck to the team at Nationals!!!


by posted 03/16/2017
12U 2005 Wins CBHL Championship

The '05 Pee Wee Blue team had a great season, as they rose to the occasion for big games winning gold in three of four tournaments and taking Silver in the fourth.  Heading into the CBHL playoffs, the team struggled the weekend before playoffs losing two of three meaningless games as their position was solidified, they were playing Ashburn in the first round in Hampton Roads regardless.  The team stepped up and got back to their high level of play in big games defeating Ashburn 3-0 in the first round then in the championship game, Reston went up 5-0 against Baltimore and cruised to a 6-2 victory.  

 

What a way to end an amazing season, big thanks to the players, coaches and parents for such an enjoyable year!


by posted 03/12/2017
2016-2017 House Playoffs - A Series of Nail biters!!!

Reston Raiders Fall House league capped of the year with some really close, edge-of-your-seat, playoff games! And it was a true testament to the development of the players over the season thanks to some great coaching and to the hard work and dedication of the kids.  The atmosphere was electric with the wild and creative fans from the parents with googly eyed potatoes impaled on sticks, the ones sporting the custom team logo sweatshirts, and to the fans who lined the boards with Fanta soda!  And who didn’t love the team that arrived to their final game clad in suits and proudly carrying their jerseys respectfully in on hangers?  And our coaches weren’t out done either – loved our coaching team in suits and admire the courage of our Midget coach sporting a kilt!  Team colors bathed the rink and posters and pompoms where everywhere!  It was hockey at its finest. 

And before we congratulate our winners, I would like to take a moment to thank and to bid farewell to one of our longest serving volunteers who has been a team manager, injury liaison and commissioner, Susan Fitzgerald.  And with her she is taking the BEST announcer ever, Jim Derdeyn.  (And of course, we will miss the boys, Aidan and Robert, as they go off to college!)  Thanks for all the years you have given to us!

 

We also want to thank Glory Days for all the awesome playoff giveaways and prizes!

And now, CONGRATULATIONS to our RRHC FALL HOUSE CHAMPIONS!!

Midget House Team #4: Gray 

Coaches: Rich Wisinski & Sean Kearns
Brian Carter        
Chad Constantine
Devin Craven        
Robert Dubay     
Aidan Fitzgerald
Robert Fitzgerald
Nathan Mitchell        
Caitlin Moore        
Elliott Munizza        
Matthew Ongman        
Michael Pieruccini
Alec Reusch        
Harris Sciabica        
Sam Silverman
Sammy Thompson 
Noah Thompson
Aidan Todorov        
Ryan Walsh    

 

Bantam House Team #2 – Yellow Jackets

Coaches: Matt Gaugler & Paul Tourbaf
Team 2:  Yellow Jackets
Coach Tourbaf
Coach Gaugler
Justin Feng
Sam Garver
Ryan Gaugler
Michael Gentry
Lucas Heishman
Adam Klumpp
Rory McDermott
Dillon Nguyen
Ethan Norman
Alex Popa
Max Rountree
Hans Erik Sandberg
Matthew Sperry
Mitchell Thomas
Jackson Toth
Charlie Tourbaf
Chris With

 

Peewee House Team #4 Orange Fanta

Coaches: Jim Behrend & Chris Kelly
Etienne Bauer
Oliver Cervantes
Jonathan Clark
Leila Hansen
Alex Jolly
Alex Katzman
Parker Knowlton
Maya Lerner
Jackson Lynch
Omar Marei
Antonio Nevano
Jack Robinson
Zakariyya Scavotto
Lucas Sidor
John Sidor
David Siff
John Woodward

 

Squirt House Team #3: Yellow - The Golden Potatoes

Coach: Dan Jenkins
Matthew Afeworki
Ricky Bandi
Tristan Belcher
Joanie Boykin
Eamon Carew
Sophia Christiano
Robert Converse III
Liam Dermody
Niccolo Evangelista
Brady Foster
Will Jenkins
Zachary Jordan
Andrew Kim
George Simkin
Nicholas Visaggio

 

Don’t forget to register July 1st at 6:30AM when returning house member registration opens!


by posted 03/10/2017
18U Blue Wins CBHL AA Championship

The 18U Blue Team went into the CBHL AA Playoffs this past weekend as the #3 seed in their bracket based off of their regular season record, but that did not slow them down as they won two big games to bring home the Terry Scott Trophy, awarded to the team winning the CBHL Championship at the highest Midget level, and the CBHL Playoff Championship Banner.

18U Blue won a thrilling Semi-Final match-up over the Howard Huskies.  The game was tied 1-1, following regulation and overtime and the Raiders went on to score the win in a shoot-out, and setup a matchup in the Championship Game against Ashburn.

The Championship Game did not disappoint, it was a highly competitive game that went back and forth and found the 18U Blue team clinging to a 3-2 down the stretch.  The boys in black held-on and secured the win.

Congratulations to the 18U Blue Team and Coaches!!  They now move onto the PVAHA State Playoffs against Ashburn this weekend to determine who will represent the affiliate at the upcoming USA Hockey National Championships.


by posted 02/27/2017
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