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Goalie Academy Caps Shootout Prep Clinic at Skatequest
06/24/2016
​   Prepare for the Washington Capitals Youth...
PHD and Goalie Academy Summer Intensity Camps
06/24/2016
​ GA Summer Intensity Camps The Best Personal Attention...
Raiders House Program Information for the 2016-2017 Season
06/16/2016
Reston Raiders House Program The Reston Raiders Hockey Club exists...
Travel Team Uniform Fittings Night - Tues & Wed This Week
06/13/2016
The fitting/order nights for all Raiders Travel Teams are scheduled...
U16 Blue Spring Selects Win Cherry Blossom Showdown
05/24/2016
Congratulations to the Midget U16 Blue Selects for winning the Cherry...
Raiders Board of Directors Election Results
05/16/2016
Thanks to all members who voted in the Board of Directors Election...
Squirt 2006 Selects Win CCM Squirt Showdown
05/16/2016
The Reston Raiders Squirt 2006 Spring Selects brought home the Championship...
Bantam 2002 Selects Win CCM Showdown Championship
05/15/2016
The Bantam 2002 Spring Select Team participated in the CCM Showdown...
SkateQuest/EHS Summer Camps & Clinics
04/22/2016
SkateQuest and Elite Hockey Skills will be hosting a number of Summer...
U18 Blue Advances to Nationals with VA State Win over Ashburn
03/17/2016
The Raiders U18 Blue captured the Virginia State Championship in...
New! Inova Sports Medicine Concussion Hotline: 703-970-6427
02/16/2016
Adding to the list of concussion resources available to Raiders families:...
 
Goalie Academy Caps Shootout Prep Clinic at Skatequest

 
Prepare for the Washington Capitals Youth Shootout!
 
PHD and GA are holding four (4) Shootout Clinics for Players and Goalies at Skate Quest Reston to get ready to perform at your best in the Capitals' Shootout Competition!
 
The winners of the Caps' Shootout Preliminary rounds compete to do the shootout at Verizon Center between periods of a Capitals' game!  The winners of the Verizon Ctr Shootout at Squirt Division go to the NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles!
 
So this clinic will best prepare you for a chance to win these incredible prizes!
 
The Shootout Clinic Dates are as follows: Click the dates to register for each clinic:
 
 
 
 
 
Clinic spots are very limited to 12 goalies and 24 players!
Cost is ONLY $25.00 per participant!
 
Players and Goalies will be separated for 30 minutes of instruction and the last 20 minutes per clinic will be dedicated to Shootout Practice.
 
The Capitals' Shootout Preliminary Round Info is as follows:
The ninth annual Washington Capitals Youth Hockey Shootout is supported by the Washington Capitals, USA Hockey, the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association, and all of our local youth hockey organizations. 

The following are the preliminary locations:
  • VA: Sunday, July 17: Ashburn Ice House, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • MD: Saturday, July 23: Bowie Ice Arena, 3:15 pm  - 8:15 pm
  • VA: Saturday, July 30: SkateQuest of Reston, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • MD: Sunday, July 31: Skate Frederick, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • VA: Sunday, August 7: Prince William Ice Arena, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • MD: Saturday, August 14: Rockville Ice Arena, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Please fill out the form below to register.  You may also contact the Capitals Youth Hockey Department at   or 202-266-2352 if you have any additional questions. 


by posted 06/24/2016
PHD and Goalie Academy Summer Intensity Camps

GA Summer Intensity Camps

The Best Personal Attention with 2:1 Goalie To Coach Ratios at All Camps!

The Goalie Academy Summer Intensity Camps are back!

Held at The Goalie Academy Training Center, 22135 Davis Drive, #107-109, Sterling, VA 20164, we have four Intensity Camps throughout the summer: (Click on the camp name to register)

GA Summer Kickoff Intensity Camp, June 20-24, 2016

GA Intensity Camp #2, June 27-July 1, 2016

GA Intensity Camp #3, July 11-15, 2016

GA Intensity Camp #4, August 8-12, 2016

Every Camp includes 2:1 Goalie-to-Coach ratios for each on-ice session.  Each camp has two on-ice sessions per day, plus lecture, off-ice, and video analysis.

The Daily schedule is as follows:

Monday-Friday Daily Schedule
8:30am Arrive
9:00-10:00am Group A: On-ice & Group B Lecture
10:00-11:00am Group A: Lecture & Group B On-Ice
11:00-12:00pm Lunch
12:00-1:00pm Group A: On-ice & Group B Off-Ice
1:00-2:00pm Group A: Off-ice & Group B On-Ice
2:00-3:00pm Group A & B: Video Analysis

The Camps are limited to eight (8) goalies per day!

The cost is $400.00 for the week or $80.00 per day.  Goalies can register for just 1 day or any amount of days they can make.  This camp is extremely flexible in addition to the personal attention every goalie receives!

 


PHD SUMMER CAMPS 2016

Progressive Hockey Development (PHD) is offering four (4) player skills camps this summer; Mite Camp, Stick Handling Camp, Shooting & Scoring Camp, & Checking Camp!

All held at Progressive Hockey Development Training Center, 22135 Davis Drive, #107-109, Sterling, VA 20164.

Specifically, the camps will be held on the following dates (Click each camp to register)

PHD Mites Camp: July 18-22, 2016
PHD Dangles/Stick Handling Camp: July 25-29, 2016
PHD Shooting & Scoring Camp: August 1-5, 2016
PHD Checking/Body Contact Camp: August 15-19, 2016

Each Camp is limited to 12 players per day (2 groups of 6 skaters, 2:1 & 4:1 player-to-coach ratios for all on-ice sessions)

The daily schedule for each camp is as follows:

Monday-Friday Daily Schedule
8:30am Arrive
9:00-10:00am Group A: On-ice & Group B: Lecture
10:00-11:00am Group A: Lecture & Group B: On-Ice
11:00-12:00pm Lunch (both groups)
12:00-1:00pm Group A: On-ice & Group B: Off-Ice
1:00-2:00pm Group A: Off-ice & Group B: On-Ice
2:00-3:00pm Group A & B: Video Analysis

Camp costs are as follows:

Full Week Camp: $250
Daily Camper:     $60 per day
Attend camp 1day, 2days, or however many days you are availabe.

The PHD Mites Camp

Designed specifically for players at the mite levels, ages 6 to 8 years.  The camp will focus on fundamental and essential hockey skills, such as skating, stick handling, shooting, and passing. We will also cover how players can apply those fundamental skills in certain game-like situations.

This camp will also focus on fundamental positional play, such as where to be on the ice when your team is on offense (maintaining puck possession and supporting the puck) and on where to be when your team does not have the puck (pressuring the puck carrier and pressuring opponents without the puck).  Lectures and video analysis during the camp will also be used daily to assist in the learning process!

The PHD Stick Handling Camp

Designed for players of all youth ages, but players will be grouped based on age and skill level. The camp will focus on fundamental and some advanced stick handling skills, stationary, while skating, and within game like situations.

This camp will also focus on when to stick handle AND when NOT to stick handle, which is referred to as over-handling the puck.

We will also incorporate shots after stick handling and some fundamental positional play, such as where to be on the ice when your team is on offense (maintaining puck possession and supporting the puck) and on where to be when your team does not have the puck (pressuring the puck carrier and pressuring opponents without the puck). Lectures and video analysis during the camp will also be used daily to assist in the learning process!

The PHD Shooting & Scoring Camp

Designed for players of all youth ages. Players will be groped based on age and skill level.

Each day of the PHD Shooting & Scoring Camp will focus on a different fundamental Shot, such as wrist shot, snap shop, slap shot, one-timers, and backhand.  Other important shot concepts will be covered such as quick release, shooting on the rush, and deception.

Goal scoring will be a main focus throughout the camp.  Concepts will be covered such as the shooter's scoring angle, shooter's illusion, and shot location.

Skills essential for offensive success will be covered daily, so this camp should not be missed!

The PHD Checking & Body Contact Camp

Designed specifically for players who have never played checking hockey. These are second year pee-wee (12) and older, especially for those going into high school who have not played hockey with body contact.

They will learn how to give a clean, legal body check and how to receive a body check.  Players will learn fundamental concepts such as stick-on-stick, body-on-body, finishing checks, and protecting themselves. 

At this camp, players will learn that checking means removing the player from the puck.   Players will also work on strengthening the ability to take a hit and maintain possession of the puck.  Lectures and video analysis during the camp will also be used daily to assist in the learning process!


by posted 06/24/2016
Raiders House Program Information for the 2016-2017 Season

Reston Raiders House Program

The Reston Raiders Hockey Club exists to provide opportunities for boys and girls of all skill levels to play ice hockey, from the beginning player to the highly skilled player. The Raiders seek to instill in every child a love for the game of hockey, with a commitment to fair play and sportsmanship. The Club also is committed to helping each child with the development of personal and social skills. The Raiders want to exemplify the principles and philosophies of USA Hockey and, through coaching excellence, to develop the finest youth hockey players possible. The Club is committed to providing a fun environment for players of all ages and skills, with equal opportunity for all. Our key philosophy is “Fun Hockey for Kids.”

The House program is offered to children at the Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam and Midget levels. For the 2016-17 season, that includes children born between 1998-2010.

 

2016-17 House Registration

Reston Raiders House Registration for returning members will open Friday, July 1, 2016, and for new members on August 1, 2016. Only returning members may register July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016. If returning members fail to register timely, their place in the club cannot be guaranteed.  The window from July 1st to July 31st does not guarantee open spots for those 31 days, rather it is a reserved time for returning members to attempt registration.  Therefore, those returning members seeking to obtain a spot should register as soon as it opens on July 1stThis applies to EVERYONE, including coaches.  We are grateful that our program is so popular that it is filling to capacity almost immediately upon opening of registration. But what this means is that we can no longer accommodate late registrations for existing members, as it makes the numbers on the teams unmanageable.  So register as soon as it opens to ensure your child gets to play in the fall. 

 

2016-17 House Season

The Fall House League season runs from early September to the middle of February.  Squirts through Midgets season will culminate in the House playoffs and Championship game where medals will be awarded to the finalists.  Mites will not have playoffs and all Mites will receive medals at their last house game.   

 

The season will start with the evaluation skates. Mite evaluations will take place on Wednesday 9/7/2016 and Friday 9/9/2016.  The Squirts, Peewees, Bantams and Midgets will have evaluation skates on Saturday 9/10/2016 and House goalie evaluations will take place Sunday 9/11/2016, the schedule for which will be posted shortly.  The House Draft will occur on Tuesday 9/13/2016 where the coaches will draft balanced teams.  Within a few days from the draft, players will be notified by the coaches as to their team assignment (which may change after the Jamboree) and first team practice.  House practices will start on 9/19/2016. The first weekend of games (Saturday 9/24/16 & Sunday 9/25/16) for the Squirts, Peewees, Bantams and Midgets will be a round robin Jamboree where teams play short games against every other team at the age level.  Mites will not have a Jamboree.  The Jamboree will allow coaches the best opportunity to assess whether drafted teams are balanced; and if not, then they will have better information on how best to create balanced teams by moving players to other teams.  As such, the initial team selections this season will be tentative and the club may move players to different teams based on the Jamboree.  Team jerseys will not be provided to players until after the Jamboree and after team rosters are finalized.  Please note, that there will be no players moved based on parental request, all moves will be made by coaches in the interest of balancing teams.  The first official start of house games is scheduled to be on 10/8/16.

 

For questions regard house, contact Jodi McDermott at  jodimcdermott@hotmail.com.

 

For questions regarding registration contact Gayle Job at  rrhcregistrar@gmail.com.

 

 

                            2016 – 2017  House Program Divisions and Fees:                                            

 

Division

Birthdates

Fee

Mites

Born in 2008, 2009, 2010

$1,110.00

Squirts

Born in 2006 or 2007

$1,450.00

Peewees

Born in 2004 or 2005

$1,450.00

Bantams

Born in 2002 or 2003

$1,450.00

Midgets

Born in 1998 - 2001

$1,025.00

 

House Program Skill Level Details

Participants in the House program should have graduated from the Raiders Initiation Program, but at a minimum should have prior hockey experience (camps or lessons) and/or should have skating skills as established in the Learn to Skate program at SkateQuest (or equivalent) or the Star 1 / Pre-Alpha Level.  Please refer to http://www.skatequest.com/group-lessons/# for the skills chart and conversion sheet.   If a parent of a player who is of Mite or Squirt age is uncertain of whether they have the requisite skills for the house program or it is unclear to the Raider Registrar whether a player has the requisite skill, an evaluation by the IP Director will be made and the director will determine whether the player is ready for the house program or needs to be placed in the Initiation Program.  Please contact the IP Director, Henry White, at hwhite@crw-partners.com for questions regarding the requisite skills needed and evaluation requests. 

Prior to being placed on a team, all players must attend an evaluation skate on 9/10/2016 which is used in the selection of the House teams to enable the coaches to form even-strength teams.  The evaluations also will be used to determine the readiness of a player to participate in the House program.  Players who, in the evaluation skate, are determined to not have the skill level to participate at the level at which they are trying out, will be provided the option to move to a lower level, to the Initiation Program or to withdraw completely from the program.  Any monetary balance will be refunded. Please note that participation in the Initiation Program is not an option at the Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget Levels.

 

Mite House Details

The Raiders expect to field 10 Mite House teams in two different divisions during the 2016-2017 season.  Four teams will participate in the Campbell Division and six in the Patrick Division.  The Campbell Division generally will be comprised of older, more experienced players, including Mite Blue and Silver travel players, while the Patrick Division will be comprised of younger and less experienced players, including players rising from the Club’s Initiation Program.  The division in which a player will play during the season will be determined following Mite evaluation practices, which take place at the beginning of the season.  During the first few weeks of the season, players may be assigned to different teams and different divisions as coaches attempt to create balanced teams and place players in the division that provides them with the best opportunity to improve their skills.

 

The coaches and evaluators will recommend a player play in either the Campbell or Patrick Division based on which division would provide that player with the best opportunity to develop his or her skills.  The goals are to ensure that players receive the most appropriate age-level and skill-level instruction, to maximize the number of “touches” on the puck the player will experience in practice and in games and to provide the optimum game and practice environment for that player not only to develop his or her hockey skills, but also to have fun and enjoy the game of hockey.

 

Practices:

Campbell Division teams and Patrick Division teams will share practice ice during the season.  Practices generally will be station-based and follow USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM), as players will rotate through stations with players of similar skill and experience as well as players on their team.  Coaches may structure some practices so that each team on the ice conducts drills, including cross ice games, only with their team.

 

Practices will take place once a week on Monday evenings and will be 50-60 minutes in length.

 

Games:

Campbell Division:  The Campbell Division teams will play 3vs3 or 4vs4 cross-ice games on Saturday or Sunday mornings, including some games at Reston Town Center’s outdoor rink.  During games, coaches will attempt to match lines so that players of similar experience and skill play against each other.  Coaches may swap players from their teams in order to help ensure a competitive environment that optimizes skill development.  Coaches also may swap players to create even numbered teams in case one team is missing several of its players.

 

Patrick Division: The Patrick Division teams will play 3vs3 or 4vs4 cross-ice games on Saturday or Sunday mornings, including some games at Reston Town Center’s outdoor rink.  During games, coaches will attempt to match lines so that players of similar experience and skill play against each other.  Coaches may swap players from their teams in order to help ensure a competitive environment that optimizes skill development.  Coaches also may swap players to create even numbered teams in case one team is missing several of its players.

 

Practice for House Program

Below are the planned days and start times for practices for each level in the 2016 - 2017 House Program.  Days and times may change depending on numbers at registration.  Notwithstanding, House league practices are once a week at the same day/time each week.

 

Mites will practice Mondays as follows

(upper division teams are 1, 2, 3 & 4)

Teams 5, 6, & 7: 6:00-6:50PM OLY

Teams 8, 9 & 10: 6:50-7:40PM OLY

Teams 1, 2, 3, & 4: 7:40-8:40PM OLY

 

Squirts will practice Wednesdays as follows

Teams 1, 2 & 3: 5:40-7:00PM OLY

Teams 4, 5 & 6: 7:10-8:30PM OLY

 

Peewees will practice Wednesdays or Fridays as follows

Team 1: Wednesdays at 6:10-7:30PM NHL

Teams 2 & 3: Wednesdays at 7:40-9:00PM NHL

Teams 4 & 5: Fridays at 6:00-7:20PM NHL

 

Bantams will practice Mondays as follows

Teams 1 & 2: 5:40-7:10PM NHL (there will be a combined portion of the practice with all four teams   from 6:40-7:10PM)

Teams 3 & 4: 6:40-8:30PM NHL (there will be a combined portion of the practice with all four teams from 6:40-7:10PM)

 

Midgets will have approximately 4 practices throughout the season.

 

Email special requests to Jodi McDermott, Director of House Administration, at jodimcdermott@hotmail.com, by September 1, 2016.  No request will be able to be considered if received after September 1st.  Please note that we will do our best to accommodate those requests.  However, balancing our teams to ensure fair play and optimum player development is of paramount importance and will take precedence as coaches select the teams and finalize rosters.

 

Games for the House Program

Mite, Squirt, and Peewee House players will play Saturday mornings anytime between 6:00a-12:40p depending on the weekend.   Bantams and Midgets usually play Sunday night, but will occasionally have 6:00AM Sunday games.  There is not a fixed time for any of a team's games and game times change from weekend to weekend.  However, our goal is to minimize the number of 6:00 am games and ensure that every team will play an equal amount of early games. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Parents interested in serving as house commissioners should notify Jodi McDermott, Director of House Administration, at jodimcdermott@hotmail.com, as soon as possible.  Those duties will start with the evaluation skate sessions on Saturday 9/10/2016.  There are also opportunities to serve as team managers and injury liaisons.  Once you are notified of your player’s team selection, you can submit your name to your coach for consideration in serving in one of these vital rolls.  Training sessions for team managers and injury liaisons will occur the first weeks of practice.  If you want to volunteer, but need something with less of a time commitment, you can help with the picnic on 9/10/16 or help man a check in table at house evaluation skate sessions.  If interested notify Jodi McDermott, Director of House Administration, at jodimcdermott@hotmail.com, as soon as possible.

 

Special Note to Inline Skaters  

We have found that experienced inline skaters make a smooth transition to ice hockey.  If your child does well in roller hockey they will likely do well in ice hockey. The House evaluation process in September places each skater in the appropriate program based on age, size and skill level, and may include the recommendation that the skater play up/down from their age category or participate in the Initiation Program.  Players must register for the House level appropriate to their birth year.  For more information, contact the Raiders by email at  info@restonraiders.com or Jodi McDermott, Director of House Administration, at  jodimcdermott@hotmail.com.

 

Discount Information

Sibling Discount:  1st sibling $100 discount, 2nd sibling $150 discount, 3rd sibling $200 discount.  Sibling discounts will automatically be applied if a sibling is participating in any other Raider program during the same season.  Due to the discounted fee of the Initiation Program, the discount will not apply for siblings in IP.  The sibling discount will automatically apply to families provided they use the same email address/account to register all payers.


by posted 06/16/2016
Travel Team Uniform Fittings Night - Tues & Wed This Week

The fitting/order nights for all Raiders Travel Teams are scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 14th and Wednesday, June 15th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm both nights.

Players new to the program or those players who need to order new jerseys or merchandise should plan to attend one of the two sessions.

Players who do not currently have a jersey number, will also need to attend to select their jersey number.

There will be jerseys, warm-up, and socks available to try-on to size up what your player needs.

Orders for the uniform package and additional merchandise will be done online via the SkateQuest Pro Shop website http://skatequestproshop.com/raiders-products/.

All orders must be placed by June 30th to ensure players receive their uniforms by the start of the season.


by posted 06/13/2016
U16 Blue Spring Selects Win Cherry Blossom Showdown

Congratulations to the Midget U16 Blue Selects for winning the Cherry Blossom Showdown tournament.  The team went 5-0 en route to the tourney title, defeating the NY Spyder Selects, NY Spitfires, Jersey Wolves, Network Knights (MD) and then the Jersey Wolves again in the Championship game. Over the course of the tournament, the Blue Selects outscored their opponents 26-7.  The Blue Selects are:  Austin Ayers, Skyler Batchelor, Timmy Bryan, Max Campbell, Cooper Corbett, Michael Crespy, Jordan Dinesman, Patrick Donnelly, Robbie Dubay, TJ Ezzard, Ben Gibbons, Vincent Giordano, Carson Hoffman, Jake Jafari, Tommy Krisztinicz, Sam Levy, Jack Massey, Garrison O'Donnell, Max Salem, Lily Wildman, and William Yao.  The team is coached by Pat Wildman, Steve Crespy, Bill Dubay, Tim Bryan, Joe Ayers, Jay Buxton and Josh Brown. The team is managed by Julie Stallings.


by posted 05/24/2016
Raiders Board of Directors Election Results

Thanks to all members who voted in the Board of Directors Election over the past couple of weeks.

The online voting wrapped up yesterday and after tabulating the results, we would like to congratulation the following Raiders Members who were elected as Directors:

Kevin Burch

Gayle Job

Chick Thompson

These new directors will serve a three year term the starts next month.

Thanks to the other candidates who volunteered and ran for election!! We had a very large slate of qualified candidates.

The club would also like to thank former Board Member Rene Shiohama for serving at the Election Committee Chair again this year and overseeing the election process.


by posted 05/16/2016
Squirt 2006 Selects Win CCM Squirt Showdown

The Reston Raiders Squirt 2006 Spring Selects brought home the Championship banner from the 2016 CCM Showdown Tournament at Prince William Ice Center played May 13th – 15th

The Raiders 2006 Selects swept through the preliminaries with convincing wins over Maryland Machine (14-0) and Piedmont (7-1).  In the semi-finals, the Raiders peppered the Potomac Patriots goaltender with 49 shots in a 6-0 victory, setting up a Championship game clash with the Bulldogs spring team.  In a hotly-contested affair, the Raiders scored late in the third period to tie the game before scoring to win 3-2 on a goal mouth scramble in overtime.  

The Squirt 2006 Select team roster: Andrew Abousleiman, Nate Baltas, Alex Bovim, Ethan Chappell, Graham Haberl, Peter Kuligowski, Ben McCormick, Brian McInnis, Connor Morgan, Jake Moser, Benjamin Norton, Amadeo Pivonka, Vincent Scodellaro, Rocco Somma, Jason Tian, Peter Turner, Christopher Valko, Maddie Wojciak, and Aleksey Zubarev


by posted 05/16/2016
Bantam 2002 Selects Win CCM Showdown Championship

The Bantam 2002 Spring Select Team participated in the CCM Showdown Tournament at Prince William Ice Center over Mother's Day weekend and claimed the Championship in the Bantam Gold (AA) Division.

The 2002 Selects won preliminary round games against Piedmont Predators, scoring with 1.4 seconds to gain the win, the Network Hockey Knights and the Maryland Machine.  As the top seed for the championship game, they faced off against Piedmont again.  After a tight preliminary round game, the 2002 Selects left nothing to chance and pulled away in the second period and finished the game with a 6-1 win and a big tournament win!!

The Bantam 2002 Selects are:  Raymond Booth, Riley Burch, Joseph Cyrulik, Adam Debrecht, Michael Fields, Brendan Fielman, Colin Franciszkowicz, Matthew Guidash, Domenic Gurshman, Jake Guthrie, Benji Harris, Jonathan Hillelsohn, Daniel Koester, Colin Lee, Daniel Morgan, Camron Nemati, Milo Stroik, Luke Tyner, Nick Willey, and Adam Wojciak.  The Coaches are:  Kevin Burch, Jacob Burch, Brian Fields, Marc Franciszkowicz, Greg Gurshman, John Koester, David Lee, & Jim Morgan.

Congrats Bantam 2002 Selects!!!  Go Raiders!!!


by posted 05/15/2016
SkateQuest/EHS Summer Camps & Clinics

SkateQuest and Elite Hockey Skills will be hosting a number of Summer Camps and Clinics Offerings.  Click on the links below for specific details on the Camps/Clinics:

Learn to Skate & Play Hockey Clinic

EHS Summer Camps

EHS Elite Hockey Camp

 

Additional information on these camps and other summer hockey camps and registration can be found here:  SkateQuest Summer Hockey Camps & Clinics


by posted 04/22/2016
U18 Blue Advances to Nationals with VA State Win over Ashburn

The Raiders U18 Blue captured the Virginia State Championship in a dramatic and hard fought best of three series with the Ashburn Xtreme that featured two overtime games and a come from behind victory in game 3 to capture the state title.
 
In game 1, Ashburn took a 2-0 lead midway through the 3rd period when Reston mounted a comeback on goals by Jack Heaps with just under 5 minutes to go and Kevin Polak with 16 seconds remaining in regulation. 
 
The Xtreme would go on to win game 1 in overtime and storm out to a 3-0 lead in game 2.  Wyatt Conrow would get the Raiders on the board with a power play goal to cut the deficit to 3-1 heading into the 3rd period.  Again, Reston would put on a relentless 3rd period comeback, outshooting Ashburn 18-3 in the final period and knotting the score on goals by Heaps with 4 minutes to play and Justin Cho with 1:17 on the clock.  Cho would win the game just 50 seconds into overtime to force a decisive game 3 in the series.

For the third straight game, Ashburn would strike first, taking a 1-0 lead into the later moments of the second period.  While both teams elevated their games and traded chances, Raiders goalie Sami Morse stood tall making two key breakaway saves to hold the Xtreme in check.  The Raiders finally broke through and knotted the score on a goal by Jack Heaps with 6 minutes remaining in the second.  The Heaps goal fueled momentum for Reston as Jacob Fishman broke the tie just 27 seconds later to put the Raiders up 2-1.  It was a lead they would not relinquish.  Heaps would score his fourth goal of the state series in the final seconds of the 2nd period to give the Raiders a 3-1 lead.   Bobby Wells would pad the lead on a breakaway goal with 10 minutes to play, and Justin Cho would ice the game with an empty netter.
 
With the win, the Raiders advance the the USAHockey U18 National Championships in Amherst, New York being held from March 31-April 4.


Congratulations to this team, whose players have combined for nearly 180 years in the Raiders program:   Jordan Blum, Brendan Boyle, Chris Cardwell, Justin Cho, Wyatt Conrow, Tommy Crespy, Jacob FIshman, Andrew Guthrie, Jack Heaps, Zack Hite, Ryan Ivey, Ryan Kelly,  Sami Morse, Aidan Phipps, Kevin Polak, Bryce Rogers, Amir Sadikov, Billy Shand, Bobby Wells.   Head Coach:  Doug Swingle    Assistant Coaches:  Steve Crespy, Dave Fishman, Jeff Ivey.


by posted 03/17/2016
New! Inova Sports Medicine Concussion Hotline: 703-970-6427
Adding to the list of concussion resources available to Raiders families:  Inova's Sports Medicine Concussion Hotline.  Call if your child is showing signs/symptoms of concussion and you want to talk with a concussion specialist. This is a great resource for players injured on the weekend. 
 
Raiders also has an athletic trainer available at the rink by appointment on certain weekdays (no charge to Raider families) and a list of referrals to concussion specialists in our area.  Click here for more information.

by posted 02/16/2016
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