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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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10U Black takes Silver in Lake Placid
02/12/2017
Congratulations to the Squirt Black team for bringing home CHE Hockey...
PVAHA Player Development Tryout Information
02/09/2017
The dates and times for the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association...
Reston Raiders Spring Selects - Coaches and Tryout Times Posted
02/07/2017
2017 Reston Raiders Spring Selects   The Reston Raider...
Pee Wee 2005 Blue Wins Congressional Cup on MLK Weekend
01/25/2017
The 2005 Blue team pulled out a gritty 1-0 win in the finals of the...
Raiders Spring House League Details
01/24/2017
2017 Spring House League   Spring League is intended...
Silver is Good as Gold
01/17/2017
The 14U Silver team returned from Montreal with the CanAm Challenge...
2004 Blue Wins 12U AA Congressional Cup Midwinter Classic
01/17/2017
The 2004 Blue team won the 12U AA bracket at the Congressional Cup...
Mite Black Wins Outdoor Classic
01/09/2017
Congratulations to the Mite Black team for bringing home the Avalanche...
RAIDER 16U SILVER -- COMEBACK KIDS!
01/02/2017
The Raider U16 Silver team pulled together a team on short notice...
Reston Raiders Goalie Clinics for Travel & House Goalies
09/29/2016
The Raiders will be offering five goalie clinics this year with coaches...
 
10U Black takes Silver in Lake Placid

Congratulations to the Squirt Black team for bringing home CHE Hockey American Cup’s Silver medals, while playing in Lake Placid, New York on February 10-12, 2017.  The Squirts faced teams from Massachusetts and Upstate New York, and went into the Championship game with an impressive 2-1 record.  In the final game it was Raiders vs Malone Huskies, a Squirt A team, fighting for the gold.  Raiders lost but put up a valiant battle with goalie Jonah Boles being awarded the tournament’s Most Sportsman-like plaque. 

Raider kids and parents braved snow storms up and down routes and wind chills feeling like -20; the weekend was non-stop activities ranging from hockey games on the “1980 Miracle Rink” to hockey on the frozen lake, snowmobiling, bobsledding, Olympic oval skating, skiing, dog sledding, tobogganing and, of course, the pool. All had a great experience on and off the ice.

Post-award picture includes:

Front row goalie: Jonah Boles

Kneeling Row:   Taizo Cesari, Paul Nemes, Julia Salem, Mannix Carew, Alex Cowell, Jack Powers and Carson Day (alternate goalie)

Standing Row:  Owen Slamowitz, Hayden White, Zachary Schulz, Nicki Jacques, Christian Kim, Dean Pomeroy, Mary Powers, Tristan Golden

Coaches left to right:  Mike Powers, Henry White, Greg Pomeroy, Larry Boles, Mike Carew, Casey Golden and Head Coach Steve Powers.


by posted 02/12/2017
PVAHA Player Development Tryout Information

The dates and times for the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association Player Development Tryouts have been finalized.

The tryouts for the boys tryout will be held on April 22nd and 23rd at Prince William Ice Center.  The tryouts are open to players in 2003 birth year through the 2000 birth year.  The cost of the tryouts is $40, and you can register for the tryouts by clicking on this link:  PVAHA Player Development Tryout Registration

All players selected at the tryout will go to the Southeastern District Player Development Festival to be held May 12th - 14th at Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, North Carolina. Players will compete for spots on the SE District team to then go to the USA Hockey Player Development Camp in Amherst, NY in June or July.

Questions can be directed to Kevin Connelie at 

Additional information can be found at this link: PVAHA Player Development Tryouts

 

The Girls Tryouts will be held April 21-23 at the brand new Florida Hospital Center Ice Complex in Wesley Chapel Florida. This year’s age groups will be 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Once additional information about the tryouts and registration are available, we will provide an update.


by posted 02/09/2017
Reston Raiders Spring Selects - Coaches and Tryout Times Posted

2017 Reston Raiders Spring Selects

 

The Reston Raider Hockey Club is pleased to announce that we will be fielding Spring Select Teams once again this spring.  This is a separate program from our Spring House League and will allow for players to continue developing their skills in a competitive environment.  The program is tailored towards the player that is currently playing or interested in preparing for our Travel Hockey tryouts to be held in early June.

 

Spring Select Program intends to field 15 teams this spring.  They will be fielded at the following birth year levels along with the listed Head Coaches: 

 

Team

Head Coach

8U 2009

Larry Roe

8U 2010/2011

John Gary

10U 2007

Tim Waterman

10U 2008

Norm Faas

10U 2007/2008 Mixed

Greg Pomeroy

12U 2005

Chris Warren

12U 2006

Matt Scodellaro

12U 2005/2006 Mixed

Jonathan Cooper

14U 2003

Nate Smith

14U 2004

Randy Sidhu

14U 2003/2004

Bob Cahill

16U Blue

Steve Crespy

16U Silver

Simon Roberts

Girls Blue (19U/16U)

Andrew Kucinich

Girls Silver (14U/12U)

Michael Donovan

 

 

NOTE:  Depending upon registration, it is possible that additional teams may be added, but that would depend upon the quantity and quality of players registered.

Teams at the 8U level will consist of no more 18 players.  The 10U teams will consist of no more than 15 skaters per team and 1 or 2 goalies.  The coach and tryout evaluators could chose to take fewer than 15 players, if the group feels the team could fare better at a certain tournament level.  The 12U, 14U and 16U teams will also consist of at least 15 skaters and 1 or 2 goalies.

 

Each team will be eligible to attend 1 or 2 tournaments.  The thought is that the birth year teams will participate in AA for the major birth year, at least A for the minor birth year and depending on the ability of each team and the mixed teams would participate in A or B level tournaments.


The program will consist of 11 half-ice weekly practices, held on Mondays or Tuesdays (Some practices may be held on the weekends or other days, depending upon ice availability)

 
Registration for tryouts is now open will open and will remain open through 11:59 PM Friday, March 3rd.  There will be no walk-in registrations allowed.
 
Coaches for the program are currently under consideration and should be announced soon.

Tryouts will be held to select the teams at each level.  It is recommended that all players attend both tryouts, but all players must attend at least one session to be selected for the team.  The Tryout schedule is below:

 

3/6/2017

Monday

5:40 PM

7:00 PM

8U 2010/2011

NHL

3/6/2017

Monday

6:00 PM

7:20 PM

8U 2009

OLYMPIC

3/6/2017

Monday

7:10 PM

8:30 PM

12U 2006

NHL

3/6/2017

Monday

7:30 PM

8:50 PM

12U 2005

OLYMPIC

3/6/2017

Monday

8:40 PM

10:10 PM

Girls Blue/Girls Silver

NHL

3/6/2017

Monday

9:00 PM

10:20 PM

16U Blue/Silver

OLYMPIC

3/7/2017

Tuesday

5:40 PM

7:00 PM

10U 2008

OLYMPIC

3/7/2017

Tuesday

6:10 PM

7:30 PM

10U 2007

NHL

3/7/2017

Tuesday

7:10 PM

8:30 PM

14U 2004

OLYMPIC

3/7/2017

Tuesday

7:40 PM

9:00 PM

14U 2003

NHL

3/8/2017

Wednesday

5:40 PM

7:00 PM

8U 2010/2011

OLYMPIC

3/8/2017

Wednesday

6:10 PM

7:30 PM

8U 2009

NHL

3/8/2017

Wednesday

7:10 PM

8:30 PM

12U 2006

OLYMPIC

3/8/2017

Wednesday

7:40 PM

9:00 PM

12U 2005

NHL

3/8/2017

Wednesday

8:40 PM

10:00 PM

Girls Blue/Girls Silver

OLYMPIC

3/8/2017

Wednesday

9:00 PM

10:20 PM

16U Blue/Silver

OLYMPIC

3/9/2017

Thursday

5:40 PM

7:00 PM

10U 2008

OLYMPIC

3/9/2017

Thursday

6:10 PM

7:30 PM

10U 2007

NHL

3/9/2017

Thursday

7:10 PM

8:30 PM

14U 2004

OLYMPIC

3/9/2017

Thursday

7:40 PM

9:00 PM

14U 2003

NHL

 

 
The tryout fee is $50.  In order to tryout, you will have to register for tryouts on the Reston Raiders website.  The cost of the program will be $365.00. 

 
For more information on the program, please contact Henry White at or Kevin Burch at .


by posted 02/07/2017
Pee Wee 2005 Blue Wins Congressional Cup on MLK Weekend

The 2005 Blue team pulled out a gritty 1-0 win in the finals of the Congressional Cup.  Coming into the finals as the 2nd seed and getting ready to play a rematch against the Palisades Predators who two days before had beaten the 2005 Blue team 5-1 in the tournament opener the team had their work cut out for them.

The game started off going back and forth in the first until Hunter Day scored on a long shot from the point near the end of the first.  The kids then played their hearts out the rest of the game and came away with the 1-0 victory and a shutout for Aiden Arbuckle between the pipes.

Top Row (standing): Coach Warren, Landan Grange, Mason Elkas, Sam Segar, Matt Reinke, Logan Hay, Hunter Day, Jason Ivey, Coach Arbuckle, Gavin Oglesby, Coach Reinke

Bottom Row: Hunter Oglesby, Ryan Christiano, Miranda Calderone, Aiden Arbuckle, Bobby Prame, Jack Koester, Russell Garczynski, Connor McCarthy, Tucker Forrest

This is however not the first time 2005 Blue has had tournament success, to kick off the pre- season the team went to Pittsburgh and competed in the Steel City Pre-Season Challenge going undefeated.  The kids played great with their Head Coach Chris Warren back in DC getting his coaching certificate updated.

To keep the record alive the kids went up to the Philadelphia Bauer AA Invitational Tournament back on Columbus Day Weekend and won all four games including the Finals in a dramatic shootout winner by Logan Hay.

 


by posted 01/25/2017
Raiders Spring House League Details

2017 Spring House League

 

Spring League is intended as a fun time for where teams play games without standings. It runs from March 13th until June 4th with 4-5 practices and 9-10 games (8U House players will have a slightly different schedule, see below). Registration for Reston players is now open and on February 15th it will be open to new Reston Raiders players. All games are non-checking.

 

8U Eligibility

The Spring House program is open to birth year 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 players with prior experience.  Prior experience includes:

  • Participating in the 2016-17 Reston Raiders 8U House program
  • Participating in the 2016-17 Reston Raiders IP2 program
  • Participating in the 2016-17 Reston Raiders IP1 program AND certified as eligible to play 8U by the IP Director

Parents of 8U age players who have not participated in the Reston Raiders Initiation program and have at least one season of prior hockey experience should contact IP Director Henry White at hwhite@crw-partners.com to determine their eligibility.  

 

Tentative Schedule

The schedule will not be completed until registration is finished because the number of players in each age group will determine the number of teams which, in turn, will determine the schedule. A permanent schedule will be published soon after registration is closed. There will only be 4-5 practices during the entire season so practices will not be held every week.

 

Age Groups

8U - House players that are 2008 and younger and travel players from 2009 and younger will play in 8U.

Tentative Schedule

Practices: Fridays (6-10 Practices)

Games: Sunday mornings (8-10 Games; 15 – 17 ice slots per team)

Cost: $395

 

10U - Travel players from 2007 and 2008 and house players from 2006 and 2007 players will play in 10U.

Practices: Wednesdays

Games: Saturday mornings

Cost: $395

 

12U - Travel players from 2005 and 2006 and house players from 2004 and 2005 will play in 12U.

Practices: Thursdays

Games: Sunday mornings

Cost: $395

 

14U/16U/18U – 14U – 18U aged players will play together in Spring House. Travel players from 2004 and house players from 2003 and older will play in 14U/16U/18U. Travel players 2002 and older are encouraged to play with their high school teams, or sign-up for the Reston Raiders High School Team.

Practices: Mondays

Games: Saturday afternoons and evenings, some Sunday games

    Cost: $395

  

   If you have any questions about Spring House League, please contact Spring League Director, Chick Thompson at

 

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Spring High School League

 

High School teams must register as an entire team. Interested players should contact their high school coach or manager. High school team representatives should contact John Sherlock at for more information and to register.

 

If individuals want to play at the high school level but don't have a team they can register for one of the Raiders High School team. The cost for this is $365.


by posted 01/24/2017
Silver is Good as Gold

The 14U Silver team returned from Montreal with the CanAm Challenge Cup Gold Medal. This is the team’s third championship in as many tournaments.

The team started off strong with a 6-2 win over the Walpole (MA.) Express but Friday the 13th would curse the team later that day with a 1-4 loss to the Providence (R.I.) Capitals. Saturday’s performance was a 4-4 tie vs the West Falls (Toronto, ON) Golden Hawks. A combination of wins and Goals For (GF) would place the team in the finals against the tournament’s top seed, the Providence Capitals on  Sunday morning.

The boys and coaches knew they needed to bring their A game to the finals and what better way than to attend the Habs – Rangers game at Bell Centre and a late night coaching strategy session. The experience paid off with dividends as a combination of strong goal scoring, defense and solid goaltending resulted in a 4-0 win.

The team is: Austin Art, Frank Ellingwood, Ray Ellingwood, Tommy Fisher, Colin Franciszkowicz, Matt Guidash, Ethan Hoffman, Dan Hoh-Hill (G), Sasha Lawrence (G), Ian McKinley, Dan Morgan, Matt Palmieri, Matt Prame, Hunter Spicer, Logan Valentin, Brendan Wheeler, Nick Willey.  Managers:  David Art & Steve Willey.  Coaches included: Dave Ellingwood, Tom Fisher,  Marc Fransciszkowicz, Don Hill, Jim Morgan, Mike Prame, Fred Valentin, and Kris McKinley.


by posted 01/17/2017
2004 Blue Wins 12U AA Congressional Cup Midwinter Classic

The 2004 Blue team won the 12U AA bracket at the Congressional Cup Midwinter Classic in Ashburn, VA over MLK Jr. weekend. The team tied their first two games 3-3, facing the New Jersey Devils and the Long Island Arrows. In the third game of round robin play, the team scored a decisive 5-1 win over the Richmond Generals. The Raiders faced the top-seeded Devils in the final game, and after going down early in the first period 0-2, they scored 4 unanswered goals to take home the title.

The 12U 2004 Blue team, as pictured, is comprised of goalies Harlan Jackson and Leo Quattrone, front, and from left to right, Assistant Coach Robbie Davidovits, Jack Teuschl, Carter McBride, George Bilidas, Colin Leahey, Mike Kuligowski, Danny McGaughey, Josh Shewbridge, Evan Gould, Colin McKinley, Ishaan Sethi, Bryce Sidhu, Ben Cowell, Ethan Slamowitz, Jacob Davidovits, Head Coach Randy Sidhu, and Assistant Coach Dave McGaughey. (Missing: JT Gary and Assistant Coaches John Gary and Don Leahey)


by posted 01/17/2017
Mite Black Wins Outdoor Classic

Congratulations to the Mite Black team for bringing home the Avalanche Express Outdoor Classic trophy at Heritage Hills Resort in York, PA.  The Raiders sent 2 teams to brave the 15 degree temperatures with wind chills feeling like -15.  Nothing could stop them from scoring goals, making saves and tubing down the mountain.  In the final game it was Raiders white vs Raiders black fighting for the gold.  The game ended in a tie and together they accepted the championship medals and trophy as one team (in the warming shack).  Pre-award picture includes:

Goalies: Clara Kang , Nicky Dutton

Kneeling Row:   James Boland, Daniel Siff, Brendan Heflin, Madyn Barnett, DoWon Lee, Max Williams

Standing Row: Natalie Chappell, Matthew Brown, Alec Heflin, Jack Kang, Ben Schaffer, Maya Dutton, Nick Woodward

Coaches:  Coach Brown, Heflin and Dutton


by posted 01/09/2017
RAIDER 16U SILVER -- COMEBACK KIDS!

The Raider U16 Silver team pulled together a team on short notice to fill in for a late-cancelling team from PA at the local Crabtown Showdown Tournament in Laurel, Dec 29-31.  The tournament was very competitive and balanced, with each of the six teams in the U16 bracket winning at least one game.
 
The Raiders engineered two third period comeback wins on the last day to take the tournament in such dramatic fashion that had coaches Gary and Ezzard, grown men of advanced age and declining hair lines, unabashedly hugging each other on the bench.  After TJ Ezzard buried a tournament-winning goal off a Jeremy Marino low shot-rebound from the goalie's far pad with 20 seconds left, a fist-bump between coaches just wouldn't do!  The last 20 seconds felt like 20 years, but the team closed out the victory and minutes later were posing for pictures with Stanley Cup smiles behind a banner with a red crab on it.
 
There were too many heroics to mention, with every player on our short bench of 11 skaters making big contributions.  Breakaways were stopped, a penalty shot converted, F2's driving the net, key faceoffs won and third period backchecking that is not often seen in these parts.
 
The happy faces holding the hardware in the picture belong to:
1st row:  Ely Constantine and Sam Levy
2nd row: Tom Barbour-Leslie, Corey Wells, Hunter Schinstock, Jeremy Marino, TJ Ezzard
3rd row:  Jackson France, Ben Osborne, Michael Perez, Jayson Diner, Keegan Sweeney, Matt Regan, James Li

by posted 01/02/2017
Reston Raiders Goalie Clinics for Travel & House Goalies

The Raiders will be offering five goalie clinics this year with coaches from the Goalie Academy providing the instruction at the following dates and times:
 
10/2 – 5:50 – 7:10 pm
10/30 – 5:50 – 7:10 pm
12/4 – 5:50 – 7:10 pm
1/29 – 5:50 – 7:10 pm
2/12 – 5:50 – 7:10 pm
 
Registration for these goalie clinics will be open to travel goalies first about a month before the date. Approximately a week before the clinic date registration will be open to house goalies.
 
Registration is free for travel goalies and $20 for house goalies.
 
To register, go to the Raiders web site, select the registration tab and choose the correct date and type of registration for your goalie. There are separate registration forms for house and travel goalies.
 
If you are unable to attend the goalie clinic after signing up for it you must notify me at least 24 hours before the clinic to allow those on the wait list to fill the vacant spot. Abuse of the registration system will preclude you from benefiting from early sign ups and you will be placed on the wait list upon registration.
 
If you have any questions, please Raiders Goalie Coach, Don Hill via email at  @aol

by posted 09/29/2016
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