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
This January, for the first time ever, NCAA Division 1 Women’s Hockey games will be played in the DC area as St. Lawrence University will face-off against Mercyhurst University in a two-game series, January 7-8 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
This is an excellent opportunity for all RRHC players and parents to see hockey played at the highest levels. The Club encourages Raiders' families to attend the games and support Maggie McLaughlin, who is a first-year player at St. Lawrence and a Reston Raiders alum. Maggie began her career in the Raiders IP program and continued playing for the Raiders through Bantam boys travel and the Girls U19 team before playing for the Washington Pride during her Junior and Senior seasons of High School.
The Raiders will hold their annual photo week from 24-28 October. All photos will take place on the Olympic rink throughout the week. Teams that practice on the Olympic rink will be using half ice while photos are being taken. Make sure you bring your game jerseys to the photo session.
If you cannot make the team photo the team managers or coaches should let the photographer know and they will arrange the team picture so they can be added in at a later time. If siblings or coaches want to take pictures together with a player they can do so during one of the team photo sessions.
The photographer will have computers set up for on site ordering Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The RRHC photo home page is located at roe-photo.com .
The IP photo session will be November 20th.
If individuals missed their photo session or know they will miss their session then make ups will take place at the following times:
Tuesday, Oct 25 7:30-8:00
Wednesday, Oct 26 9:00-9:30
Thursday, Oct 27 7:15-8:00
Sunday, Nov 20 2:00-3:00
Please be on time for the make up sessions. Once there is no longer anyone in line they will begin tearing down photography equipment.
The Reston Raiders 10UAA 2006 Blue team traveled to the Philadelphia Bauer AA Invitational over Columbus Day weekend and returned to Northern Virginia with the championship banner. The Raiders opened the tournament with a 4-2 setback against the Ramapo Saints White, but bounced back with an 8-2 win over the Carolina Eagles and a 12-0 triumph over the Suffolk PAL Sound Tigers and closed out the round robin portion of the tournament with a 1-1 tie (shootout loss) against Montgomery Gold.
In the semi-finals, the Raiders exacted some revenge on Montgomery, winning a tight 4-2 game that was sealed by a shorthanded goal after Montgomery pulled its goalie for a 6-on-3 man advantage. That win set up a championship final against CBHL rival Ashburn. In a classic, back-and-forth game, the Raiders scored 27 seconds into overtime to take home the title.
The 2016-17 Reston Raiders 06 Blue team is comprised of: Andrew Abousleiman, Nate Baltas, Kai Blevins, Alex Bovim, Graham Haberl, Pete Kuligowski, Alex Markva, Brian McInnis, Connor Morgan, Benjamin Norton, Amadeo Pivonka, Vincent Scodellaro, Rocco Somma, Peter Turner, Christopher Valko, and Aleksey Zubarev. The team is coached by Matt Scodellaro, Sean Turner, Matt Somma, Paul Norton, Mikhail “Misha” Zubarev, Chris Blevins, and Keith Markva. The team is superbly managed by Kelly Morgan with executive input provided by coach emeritus and Don Cherry fanatic, Jozef Valko.
The team would like to especially thank all of the parents, siblings and other relatives for their support and for a great weekend of hockey and camaraderie. GO RAIDERS!!!
What Sponsoring with the Reston Raiders Hockey Club can do for your organization:
Sponsorship provides you the unique opportunity to connect with the Reston Raiders Youth Hockey Program and the community, to build brand awareness and show your company’s support of an important cause, support of future hockey players.
Finding the Right Fit
Each Sponsorship Program reaches a different key audience segment and provides a way for you to reach out to thousands of families that pass through Skatequest , Raiders Home Ice Rink, during tournaments, fundraisers, and open skates. Feel good about supporting our local club, heritage and an organization that has been going strong for more than two decades.
Blue, Silver, Black, and Custom, We have a variety of package that will meet your expectations.
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
We had a great kick off to our hockey season with the Reston Raider Annual Family Picnic! Special thanks goes to Dave and Janet Fishman for overseeing the picnic and Gayle Job and Joe DeNoyior for helping gather provisions! We would like to express our appreciation to Joe DeNoyior and and his company, Washington Financial Group, for our RRHC water bottles. Thanks also goes to Kevin Burch for yet again allowing us to dunk our coaches. It was great to have our RRHC Travel Players manning all our games and bounce houses. And of course all the kids enjoyed stopping by The Goalie Academy, Progressive Hockey Development & UnReal Ice booth! Speaking of showing off skills, we were grateful to have had Shaylun Young with Elite Hockey Science Reston swing by to enjoy the day with his players. Hopefully all players looked into the Impact Mouthguards and the Glove Stix because we don’t want stinky concussed players. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by the SkateQuest Proshop during the picnic, go by now for the best gear in town! And tell Jim Sykes thanks for hooking us up with the CCM Super Tacks Stick! The Caps deserve a major Shout Out for the autographed stick they sent us to raffle off. As usual the hit of the day was the Red Rockers who spread cheer and they topped it off with some cool giveaways! And when you see Jarrod Wronski, the owner of Metro DC DJs & Entertainment, ask him to come back next year because he had some rocking tunes and kept us moving. And our picnic would not be possible without SkateQuest and Alejandra's team helping us out and providing the venue!
The 12U Black started the 2016-2017 hockey season with a tournament WIN in the B division in Hershey, PA over Labor Day weekend. The team was victorious in the preliminary 4 games with wins over the Flyers Youth, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Arctic Fox and Piedmont White. They defeated the Montgomery Blue Devils in the championship game 7-3.
Team members who attended: Alex Ayers, Chris Barnes, Ben Barrett, Nick Cooper, Peter Dorosheff, Tucker Forrest, Trogan Friedenson, Even Job, Teddy Kurowski, Austin Markva, Sean McInnis, Chase Norman, Jack Powers, Finn Rezendes, Gavin Rieger, Ethan Zhang.
Reston Raiders 14U Silver win Hershey Travel Champs Bantam A Championship to kick off the 2016-2017 season! With a very competitive round robin draw, the Raiders defeated Palmyra Black Knights team Friday night 7-4. Then went on to defeat a very physical Steel City Renegades team 4-1, and faced the Artic Foxes in a penalty riddled Saturday matinee game to finish with a 3-2 win.
After completion of the round robin play, the Raiders found themselves ranked third in the twelve team divisional play against their fellow Raiders 14U ‘03 Blue team for an exciting semi-finals match. After a quick start by the Raiders 14U Silver, and competitive play by both sides, Raiders Silver came away with a 5-1 win to land a spot in the final against number one seed Montgomery.
After two periods of tied play, and killing off several short-handed five on three penalties the Raiders gained some momentum to out-shoot Montgomery and come away with a 2-1 win with a game winning goal by Ray Ellingwood in the third period!
Way to go Raiders 14U Silver! Players included: 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, Jacob Rose, 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.
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.