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
Best of luck to all of our Reston Raiders Players, Coaches, and Parents as we kick-our CBHL, Raiders House League and our PVAHA Virginia State Playoffs this weekend and over the next couple of weekends!!
Our Reston Raiders House League Playoffs start this weekend through next weekend with Round Robin Play. Best of Luck to all teams!!
Additionally, CBHL Playoffs at the National AA level, Midget and Girls Divisions. Please consider coming out to support our teams who have qualified:
10U 2008 Blue - Play in the Semifinals against Montgomery Saturday at 8:00 at Ashburn Ice House (Championship Game Sunday 10:40 am)
12U 2006 Blue (Regular Season Champs!!) - Play in the Semifinals against Tri-City Saturday at 1:00 pm at Ashburn Ice House (Championship Game Sunday 12:20 pm)
14U 2004 Blue - Play Semifinals against Ashburn at 4:20 pm at Ashburn Ice House (Championship Game Sunday 4:20 pm)
18U Blue - Play Semifinals against Tri-City Saturday at 7:10 pm at Ashburn Ice House (Championship Game Sunday 3:40 pm)
18U Silver - Play Semifinals against Richmond Saturday at 6:25 pm at Columbia (Championship Game Sunday 11:00 am)
Girls 14U - Play Semifinals against Harford Saturday at 1:00 pm at Frederick (Championship Game Sunday 8:30 am)
Girls 19U - Play Semifinals against Montgomery Saturday at 7:00 pm at Frederick (Championship Game Sunday 12:30 pm)
Playoffs for the CBHL Upper Patrick, Lower Patrick, and Wales Divisions will be held March 2nd & 3rd and we'll post those matchups next week.
VA STATE PLAYOFFS
The PVAHA Virginia State Playoffs are a best of three series against the Top 2 Teams from Virginia at the 14U, 16U, and 18U AA Levels. The winner of the series qualifies for the USA Hockey National Championships held the first weekend in April.
The Raiders are proud to have teams in all three State Playoff Series and ask that Raiders families come out to support these teams and the program in their pursuit to qualify for Nationals. The schedule is as follows:
14U 2004 Blue vs Ashburn Xtreme
Game 1 - Saturday, March, 2nd - Ashburn Ice House - 4:20 pm
Game 2 - Sunday, March 3rd - Skatequest Olympic Rink - 10:30 am
Game 3 - Saturday March 9th - Ashburn Ice House - Time TBD
16U Blue vs Ashburn Xtreme
Game 1 - Saturday, March 2nd - Ashburn Ice House - 6:20 pm
Game 2 - Sunday, March 3rd - Skatequest Olympic Rink - 12:25 pm
Game 3 - Saturday, March 9th - Ashburn Ice House - Time TBD
18U Blue vs Ashburn Xtreme
Game 1 - Saturday, March 2nd - Ashburn Ice House - 8:10 pm
Game 2 - Sunday, March 3rd - Skatequest Olympic Rink - 2:20 pm
Game 3 - Saturday, March 9th - Ashburn Ice House - Time TBD
12U 2006 Silver Wins CanAm Championship in Montreal
Over the Presidents Day Weekend, the 2006 Silver Team headed to Montreal for CANAM Tournament competing in the PW A division with multiple New York and Ontario teams. All of the games were extremely tough, hard fought and close at 3-2W, 3-1L, 3-2W and a dramatic 3-2W in the final. Great trip and the 12U 2006 Silver Raiders have a memory of a lifetime.
Reston Raiders Girls All-Star (First Image L to R) 14U players Maya Lerner, Campbell Thompson, Riley Price, Sylvie Fountaine and Lila Cahill. 19U players (Second Image L to R) Aislinn O’Hagan, Rachael Fields, Chloe Shankle, Katherine Willey and Sarah Ettinger
Reston Girls have strong showing at the All-Stars - Players from the 14U and 19U Girls teams represented the Reston Raiders at the 2nd annual CBHL Girls All-Star game held at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Md. 14U players Lila Cahill, Sylvie Fountaine, Maya Lerner, Riley Price and Campbell Thompson along with 19U players Sarah Ettinger, Rachael Fields, Aislinn O’Hagan Chloe Shankle and Katherine Willey joined players from Montgomery, Harford, Tri-City, Chevy Chase, Baltimore, Carolina and NoVa in a fast moving 3 on 3 competition. Congratulation Girls on your selection to the All-Stars.
10U 2008 Squirt Blue Claims Top Spot as 12U Pee Wee A Champions
The Reston Raiders 10U 2008 Squirt Blue team participated in the Buffalo Winter Classic Cup in Buffalo, NY (February 1 - 3). In a week where almost two feet of snow was dumped on Buffalo and temperatures ranged from -1 (Friday) to the mid 50s (Sunday) during the weekend, the Raiders played three of their four tournament games outdoors. With the extreme winter weather conditions and playing up an age division, 10U 2008 Squirt Blue more than held their own.
The Raiders faced off against the AHU Knights (Gilbert, AZ) in their first game and took an early 1 to 0 lead. However, Arizona took a 4 to 1 lead in the final period. Reston battled back but came up short in a narrow 4 - 3 loss. The Raiders went undefeated the rest of the way as they went on to post shutouts against the Buffalo Bisons of Buffalo, NY (4 - 0) and Cheektowaga Warriors of Cheektowaga, NY (5 - 0). In both shutouts wins, the action stayed in the opponent's end for the majority of each game while Reston minimized any scoring threats. The Raiders were the only team in the division to register any shutouts. The only other hiccup during Reston’s championship run was a 2 - 2 draw vs Aurora Ice (East Aurora, NY) in game 3. In their final three games of the tournament, Reston allowed just two goals while piling up 11. Reston Raiders 10U 2008 Squirt Blue shook it up in the Queen City!
Coaches: Steve Job, Jon Cooper, Jason Reynolds, Kris Ptak, Norm Faas; Reston Raiders 10U 2008 Blue players: Jonah Bellis, Philip Zurn, Jack Hanson, Carter Faas, Colin Cestaro, Sohil Kadam, Calvin Wood, Andy Zhang, Embry Eddy, Dylan Job, Gavin Mullen, Riley Shiner, Chase Bourommavong, Owen Kinsel, Alex Ptak, Max Reynolds, Trevor Cooper
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 Spring Selects Program is tailored towards the players that is currently playing or interested in preparing for our Travel Hockey tryouts to be held in May.
Spring Selects Program intends to field 16 teams this spring. They will be fielded at the following birth year levels with the following Head Coaches:
10U 2009 Blue
10U 2010 Blue
10U 2009 Silver
10U 2010 Silver
12U 2007 Blue
12U 2008 Blue
12U 2007 Silver
12U 2008 Silver
14U 2005 Blue
14U 2006 Blue
14U 2005 Silver
14U 2006 Silver
16U Blue (AA #1)
16U Silver (AA or A)
Teams at the 8U level will consist of no more 18 players. The teams at 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U teams will also consist of at least 15 skaters and 1 or 2 goalies. At 10U, 12U, & 14U we intend to field two teams at each birth year (ex. 10U 2009 Blue & Silver and 10U 2010 Blue & Silver).
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, and the cost of the program will be $395, tournament costs will be determined by each team, based on the number of tournaments they plan to attend. The practice schedule will be as follows:
10U 2009 & 10U 2010 Silver - 6:10 - 7:30 pm
8U 2011 & 8U 2012/2013 - 5:40 - 7:00 pm
10U 2009 & 10U 2010 Blue - 6:10 - 7:30 pm
12U 2007 & 12U 2008 Blue - 7:10 - 8:30 pm
12U 2007 & 12U 2008 Silver - 7:40 - 9:00 pm
14U 2005 & 14U 2006 Blue - 8:40 - 10::00 pm
16U Blue & 16U Silver - 9:10 - 10:30 pm
18U Blue - 8:40 - 10:00 pm
Girls Selects - 6:10 - 7:30 pm
14U 2005 & 14U 2006 Silver - 7:10 - 8:30 pm
Registration for tryouts is now open will open and will remain open through 11:59 PM Friday, March 2nd. There will be no walk-in registrations allowed.
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 listed below:
Spring League is intended as a fun time for where teams play games without standings. It runs from March 11th until June 9th with 4-5 practices and 9-10 games (Mite House players will have a slightly different schedule, see below). Registration for Reston members (currently playing in a Reston Raiders program) is now open and on February 15th it will be open to new Reston Raiders members. All games are non-checking.
8U (Mite) Eligibility
The Spring House program is open to birth year 2010, 2011, and 2012 players with prior experience. Prior experience includes:
Participating in the 2018-19 Reston Raiders Mite House program
Participating in the 2018-19 Reston Raiders IP2 program
Participating in the 2018-19 Reston Raiders IP1 program AND certified as eligible to play Mites 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 Mike Donovan at
to determine their eligibility.
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.
8U (Mite) - House players that are 2010 and younger and travel players from 2011 and younger will play in 8U.
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
The Reston Raiders 2009 Squirt Blue team played in the New Year’s Ice Cup at the Northwest Arena in Jamestown New York from January 4th to 6th. The facility is home to the Jamestown Junior Rebels, giving our kids a chance to play in a small stadium setting for game 1 and eventually the championship game too. Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Arctic Foxes 2009 AA team was back and forth, but the Raiders 09 Blue team was up 2-0 after 2. The team held off a late surge by the Arctic Foxes and preserved a 4-3 win. Game 2 was against the West Seneca New York Wings 2009 AA team. The Raiders jumped out to another quick 2-0 lead and were able to hold on, winning 6-4 including an empty netter. With the win, the Raiders were assured a slot in the championship game. Game 3 had us face off against the home town Jamestown Lakers. The Raiders came flying out of the gates, establishing an early lead with 4 goals in the first and never looked back in route to a 10-0 win. In the championship game, back on “the big rink,” the Raiders broke out to a 3-0 lead by the end of the first against the Pittsburgh Arctic Foxes. As expected, Pittsburgh never gave up and started to chip away at the lead and eventually tying at 3-3 early in the 3rd. With just over 7 minutes left in the game, the Raiders picked up a loose puck at our blue line, found a lane up the middle and beat the Arctic Foxes’ goalie to take the lead for good. The 2009 Raiders Blue really came together to earn the championship as a team, winning the championship game 4-3 and taking home the New Year’s Cup!
The Reston Raiders 12U 2006 Blue AA team made the trip to Philadelphia over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend and came back with the Liberty Cup championship. The Raiders opened the tournament with a 2-2 tie against Team Philadelphia followed by a 4-2 triumph over the Long Island Gulls. On the second day, the Raiders played a very physical game against the Warwick Wildcats and came out ahead 2-0. In the final game of the preliminary round, the Raiders beat North Park (NY) 6-2 to finish on top of the standings at 3-0-1. After waiting out the rest of the preliminaries, the Raiders were all set for a Championship Monday rematch with Team Philadelphia.
The Championship game was a battle between two very skilled teams. After a scoreless first period in which the Raiders had to kill off two minor penalties, the Raiders opened the scoring early in the second. From there, the Raiders ratcheted up the pressure, buzzing the Team Philly net with several top quality chances but it wasn’t until midway through the third period when the Raiders added a second goal to the board and then put the Liberty Cup on ice with another goal late in the final stanza. Final score: Reston Raiders 3 Team Philadelphia 0. Winner, winner . . . Cheesesteak dinner!
The members of the Reston Raiders 12U 2006 Blue AA team are: Hunter “Snoop” Bauer, Kai “Stonewall” Blevins, Alex “Bovi” Bovim, Max “Coozy” Cusick, Graham “Habby” Haberl, Pete “Puma” Kuligowski, Vinnie “Diesel” Lowery, Carson “Karma” Marr, Connor “Ninja” Morgan, Benjamin “Snortin’” Norton, Amadeo “Crowbar” Pivonka, Brendan “B-Rob” Robinson, Vincent “Salty” Scodellaro, Rocco “The Rock” Somma, Peter “Turnado” Turner, Christopher “Valksy” Valko, and Aleksey “Zubie” Zubarev. The team is coached by Matt Scodellaro, Sean Turner, Matt Somma, Mikhail Zubarev, Chuck Robinson, Paul Norton and Mike Bauer and managed by Kelly Morgan.
The Reston Raiders 10U 2008 Squirt Blue team played in the Three Rivers Cup tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (November 30th - December 2nd). In the tournament opener, the Raiders were matched up with the Forest Hill Force (Toronto, Ontario) where they quickly jumped on top and established a commanding 4 to 0 lead after one period. With solid play in all zones, they eventually ran away to a convincing 8 to 0 win. Playing against the Monroe City Eagles (Rochester/Scottsville, NY) in their second game, the Raiders again got off to a fast start with two goals in the first period and added four in the second to earn a solid 6 to 2 win. In the third game and final of the first round, the Raiders faced the Steel City Renegades (Pittsburgh, PA) who were also unbeaten to this point. Steel City opened the scoring with a goal early in the first period - the Raiders had scored first in their first two games of the tournament. The Raiders responded and evened the score midway through the period. Reston then added two more goals in the second to create a little separation. Steel City stayed close and added a goal in the third while the Raiders iced it with an empty netter late to settle it at 4 to 2. In a game that had a lot of stops, starts, and whistles, Reston grinded out the win to earn the number one seed in Sunday’schampionshipgame. Playing Steel City again for thechampionship, the Raiders won in dominant fashion with a no doubt about it 5 to 0 victory. For the tournament, all forwards had at least a point demonstrating a balanced attack while the defense/goaltending was stingy allowing just four goals in four games. Reston Raiders 10U 2008 Squirt Blue shook it up in the Burgh!