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CBHL Playoffs Round 2, House Playoffs & VA State Playoffs
CBHL Playoffs Round 2, House Playoffs & VA State Playoffs
The Fall/Winter comes to a conclusion this weekend into next week with the second weekend of CBHL Playoffs, the continuation of our House Playoffs, and PVAHA Virginia State Playoffs at the 16U AA Level.
We had a number of our Travel Teams qualify for the CBHL Upper Patrick, Lower Patrick and Wales Division Playoffs that will be held this weekend. Congratulations and best of luck to the following teams:
10U Upper Patrick (Upper A) - 10U 2011 Blue - Playing this weekend at The St. James
12U Upper Patrick (Upper A) - 12U 2009 Blue (Regular Season Champs) - Playing at Hagerstown
12U Lower Patrick (Lower A) - 12U Silver - Playing at Bowie
12U Wales (B) - 12U Black (Regular Season Champs) - Playing at Ion in Leesburg
14U Upper Patrick (Upper A) - 14U 2007 Blue (Regular Season Champs) - Playing at Ion
14U Wales (B) - 14U Black - Playing at The St. James
Raiders House League Playoffs
Our House League Playoffs kicked off this week and will continue with Round Robin play continuing through the weekend into our Playoff and Championship Games culminating later next week.
Congratulations to all of our House Players & Coaches and a successful season and best of luck through the remaind of the playoff games.
PVAHA Virginia State Playoffs
Lastly, our 16U Blue AA team qualified for the PVAHA State Playoffs, which will determine who moves onto USA Hockey's National Championships at the 16U AA level for this season.
16U Blue will begin a Best of Three Playoff against Ashburn Xtreme starting on Saturday. The schedule is as follows:
Game 1 - Saturday - March 6th - 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Ashburn Ice House
Game 2 - Sunday - March 7th - 2:00 - 4:00 pm at SkateQuest
Game 3 (If Needed) - Saturday March 13 - TBD at Ashburn Ice House
Good luck to all teams in their upcoming playoffs!!!
We made it through a very unique hockey season, thank you to all of our players, coaches and families for your patience and support which allowed us to provide a much needed outlet for our players.
This weekend is the first of the two-weekend CBHL Playoffs, and we'd like to recoginize the teams who have qualified for playoffs across the program. Best of luck to our Raiders teams and let's bring home some banners!!!
16U National (AA) - 16U Blue
16U Upper Patrick (Upper A) - 16U Silver
16U Lower Patrick (Lower A) - 16U Black
12U Girls - Raiders Girls 12U
19U Girls - Raiders Girls 19U
All AA Divisions will be played at Ashburn, while our 16U Raiders teams will be playing their playoffs at SkateQuest and our Girls teams will be playing at Skate Frederick. The SkateQuest and Skate Frederick games will be available on LiveBarn and most of the Ashburn Games are viewable via the live stream at this link: CBHL AA Playoffs.
Next weekend will feature all of the Upper A, Lower A, and Wales (B) divisions.
To quote Dwight Eisenhower on this President's Day: "what counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight- it's the size of the fight in the dog.", and this 2021 President's Day weekend saw the Raiders 2006 14U AA team face some tough competition in Montgomery Blue Devils, Hampton Roads Whalers, Caps Academy, and St. James.
Going 3-1 in round-robin play, the Raiders faced off against rival Caps Academy in the final. Backed by strong goaltending from Kai Blevins and Jack Hume, some timely goals, and a never say die attitude, the Raiders prevailed in front of maybe 3 spectators, a couple of referees, and the Zamboni driver. The lack of atmosphere in the rink hardly mattered and could not dampen their celebration in what was a really hard-fought weekend.
Cheers to the player's: Kai Blevins, Alex Bovim, Reilly Duke, Kevin Fletcher, Caleb Gould, Graham Haberl, Jack Hume, Aiden Jacques, Connor Morgan, Amadeo Pivonka, Jay Rennyson, Mackie Repke, Noah Scheinerman, Vincent Scodellaro, Rocco Somma, Christopher Valko, Aleksey Zubarev. Coaches: Matt Somma, Matt Scodellaro, Sean Turner, Mikhail Zubarev, and team manager Kelly Morgan.
Raiders Spring Selects Program 2021 - Tryouts & Program Details
Reston Raiders Spring Selects Program
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 are currently playing or interested in preparing for our Travel Hockey tryouts to be held the end of May/beginning of June.
Mixed Teams at All Age Levels
One change that the Raiders are implementing for our Spring Selects and Raiders Travel teams going forward is that we will be moving from Birth Year teams on our 10U – 14U teams and we will have mixed birth year teams at all age levels. This is a departure from our most recent policy and a return to how we used to select our Travel & Spring Selects teams. Our Hockey Development and Raiders Board of Directors recently approved this change and we feel that this will allow us to better place our teams at appropriate USA Hockey levels (i.e. AA, Upper A, Lower A, etc.) to allow our teams to better compete at each of those levels.
All players registered for our tryouts will compete against all players at their respective age levels and teams will be selected based on their performance and selected for Blue, Silver, Black & White (where fielded) teams.
Spring Selects Program intends to field 20 teams this spring. They will be fielded at the following birth year levels with the following Head Coaches:
Teams at the 8U level will consist of no more 18 players. The teams at 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U teams will also consist of at least 15 skaters and 1 or 2 goalies. Our Blue teams will be our top teams and will consist of the top rated players at tryouts. Our Blue teams will compete at the AA level. Our Silver, Black, & White teams will then be selected based on the next rated group of players and those teams will be placed based on the Coaches assessment of ability (generally Upper A or higher for Silver, Lower A or higher for Black and B or higher for White). Several teams at our Black & White levels are noted with TBDs, but we have potential coaches for those teams already in mind, but final decisions and announcements on those coaches will be announced closer to or during the tryouts. White teams will be fielded if we have enough players registered for tryouts.
The program will consist of 10 half-ice weekly practices, and the cost of the program will be $450, tournament costs will be determined by each team, based on the number of tournaments they plan to attend, and those costs will be covered by the team. The practice schedule will be as follows:
10U Black & 10U White - 6:10 - 7:30 pm
8U Blue & 8U Silver - 5:40 - 7:00 pm
10U Blue & 10U Silver - 6:10 - 7:30 pm
12U Blue & 12U Silver - 7:10 - 8:30 pm
12U Black & 12U White - 7:40 - 9:00 pm
14U Blue & 14U Silver - 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 (See Note Below)
14U Black & 14U Whtie - 7:10 - 8:30 pm
Registration for tryouts is now open will open and will remain open through 11:59 PM Friday, March 13th. There will be no walk-in registrations allowed.
Our Girls Select Sessions will be a combined session, similar to last Spring with Girls eligible from the Girls 12U ages – 19U ages sharing the ice. There will be no tryouts for the Girls Spring Selects Teams. If you're player is interested in our Girls Spring Selects teams, there is a separate registration form for those teams as they will not be holding tryouts, and players may register for the program through that form. It is located in the "Register Online" portal.
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:
8U Group 1 – March 15 – 6:00-7:20 pm & March 17 – 5:40 – 7:00 pm
8U Group 2 (If Needed) – March 15 – 7:30 – 8:50 pm & March 17 – 7:10 – 8:30 pm
10U Group 1 - March 16– 5:40 – 7:00 pm & March 18 – 5:40 – 7:00 pm
10U Group 2 – March 16 – 7:10 – 8:30 pm & March 18 – 7:10 – 8:30 pm
12U Group 1 – March 15 – 6:10 – 7:30 pm & March 17 – 6:10 – 7:30 pm
12U Group 2 – March 15 – 7:40 – 9:00 pm & March 17 – 6:10 – 7:30 pm
14U Group 1 – March 16 – 6:10 – 7:30 pm & March 18 – 6:10 – 7:30 pm
14U Group 2 – March 16 – 8:40 – 10:00 pm & March 18 – 8:40 – 10:00 pm
16U Group 1 – March 16 – 7:40 – 9:00 pm & March 18 – 7:40 – 9:00 pm
16U Group 2 – March 16 – 9:10 – 10:30 pm & March 18 – 9:10 – 10:30 pm
18U – March 15 – 9:00 – 10:20 pm & March 17 – 8:40 – 10:00 pm
The tryout fee is $50. In order to tryout, you will have to register for tryouts on the Reston Raider website.
One note on the Group listings above. Due to the age groups being combined to select mixed teams, if we have more than 50 players registered for a age level (i.e. 8U, 10U, etc.), we will split the age level into two randomly assigned groups to keep the number of players on the ice below 50 players for each sessions. This will make it easier for our evaluation group to properly evaluate all players. You will receive an email with the group assignments prior to tryouts. The group assignments can also change from night one to night two based on the coaches/evaluators discretion.
For more information on the program, please contact Kevin Burch at
Raiders Spring House & High School Leagues - Program Information
2021 Raiders Spring House League
Spring League is intended as a fun time for youth ice hockey where teams play games without standings. Spring House League begins in mid-March and runs until mid-June.
Space in the Spring program is limited, so register soon to save your player a spot on a team.Registration will open for returning Raiders Members on February 1st at 7 am. Registration for new members will open on February 15th at Noon. Registration in the Spring 2021 program does not qualify a player for returning Raider registration for the Fall/Winter 2021-22 season. Returning player status for fall registration includes players who were registered for the previous fall season.
2006 Travel players and older will only be eligible for our High School League. High School Seniors are ineligible to play in the Spring House League and Spring HS League.
Note: Any player rostered on a Travel or Spring Selects team for any other youth hockey program is not eligible to play in the Reston Raider Spring House League.
Please see the Raiders homepage to read about the Spring House League program description.
All registrations are subject to final approval by the Reston Raiders Registrar and/or Board of Directors.
8U will be scheduled for 8-10 games and 6-10 practices.
All other divisions will be scheduled for 9-10 games and 4-5 practices
8U players: 2015-2012*
*Evaluation will be required for new players. 2015 players by approval only.
2012/11 Travel players 2011/10 House players
20010/09 Travel players 2009/08 House players
2008/07 Travel players
2007/2006 House players
2005-2003 House players
NO High School seniors
All teams are non-checking except for the RRHC Spring High School League.
*Note if you are a major birth year Travel player you must play up in the Spring (e.g. 12U 2008 Travel will register to play Spring House at 14U). Current major birth year House players will move up to the next division in the fall season. See above Divisions for the birth years. If you have a question about where to register your player for the Spring Season, please email .
*2006 Travel players and older will only be eligible for our House High School team. The High School team will have an end of season play-offs.
High School Seniors are ineligible to play in the Spring House League and Spring HS League.
In order to get a refund for Spring league you will need to withdraw no later than March 15th. A $20 refund processing fee will apply for withdrawals made by March 15. Refunds and withdrawals will not be permitted after March 15.
High School Teams must register as entire teams, 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.
Below are the current COVID-19 Guidelines for entrance to SkateQuest for Reston Raiders Practices and Games:
Face Coverings must be worn at all times while on the premises. This includes Players, Parents, Coaches, & Staff
Players may remove face coverings when stepping on the ice, all others must wear face coverings while in SkateQuest and in egress lines.
Players Should come to the rink dressed or dress in their vehicle. There are no locker rooms available for dressing
Players will be screened & temperature checked by SkateQuest staff, then they may enter the tent/entrance for the rink they're practicing or playing on
Once in the tent, players may put on and tie their skates and will then be permitted to enter the rink. Players must bring their skate guards or shoes with them. Nothing may be left in the tent
No equipment bags are allowed in the tent
Once their game or practice is over, player return to the tent, remove skates and put on shoes. Facecoverings must be put on again while in tent
Players should bring a filled water bottle to the rink with them. No access to water fountains inside the rink
Our policy is One (1) parent/guardian per family may accompany their skater(s) into the building (this includes coaches, team managers, scorekeepers, team photographers, etc.).
Siblings and other spectators are not permitted. While our spectator policy may seem unreasonable to some, we did not come to this decision lightly. In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, as directed by the CDC, we have determined and marked all locations on both rinks that can safely accommodate spectators, leaving us room for 40 on the OLY & 50 on the NHL.
We appreciate if parents can please respect this policy and not attempt to mislead the staff as to who is in the building. We will ask you to leave the facility if there is more than one family member attending an event.
Because of the number of people coming and going, please remember tents should be used to tie skates, not dress.
They are not to be used as substitute locker rooms. Masks must be worn by both players and parents when in the tent.
Bags and shoes may not be left as the tents are continuously being used.