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We Seeking Interested Members For Raiders Board of Directors
We Seeking Interested Members For Raiders Board of Directors
The Reston Raiders Board of Directors is currently seeking candidates who are interested in filling one of three open director positions.
Background: The Board of Directors is comprised of 9 elected members. Each board member serves a 3 year term.
Qualifications for Elections (from RRHC Bylaws): (1) must be a member of the club in good standing (2) must have been a member of the club for at least one year (3) must have served the club in a significant volunteer position for at least one year, including the current year, and (4) must commit to making service on the board of directors a higher priority than any other position held in the club
The Nominations Committee may approve the nomination of an individual who does not meet all of the requirements specified above, if the individual has significant hockey experience that the Nominations Committee believes is essential to the club and warrants such an exception. However, in no case can qualification (1) be ignored.
Nominations Committee: The Nominations Committee is currently accepting self-nominationsfrom prospective candidates. The Nominations Committee will vet nominations and work with the Raiders Board to confirm the validity of those nominations. The committee will also oversee the election process. Melody Caprio, Dan LaBert, & Grant Moher are the members of the Nomination Committee.
Nominations: Club members must self-nominate to be considered. The RRHC Nominations Committee will review self-nominations to certify that the candidate meets the required qualifications. Selfnominations should be submitted by email to . To self-nominate, email a brief note indicating why you believe that you meet the qualifications listed above. You will be notified of the committee's decision about your eligibility before the candidate statements are due. The candidate statement are published to the membership during the voting period.
Important Dates: April 9th - Self nomination period opens
April 23rd - Self nominations deadline April 30th - Candidate statements due May 1st – 15th - Online Voting
If you have further questions regarding the Board of Directors, duties or expectations, feel free to contact any of the other current Board Members contact info can be found here: Raiders BOD Contacts.
Congratulations to the following players on being selected to their respective Spring Selects Teams:
John Mathieson IV
Adrian Aguayo Shupp
Nate (Bryce) Harlow
Skippy (Washington) Leonard
Gus Simanson – Tryout Invitee
Austin Nuckols – Tryout Invitee
Joaquin Pilonieta Sherrill
Kyle Dooley – Tryout Invitee
William Oakeley – Tryout Invitee
We’d like to ask all families to go to the Raiders website and register for your team by clicking on the “Register Online” button on the left-hand side of the home page and choosing the “2021 Spring Selects Team Payment” form to register and pay for your player.
Raiders 12U Black Wins CBHL 12U Wales Championship
On the weekend of March 6th and 7th, the Reston Raiders 12U Black team headed to Leesburg’s ION International Training Center for the CBHL Wales division playoffs. While the team was the top seed in the Wales Blue division, the division’s 4 playoff bound teams were separated by a mere 3 points at the end of the regular season, so a dramatic season finale was anticipated, and the 2021 CBHL playoffs did not disappoint.
In the first round, the Raiders faced a Junior Black Bears team with whom they had split the season series. Center Mason Litzel opened playoff scoring for the Raiders with a goal 8 minutes into the opening stanza, but the Junior Black Bears responded only 3 minutes later. The tight-checking match remained deadlocked deep into the 3rd period, when, with 3:16 remaining, winger Zach Choi lasered a low angle shot over the goalie’s shoulder. The sick snipe proved to be the game winner as the Raiders’ suffocating defense smothered the Bears’ last ditched effort to respond in the waning minutes.
In the semi-finals the Raiders found themselves head-to-head against a Montgomery Blue Devils team whom they had dominated in the regular season, but to whom they had lost in a recent tournament. With the Wales Blue division playoff championship on the line, the dynamic duo of Zach Choi and power forward Spencer Bryce combined for 2 goals in the first period. That score held until about halfway through the second period when the always reliable Jamie Hulme buried an amazing pass from puck distributing winger Matthew Serletis to add some breathing room for the Raiders. However, Montgomery answered with seconds remaining in the 2nd to make the score 3-1 at the start of the third period. A less seasoned and less battle-tested version of this Raiders team had given up 3-1 third period leads more than once this season, but not this time, as the Raiders shutout the surging Blue Devils in the third to punch their ticket to the championship game.
The CBHL12U Wales championship game featured the winners of the Wales Blue division versus the winners of the Red division. Not having played any exhibition or regular season games against the top teams in the Red Division, the Raiders team wasn’t sure what to expect from the opposing Howard Huskies.
It quickly became apparent that the Raiders were up against a top opponent. The captain of the opposing team easily had the hardest shot of any player the Raiders had faced all season. But goalie Scotty Wells backstopped a tight game behind relentless team defense. The Raiders’ collective commitment to defense eventually started to lead to opportunities in the offensive zone, where the Raiders discovered a top puck stopper at the other end of the rink as well. The back-and-forth, 0-0 stalemate was finally broken on an opportunistic net front goal by the always crafty Mason Litzel, with 9 minutes left in regulation.
These last 9 minutes ticked down at an excruciating pace for the Raiders, as the Huskies pushed on the gas in a desperate attempt to rally back. With key saves and stout defending the Raiders bent, but didn’t break. Finally, with roughly 2 minutes left in the game the Huskies called their time out and pulled their goalie. This gave the Raiders an opportunity to put out shutdown defenders Hayden Glahe and J.S. Wilson along with battle-tested Choi, Bryce and Serletis at forward. A couple of failed attempts on the empty net led to a series of 4 critical defensive zone face offs. Center Spencer Bryce, as in many games this season, simply refused to lose. His gritty determination emboldened his linemates and their tireless defending yielded only one high-percentage chance which goalie Scotty Wells casually steered to the corner. When the buzzer finally sounded, the team erupted in jubilation as the CBHL playoff champions!
The team finished the season with an overall record of 28-14-3 (10-3-1 in CBHL play).
The 2020-21 CBHL Season & Playoff Champion Reston Raiders are: Malcolm Beane, Aidan “AJ” Bishop, James Boland, Spencer Bryce, Zach Choi, Ryan Emerick, Hayden Glahe, Jackson Hayken, Jamie Hulme, Johnny Lee, Mason Litzel, Matthew Serletis, Scotty Wells, John-Spates “J.S.” Wilson and Jason Young. The team was led by head coach Andrew Sundelin with assistant coaches Sam Bryce, Scott Emerick, Jennifer Grotpeter and George Serletis. The team was excellently and exuberantly managed by Katie Boland and Andrea Hayken. The team would like to offer special thanks to head Injury Liaison Mia Lee and treasurer Erin Choi in addition to the countless parent volunteers and supporters who helped make this season such an amazing success under literally unprecedented circumstances.
Raiders 12U 2009 Blue Wins CBHL 12U Upper A Championship
The Reston Raiders 2009 Blue team skated into Hagerstown for the CBHL’s 12U Upper A playoffs over the weekend of March 6th-7th. They entered the tournament as the Blue Division’s number 1 seed, having clinched the regular season title a month earlier, but the competition was fierce. In the playoff opener against Caps Academy Red, the Raiders found themselves down with only minutes to go in the third period, but a game-tying goal with two minutes remaining was followed by a short-handed game-winner in overtime as the Raiders found a way to survive and advance.
In the semi-final, the Raiders faced Caps Academy’s White squad, a team that posed a number of difficult match-up problems for Reston due to CA White’s size and strength. The Raiders, however, raced out to a 4-0 lead and rode their depth to a 5-2 win and a berth in the final, where they faced the playoff hosts, Hagerstown Bulldogs, winners of the Red Division bracket and owners of an impressive 32-14-2 season record. The Bulldogs, with a roster full of major birth year players, again presented match-up issues for the smallish, yet speedy and skilled, icemen of Reston. The Raiders again struck early and built a 4-1 lead after one against H-town, but the Bulldogs lived up to their feisty mascot’s reputation and would not surrender without a fight. Facing some formidable adversity in the second and third periods, the Raiders found themselves tied with less than five minutes to go before a game-winner found its way to tickle the twines and send the raucous Raider faithful into a frenzy. With some sterling goaltending and an “everything you’ve got” push at the finish, Reston closed out the game 5-4 to bring the championship banner home to Skatequest. They even received a very special congratulatory text message from the Ottawa Senators’ Ryan Dzingel, who volunteered some of his offseason time in August to mentor and inspire the group to new heights.
The team finished the season with an overall record of 30-3-2 (13-2-1 in CBHL play).
The 2020-21 CBHL Season & Playoff Champion Reston Raiders are: Ben Schaffer, Ben Pollack, Ben Labbe, Calvin Crosson, Clark Crosson, Carter Scott, Chris Vaughn, Connor Murtha, James Wu, Joe Scodellaro, Kaj Horowitz, Lucas Trachtenberg, Max Markakos, Nate Lerner, Nicholas Dutton, William Abrantes and Zayden Roe. The team is coached by Matt Scodellaro, Larry Roe, Brian Dutton, Pete Horowitz, Peter Markakos, James Murtha and Tom Scott and managed by Angie Scodellaro, with special thanks to Shaylun Young (Skills Coach), Chip Labbe (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Brian “Foster Hewitt” Crosson (Videographer & Broadcaster), Elizabeth Schaffer (Team Building) and the countless parent volunteers and supporters who helped make the season such a success, especially under pandemic circumstances.
Raiders 14U 2007 Blue Wins CBHL 14U Upper A Championship
Congratulations to our Reston Raiders 14U Blue 2007 Team on their CBHL championship win over the Southern Maryland Sabres
The “007s” finished their regular season with an overall record of 32-3-3 and as CBHL division champions with a league record of 13-1-1 for 27 points and an impressive overall 145 goals for and only 45 goals against.
As the final games of the regular season played out against Ashburn, Caps Academy, and Piedmont, the team knew that they would be facing at least two of these three teams again in the playoffs. The question, was which two. Once the final playoff seedings were drawn, the team faced Ashburn in the 1st round in heated rivalry fashion, but ultimately resulting in a 3-2 victory for the team. Advancing to the 2nd round, the team saw a re-match of a game against Piedmont who came out strong and scored early on the “007s”. However, the team was able to elevate it’s compete level and close out the game with another 3-2 victory; securing a spot in the Championship Game.
The Championship game against the Southern Maryland Sabre’s was a high-octane game of speed, transition, and plenty of defense and scoring chances by both teams throughout the game. Both goalies especially played magnificently and only added to the suspense for all players, coaches, and fans cheering for their respective teams. With the final seconds of the 3rd period dripping off the clock, the game went into a 5-minute sudden death overtime (OT) period which ultimately proved to be played with just as much grit, determination and compete as the previous one, still resulting in a 0-0 score and a 5 player shoot out. The coin toss favored the “007s” who elected to shoot second with a line up of Jackson Mika, Markus Kim, Sam Ettinger, Everett Liu, and Lucas Abrantes. The team found themselves down a goal when Sam Ettinger made some beautiful foot, body and stick deaks and found the 5-hole to tie the shootout. After more shooters, the team was 2 goals to 1 before Lucas Abrantes scored mid-blocker side to tie the scoring 2-2 and force a sudden death shootout. With the Sabre’s next up to shoot, Harrison Smith made a textbook save to deny their attempt and giving the 007s one more chance to put the game to bed. And so it was that once again, Lucas Abrantes skated out to center ice, retrieved the puck and performed the exact same move on the Sabres goalie to score and give the “007s” the championship win!!
Congratulations to the entire team for their championship and winning record: – PLAYERS: Lucas Abrantes, Colin Barnett, Jackson Brown, Sam Ettinger, Brendan Gaucher, TJ George, Markus Kim, Everett Liu, Zack Martin, Jackson Mika, Alex Oehm, Will O'Sullivan, Jack Spiess, Gus Simanson, Owen Slamowitz, Harrison Smith, Hudson Spencer, Tyler Waterman and a special thanks to Carson Day for being the team's Emergency Goalie for the playoffs.
Special thanks to our COACHES, Simon Roberts, Tim Waterman, Paul Spiess, Tom George, Jeff Barnett, Josh Brown, Craig Martin, Dave Gaucher, videographer Greg Mika and the amazing team managers Ashli George and Simon Smith