Girls Hockey Director – Pat Wildman serves as the Raiders’ Girls Hockey Director. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing and implementing the Club’s girls hockey program. Under his leadership, the Club has significantly expanded the girls hockey program, including establishing four travel teams (12U-19U), 8U and 10U girls travel development programs, a Girls Try Hockey Free Day and on-and-off-ice clinic, and player and parent educational sessions about girls hockey and the different opportunities that exist for female hockey players, including coed hockey, Tier 1, prep school and college. Pat also has implemented annual listening sessions to obtain input from families that help to shape the Club’s girls’ programs. In fact, many of the programs in place today are the direct result of the input from players and families. Currently, Pat serves as the Girls Hockey Commissioner for the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League (CBHL).
Pat also brings to the Raiders more than 45 years of hockey experience as a player, coach and administrator. A native of Massachusetts, Pat played prep school hockey at the Rivers School where he won a New England Prep School championship, was a league All-Star and named league MVP. He was named to Team Massachusetts as a Hockey Night in Boston (HNIB) All-Star and received HNIB All-Scholastic honors. He went on to play NCAA Div. 1 college hockey at Dartmouth College where he played for former U.S. Women's Olympic team Head Coach and U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Ben Smith. His first role in coaching was at the Girls Elite Hockey Camp while a player at Dartmouth.
Pat is a certified Level 5 USA Hockey coach and, since 2005, has coached both girls and boys teams at all age levels with the Raiders and served as Director and head coach of the Club's learn to play program. He currently serves on the Raiders Board of Directors where, in addition to his role as Director of the Club's Girls Program, is Chair of the Hockey Development Board and Director of Coach Education. Pat lives in Great Falls, VA with his wife, Sloane, and has three daughters, Caroline, Lily and Josie. His daughter Lily played for the Raiders and for the Washington Pride 19U team and played NCAA Div. 1 college hockey at St. Lawrence University.