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RHL Spring 2017 registration will begin in February. The season begins in April. 


Priority registration begins MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 and the season begins the week of April 17.

Mite, Squirt, and Peewee Players new to RHL will attend an evaluation skate on April 3.

Please note the registration timeline below. Online registration is encouraged. See the brochure for full details, including pricing. Registration opens at 10am for each registration period.

  • Returning players from RHL Fall/Winter 2016-17 season: February 13 - February 20.
  • YOUTH LTP Kettler Capitals Iceplex (who have already completed at least two sessions of LTP at Kettler Capitals Iceplex): February 21 - February 26.
  • OPEN REGISTRATION: February 27 for all other players. Players should have completed at least 2 sessions of youth ltp or equivalent by the start of the RHL season. 

As a reminder, players "age up" in the spring. The division your participate in this Spring may be different from Fall/Winter 2016-17.
Minimites birth years 2011-2012
Mites birth years 2009-2010
Squirt birth years 2007-2008
Peewees birth years 2005-2006
Bantam/Midgets birth years 2001-2004

Goalies should follow the same timeline as all other players. Goalies should use the specific Goalie registration link (Squirt, Peewee, and Bantam/Midget). There are no full-time goalies at the Mini-Mite or Mite levels.

Please register early to avoid disappointment. RHL does fill quickly. Once a level is full, we will have a waitlist. Waitlist information will be posted on the website following enrollment.


Players must submit their 2016-17 USA Hockey number at the time of registration. Visit to retrieve your number.

Questions about eligibility or enrollment? Contact

No Refunds will issued for RHL.

We're looking forward to a great season!

Peewees and Bantam/Midgets are filled. Please join the waitlist.

If your birthyear fills, please be sure to join the waitlist! We will follow up if spaces become available.

CHA U18 Spring Tournament Team Coaching Announcement

By Hockey Department 03/05/2019, 8:00pm EST

Capitals Hockey Academy is pleased to announce that Steve Kresse will be the Head Coach of the 2019 U18 Spring Tournament Team.


This will be Steve’s fourth season as a Capitals Hockey Academy coach.


Steve grew up playing in Buffalo, NY for the Amherst Knights organization and moved to Northern Virginia in 2002. Steve has played for numerous organizations in the area, including the VA Wild, Ashburn Xtreme, and Reston Raiders. After playing with the VA Wild for the 2007-2008 season and competing in USA Hockey Nationals, Steve continued playing at SUNY Binghamton (ACHA D1). Steve graduated SUNY Binghamton and helped the team capture the 2010-2011 NECHL League Championship as the team captain and team President.


Steve has spent five seasons coaching multiple youth travel teams at Capitals Hockey Academy and the Ashburn Xtreme. This past season Steve was an Assistant Coach with the Yorktown HS Patriots Varsity Hockey team, finishing in the NVSHL Quarter Finals with a record of 12-4-1.


He attributes his coaching success to the American Development Model (ADM) and is looking forward to developing players through this model so they can take the next step in their playing careers.


Steve is a Level 4 USA Hockey certified coach and lives in Arlington, VA.


Register TODAY for Summer Hockey Camps at Kettler Capitals Iceplex!

Deke, Score, and Defensive Skills, Team Play, Slapshot Camp,  and Mite ADM camp offer something for every young hockey player!

Visit our Summer Camps page for full details, dates, and pricing. Players and Goalies welcome.

Questions about eligibility or player readiness? Contact