In his senior season playing for Minnetonka High School, Raiola totaled five goals and 12 assists for 17 points. His efforts this past season earned him All-Minnesota Honorable Mention. As a team, Minnetonka was ranked #1 throughout most of the season before they were upset by Benilde-St. Margaret's in the regionals of last year's playoffs. Raiola will play the 2008-09 season with Sioux Falls of the USHL.
This is not only a great addition for the Stampede, but for the USHL as a whole. It's always great to see top end talent choosing to go down the USHL path.