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March 1, 2019
March. Wow! Teams are wrapping up their seasons starting this weekend. Championship Days are on March 9-10 along with RecFest 2019. Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest is coming to UBC on Sunday, March 17 along with Olympian Natalie Spooner. Final Four tournaments start happening this week for our Peewee A4 team and conclude next week with our Atom A3 team playing at Britannia and Atom A2 team hosting their tier at UBC Thunderbird rink - go cheer on our TBirds:
- Friday, March 8 @ 6:15 pm vs Richmond A2
- Saturday, March 9 @ 2:00 pm vs Vancouver A1
- Sunday, March 10 @ 11:15 am vs BWC A3
We will be sending out Season Review surveys in a few days and we want to ask that everyone takes a few minutes to fill it in. We do not know what happens at the team level day to day, and we want to hear about the people and things that are impacting our players - both the great things that make them love coming to the rink but also the areas that we need to improve on from an association level and how we can support team staff to improve their skill sets. It is important to know that these surveys are anonymous and the only impact on players is the very positive one that sees their experiences, and those of other players, improve as we can make elements better. If we don't know about something, it is impossible to help correct. We need every single team to participate in the surveys, and we need more than one family from each team to provide feedback. Please help us continue to improve our TBirds world.
Don't forget you have until March 8 to get your purchases to apply for FlipGive! This new fundraiser has seen a few thousand go back to teams to cover things like tournament fees and upcoming team parties. Thank you to everyone who has been part of it! We will be providing a full update on our fundraisers by early April but I can say we hit our annual goal so thank you!
For the first time ever, Scotiabank is bringing their Girls HockeyFest to Vancouver. Tbirds are working in close partnership with the PCAHA female associations and the UBC women's varsity program to bring this to life. We are so excited to have between 250-300 girls between ages 7-14 join with Olympian Natalie Spooner at UBC Thunderbird Rink on Sunday, March 17 for a full day of on ice, dryland and a classroom session with You Can Play. Thank you to our partners at Scotiabank for letting us be part of this amazing grassroots development program!
T-Birds News Corner
The Thunderbirds season is coming to a close in the next few days and this coming weekend will be action packed with Championship Days, Atom Final Four Tournaments and our own RecFest 2019 and Graduating Midget 3 on 3 tournament. Below is the schedule for the weekend: Graduating Midget “Welcome to the Alumni” Saturday, March…Read More
We are looking for Head and Assistant coaches to add to our already incredible roster of coaches in our rep program. With every new season, opportunities exist for coaches that put the development of their players first and these are the types of coaches we want to fill our teams with at all levels. We…Read More
Vancouver Thunderbirds are excited to announce that, as part of our partnership with Scotiabank, we have the honor to partner with them to bring the Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest to Vancouver on March 17, 2019 at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre at UBC. Join Natalie Spooner as she leads a free 3 hour hockey clinic…Read More