A Look Ahead
September 12, 2017
All of our players have now been on the ice at least once and so the season has officially kicked into high gear!
Initiation: All of our littlest TBirds were on the ice this past Saturday for the Initiation Jamboree. Our Thunderbirds cousins at UBC were tremendous partners as Mike Nardi (our very own Bantam A1 coach who happens to also work at UBC) volunteered his time to oversee all onsite logistics and led special skills sessions for our H3 and H4 players. Cyclone Taylor and BeastVan were both onsite to showcase the apparel program that we will have for this season and they both provided some great prizes for the raffles. Great start to the season surrounded by our partners and TBirds family! Skills sessions with Leslie Global Sports starts next week - check out the schedule for the season here.
Recreational: Assessments have been happening over the last few days and we will soon be into our balancing process. If you are new to the TBirds, or maybe not so new, and want to know more about how this process works, be sure to read the information provided here. Skills sessions officially start after Thanksgiving but Mike has arranged for a pre-season goalie clinics for recreational goalies Sept 16, 17 and 19th. For more information, contact your division manager asap!
Rep: Exhibition games are happening this week that will lead to final roster assignments being posted by Saturday morning at the latest. This can be a stressful experience for our players and their families, and we will all be excited to move into the next phase. For our Atom and Peewee A1/A2 players, don't miss out on your opportunity to attend extra sessions with Vancouver Hockey School's Derek Popke on Fridays - more information and registration information can be found here.
Soon we will all be in a rhythm and we will be able to start rolling out some exciting programs for our players - both on and off the ice.
T-Birds News Corner
As we are nearing the end of the rep tryout process, focus will be turning towards the rest of the season. To help with the planning of the various activities all are engaged with, we are providing the DRAFT ice schedule for the rep teams. Please note changes may be necessary once parent coaches for some…Read More
On Saturday, our entire Initiation Division will be starting the season off with the annual Thunderbirds Jamboree at UBC. This year, we will have all of our players in H1 through H4 and Intro all coming to the same place to celebrate a return to the ice. Times: H4 #1: 8:15-9:15 am @ UBC FB…Read More
This season, our rep teams will have the opportunity to work with Derek Popke for five sessions scheduled over the course of the season. In addition, Derek will be running an exclusive to TBirds Atom and Peewee rep player program – the Elementary Hockey Program (EHP) – on Friday afternoons. If you are looking for…Read More