Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey - Skate.Shoot. Soar.

Skates are about to hit the ice!

August 9, 2018

With summer camps around the corner, we are finally talking about things like "Who has the pucks?" and "How many kids can we squeeze into a dressing room at Hillcrest??" Nothing is more important than making sure we have everything ready to go and over the next few days, you will see a lot of new information getting posted on the website across the division pages - be sure to keep an eye on the Below Atom, Recreational and Rep pages so you know what is happening. If it isn't posted yet, we are just finalizing details and everything we know will land on the website as soon as it is ready.

You have a few more days to join in on the summer camps - and there is something for everyone from our 4 and 5 year olds just joining our TBird family through to the bantam and midget rep scrimmage sessions. There is no better place to prepare for an exciting season so don't miss out! If you haven't signed up yet, click here to get into the action.

Registration is looking good for next year with a couple of the age divisions fully maxed out. We do have a few spots remaining at the phenomenal rate of $399 for the season - so spread the word to your neighbours and friends and let's be sure we are letting as many Vancouver kids as possible get on the ice.

Rep tryouts are also coming up fast, so if you are registered, be sure to read through the process and bookmark the Participant Information page as EVERYTHING will be posted there from now until the end of the process - don't wait for emails (as they won't be coming!) but make sure you are checking out the page every couple days leading into the tryouts and then after every ice time as that will be the only place that the information will be found.

We are finalizing the schedule for the Recreational Balancing process and will be posting that information next week on the Recreational division page so stay tuned there. We will also be holding a Recreational Season Kick-off this year so mark September 29th on your calendars!

Our Below Atom group will be starting the year off with assessment skates (new process this year) so stay tuned for your chance to register for your session soon. We will be holding the Initiation/Novice Jamboree this year on September 22 which will involve everyone for a few hours of fun.

See you all at the rink!

TBirds Tidbits

Summer Camps

Week 2 of our Thunderbird Summer Camps start on Monday! Still looking for a way to get ready for the season - get one of the last spots.  Click here for more information.

Registration Update

Do you know anyone who has children born in 2013 (turning 5 by Dec 31)? If you do - don't let them miss out on the best chance ever to play hockey - only $399 for the season! Click here for more information.

Rep Tryouts

Registration is now closed for tryouts.

Atom and all goalies in Atom, Peewee and Bantam will begin Saturday, August 25th at Hillcrest Centre

Peewee and Bantam skaters will begin Sunday, August 26th at Hillcrest Centre

Midget tryouts will commence following the September long weekend - further information to be provided shortly

If you are registered, click here for more information and be sure to follow the Participant Information page for all the updates throughout the process.

Recreational Balancing Process - NEW

A brand new process is being implemented this season for the creation of teams in recreational. Find out more information here.

T-Birds News Corner

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Thunderbird Hockey launches new Sponsorship Program

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Thunderbird Snapshots

August 13 - 17 - Week #1 of Thunderbird Summer Camps

August 20 - 24 - Week #2 of Thunderbird Summer Camps

August 22 - Board Meeting

August 25/26 - Start of Rep Tryouts for Atom, Peewee and Bantam (check the schedule for your 1st session)

September 4/6 - Start of Recreational Balancing Process - new player assessments / draft days

September 5 - Tentative start of Midget Rep Tryouts

September 22 - Initiation/Novice Jamboree

September 29 - Recreational Season Kick-Off

Thank you to our Partners!