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Message from Steve Yan Klassen, Director of Rep

As the new season approaches, we hope everyone is having a great summer and we look forward to seeing our Thunderbirds families at the rink. This season we hope to build on our past successes and refine our programs in keeping with the new strategic vision. There is a revised tryout process, and a new skills provider will be working with our Rep teams in order to maintain and enhance the Thunderbirds’ consistent message of dedication and excellence.

There are other initiatives to look forward to including: refinement of the pre-game dryland sessions for players, the dressing room policies for teams, and structuring call-up process to expand development opportunities and team-building across all of Thunderbirds for both Rep and Rec.

The new Thunderbirds website will have the most up to date information on Rep Hockey as the season unfolds so look there for the latest on the program.

Rep Selection Process

A new process will be followed for the 2017-18 rep player selection based on the Hockey Canada model.

Skill Development

To supplement our coaches, Vancouver Hockey School with Derek Popke will be leading supplemental skills sessions.

Parent Participation

Our parents are our most valuable resource & we want everyone to enjoy their experience-players, parents & team staff.

Other Resources

Be sure to stay up to date on programs and information available to all of our Thunderbird players and parents.

Ice times 2017-18 Season – Rep Teams

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…

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Rep Skills with Vancouver Hockey School’s Derek Popke

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…

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Minor Hockey Night at BC Lions – Aug 18

Looking for something to do on Friday, August 18 at 7:30 pm? Here’s your chance to join in to celebrate Minor Hockey Night at the BC Lions game as they take on the Calgary Stampeders. With every ticket purchased for anyone over 12 using the code THUNDERBIRDS, the BC Lions will send $3 to Vancouver…

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