Let the Games begin!

September is finally here and the sounds of steel on the ice is back - with parents in the stands watching once again.

We are hopeful that the season will be close to "normal" with regular game play and divisions without cohorts, but we also know we are ready and able to adapt and maximize any new rules that come out.

Speaking of new rules, one we want to draw everyone's attention to is the new Maltreatment rule implemented for this season. The purpose of the rule is to bring all forms of maltreatment under one rule and will include automatic suspensions for some infractions in an effort to eradicate discrimination of all forms from the game. For more information, click here. Bottom line, any kind of verbal taunt or action that is deemed discriminatory will be dealt with harshly.

As everyone is getting going, please refer to the section on the website for your division as all of the schedules, groups and general information you need to know will be posted there.

As we head back to the rink, please remember that we are a family and we need to look out for each other. This means doing what we all can to make the hockey rink a safe and fun place for the players, team staff and parents. It also means ensuring any issues are addressed respectfully and quickly through the proper communication channels that can be found under the list of our policies on this page. Let's make this season an amazing one for all of our TBirds.

 

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TBirds Tidbits

current as of September 24

  • We continue to wait for clarification from viaSport and BC Hockey regarding the youth sport exemption for proof of vaccination. At this point, we are directed by our facilities.
  • As we settle into skill groups and teams, we want to remind our parents of the volunteer program and their requirement to help within their team environments in some manner in addition to assisting with across association roles.

T-Birds News Corner

2021-22 Parent Meetings – All Divisions

Over the past couple of weeks, our Board of Directors overseeing the U6-U9, Recreational and Rep divisions have held parent information meetings to provide an overview of the upcoming season. Thank you to the 487 parents that tuned into the meetings live! For those that weren’t able to join, the meetings were recorded and the…

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August 27 Memo: Thunderbirds Enhanced Mask Mandate

MEMORANDUM   AUGUST 27, 2021   TO:       ALL THUNDERBIRD MEMBERS FROM:  BOARD EXECUTIVE   SUBJECT: ENHANCED MASK MANDATE   Vancouver Thunderbirds has been and will continue to monitor current Covid 19 conditions. We will follow all recommendations and guidelines from our governing bodies, Hockey Canada, BC Hockey, PCAHA, as well as directives from the…

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Rep Coaching Lineup for 2021-22

We are excited to have such an incredible lineup of coaches leading the way for our rep program next season. We are still accepting resumes for a couple teams and hope we can repeat our unprecedented success from last year of having a contract non-parent coach for every rep team, but we also know that…

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Thunderbird Snapshot

  • September 30 - National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
  • October 5 - Start of PCAHA Placement round for A teams
  • October 8-11 - Thunderbirds Thanksgiving Cup tournament - U13 Tier 3 and Tier 4
  • October 12 - Start of PCAHA President's League Balancing round for C teams
  • October 22 - Board Meeting