This section will provide information regarding our Initiation and Novice divisions.

The "What to Expect" tabs will give a quick overview of the key dates, the ice times and the team/skill group compositions.

The Below Atom skill development program is developed and overseen by Vancouver Hockey School under the direct leadership of Derek Popke. Along with other members of his team, all age divisions will have on-ice assistance on a regular rotation throughout the season.

Skill Development

Tbirds, through the Vancouver Hockey School & ProFormance Goalie School operate a full skill development program. 

Cross Ice / Half Ice Hockey

While cross/half ice hockey is relatively new to BC, it has been a standard practice around the world for years.

Hockey 101

If you are new to the sport of hockey, these resources will help you understand the basics.

Parent Participation

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

Starter Equipment Kit

Not sure of what equipment you need? This package will get you, and your little player, off to a great start!

Other Resources

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

Use FlipGive to get a head start on next season’s team fundraising!

Teams raised over $9k this past season to offset team costs for everything from tournaments, team activities, team apparel and even donating to a charity of the team’s choice. FlipGive has created a new way to let you continue to accumulate funds that you can then transfer to your team in the fall. Any funds…

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U11 Pathway Presentation

Johanna and Jody (Directors for Below Atom) walked parents through some of the changes coming next season as part of the new Hockey Canada U11 Pathway that is coming this fall. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend – we enjoyed the discussion and we hope that we were able to answer a…

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Contest winners from the 2020 INFINITI QX50 Winter Classic

Thanks to everyone who posted their pictures to enter the contest this weekend! Everyone who posted was entered into the random draw and the winners are: Jersey: Sunshine Coast – Dana Pierce UBC T-Birds prize pack: VTMHA – Manuela Prest UBC T-Birds prize pack: West Van – Joanne Lotz UBC T-Birds prize pack: VTMHA –…

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