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.

2020/21 Season Registration for Returning Players now open!

No one could have predicted how our world would change over the past 6 weeks. The world of sport has also been dramatically impacted from the professional levels to the grassroots youth levels and everything in between. As a result, our Board and staff have been fully engaged in assessing the potential impact of the…

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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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