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.

INFINITI QX50 Winter Classic – Day 2 round up

Saturday saw 33 games taking place as the action continued on Day 2 of the 2020 INFINITI QX50 Winter Classic tournament. Teams had a chance to experience the 5 puck shootout for a chance to win Tim Horton’s doughnuts or pizza provided by our tournament sponsor AJ’s Brooklyn Pizza Joint. UBC’s mascot, Thunder, spent some…

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2020 INFINITI QX50 Winter Classic Tournament is underway

With almost 600 players participating in this year’s INFINITI QX50 Winter Classic, we expect to see a lot of smiles this weekend around Vancouver Rinks. Today’s action kicked off with two spirited matches of our youngest TBirds in the Initiation Minor Division (2013 birth year) jumping on the ice at UBC and Kits Rinks. INFINITI…

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Sponsor Announcement: INFINITI named as platinum sponsor for Family Day weekend tournament

Vancouver Thunderbirds are excited to announce a new partnership with INFINITI for the platinum sponsorship of our upcoming Family Day long weekend tournament. This includes the renaming of the tournament to the 2020 INFINITI QX50 Winter Classic effective immediately. All 42 participating below atom teams and our Thunderbird community will have the opportunity to connect…

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