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.

Thunderbirds partnering with KidSport to launch the Thunderbird Bursary Program

We are excited to announce we have secured a partnership with KidSport Vancouver to administer our Thunderbird Bursary Program for the 2020/21 season. KidSport is a highly respected organization that has provided financial assistance to over 825,000 youth since its creation in 1993. The Thunderbird Bursary Program will be launched for next season and will…

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NHL/NHLPA First Shift Initiative hits Vancouver!

Do you know of a young person between the ages of 6 & 10 that has never played our great game of hockey and might be interested in trying the sport? Introducing the NHL/NHLPA FIRST SHIFT Designed to help your child fall in love with hockey before you buy all the gear, our six-week learn to…

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Thunderbird photo day sees donations soar

  The annual Thunderbird photo day went down smoothly on November 17th thanks to supreme teamwork and volunteerism. The association wishes to thank Fraserview Hall for hosting us on our annual glamour day shoot. The morning saw things get a little busy in the morning but, thanks to patience everything went down great. During our…

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