Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey believes in a "player first" approach to delivering programs and our new vision, mission and values have been based on this understanding. As a result, over the coming months, decisions on programming and the overall culture of our association will stem from this approach as we focus on aligning to the Long Term Athlete Development Model for our on-ice approach and develop additional opportunities for our players to add to life experiences through hockey.

Long Term Athlete Development

Athletes need to do the right things at the
right time to develop in their sport. The LTAD model has been adopted globally and is now a Canadian standard.

Recreational Team Balancing

As members of Pacific Coast, our C Division operates as balanced teams. The process for 2017-18 will be communicated at the end of August.

Rep Player Selection Process

A new process will be followed for the 2017-18 rep player selection using the Hockey Canada model as the base concept.

Dale Cheney Scholarship

Each spring, scholarships are awarded to deserving graduating Thunderbird athletes. Application information will be posted after Christmas each season.

Thunderbirds Apparel

Details for the Thunderbird apparel program are currently being finalized. Information will be posted before the end of August.