The Recreational division is the largest division within the Thunderbirds. Under the leadership of TBirds Director of Player and Coach Development, Mike Todd, the recreational division offers a high quality program for players to continue to develop their hockey skills.

Each season the first 4-5 weeks will be spent on "balancing" the teams. During this time, team coaches will work together with the Division Ambassadors to find the best fit for the players to form similarly competitive teams.

During the season, the teams will compete in the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey League (PCAHA) within the President's League. U11 teams will play one game a week for the first half of the season and 1-2 games per week after the Winter Break. For the U13, U15 and U18 divisions, they will play an average of two games per week in league play typically with one home and one away game. All teams will also have one shared practice per week with another team. For the U21 division, teams will play an average of one game per week, typically rotating between a home and away game.

At the end of the season, the highest ranked teams in each group will play in the PCAHA Championship weekend. This is typically held the first weekend of March.

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Skill Development

TBirds will be offering a series of skill opportunities for the 2023-24 season.

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Balanced Teams

Find out the details about the TBirds balancing process including the PCAHA mandate.

Parent Participation

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

Other Resources

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

Announcement: Executive Director

Over the past seven months, the Board of Directors has conducted a rigorous recruitment process to fill the position of Executive Director. I am now pleased to announce that Phil Kinninmont will be joining the Vancouver Thunderbirds as Executive Director effective August 14, 2023. Phil brings a wealth of retail and management experience from working…

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2021-22 Parent Meetings – All Divisions

Over the past couple of weeks, our Board of Directors overseeing the U6-U9, Recreational and Rep divisions have held parent information meetings to provide an overview of the upcoming season. Thank you to the 487 parents that tuned into the meetings live! For those that weren’t able to join, the meetings were recorded and the…

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April update

Stay up to date with our April Update    

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