Tryouts for 2023-2024

June 17 & 18, 2023 - Skatetown Ice Arena, Roseville - Tryout Fee: $75

Tryouts are BOTH days. Teams will be announced following tryouts on Sunday.

Thunder offers competitive travel hockey growth and development within the NorCal/CAHA programs at the A/BB/B levels and AA for select age groups.


Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes before scheduled session.

8U - Mites 2016/2015 Birth Years

No Tryouts. Please CLICK HERE to Learn More about the MitesPlus Program and how to Register.

10U - Squirt 2014/2013 Birth Years

Saturday, June 17 5:15 - 6:15 pm (Rink 1)

Sunday, June 18 7:00 - 8:00 am (Rink 2)

10U - Squirt Tryout Coaches:

  • Patrick Berget
  • Matt Dyer
  • Lance Goshko

12U - Pee Wee 2012/2011 Birth Years

Saturday, June 17 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Rink 2)

Sunday, June 18 8:15 - 9:15 am (Rink 2)

12U - Pee Wee Tryout Coaches:

  • Rob Lapsley
  • Mike Hamilton
  • Chris Barbour
  • Todd Bowman

14U - Bantam 2010/2009 Birth Years

Saturday, June 17 6:45 - 7:45 pm (Rink 2)

Sunday, June 18 9:30 - 10:30 am (Rink 2)

14U - Bantam Tryout Coaches:

  • Matt Strinden
  • Dustin Ruffell
  • Scott Riddle
  • Chris Hughes
  • Kevin Prior

16U 2008/2007 Birth Years

Saturday, June 17 8 - 9 pm (Rink 2)

Sunday, June 18 11:00 - 12:00 pm (Rink 2)

16U Tryout Coaches:

  • Scott Folena
  • Rusty Krouse
  • Paul Gauthier
  • Jason Davis
  • Joe Lapenna
  • Steve Yeager

High School Varsity Enrolled in High School for 2023/24 School Year

Saturday, June 17 9:15 - 10:15 pm (Rink 2)

Sunday, June 18 12:15 - 1:15 pm (Rink 2)

HS Tryout Coaches:

  • Jon Hitesman
  • Tim Polasik
  • Cory Lange

18U 2006/2005 Birth Years

Saturday, June 17 9:15 - 10:15 pm (Rink 2)

Sunday, June 18 12:15 - 1:15 pm (Rink 2)

18U Tryout Coaches:

  • Jon Hitesman
  • Tim Polasik
  • Cory Lange

AA Tryouts 2023-2024 - 18U

This year our coaches are excited to offer players the opportunity to compete at another level! Tryouts will allow coaches to determine how many teams will be fielded, as well as at what levels players will be able to compete at AA, A, BB, B.

cup - included


**All Returning and New Players MUST Register for Tryouts for the 2023-24 Season, with the exception of Mites.
**All players must have a current USA Hockey # in order to register for Tryouts.

If you experience any technical issues while trying to register, please email VP Julie Ward at

*New to Capital Thunder?

You need to register your player with USA Hockey before registering with Capital Thunder. Your player's USA Hockey # is required to complete the registration. Once registered, you need to submit your player's birth certificate (or other equivalent paperwork) to the Registrar (Amy McCuaig) for Date of Birth verification with USA Hockey.

Passion Commitment Ingegrity

Join Capital Thunder Youth Hockey!

Our program strives to instill a tradition of passion for the great sport of ice hockey. The coaching staff has extensive playing careers in all hockey levels. Our coaches are highly educated in the game of hockey and are ready to coach and teach.

The strength of our program is the belief that the family is the center of every great hockey program. Hockey is about families coming together every week to support the children and the community. Our parents and their children are the keys to a successful session and future seasons.