Registration for Tryouts has closed.

Questions? Please contact Club Registrar, Amy McCuaig,

AGE DIVISIONS BY BIRTH YEAR for 2024-2025 Season

8U - 2016/2017 Birth Years

10U - 2014/2015 Birth Years

12U - 2012/2013 Birth Years

14U - 2010/2011 Birth Years

16U - 2008/2009 Birth Years

18U - 2006/2007 Birth Years

High School - Registered in High School in the Fall 2024 (Junior Varsity and Varsity)

All interested players must register for tryouts for the upcoming 2024-2025 season.

Coaching Staff for 2024-2025 Tryouts

 8U - Head Coaches Paul McIlwain & Ben Rogers
10U- Head Coach Nate Clough
12U- Head Coach Bruce Barragan
14U- Head Coach Rob Lapsley
16U- Head Coach Scott Folena
18U- Head Coach Matt Strinden
High School JV - Head Coach Joe Lapenna (as of September 1st)
High School Varsity- Head Coach Matt Strinden

New this Season - 16U AA and 18U AA  and High School Varsity Tryouts

Please note, if you are a PLAYER with a 2007 birth year or earlier, you will be required to take the SafeSport Core Training or Refresher Course prior to participation for the 2024-25 season.

Tryout Schedule for A/BB/B Divisions - June 15th and 16th

8U - Saturday, June 15 - 5:15 - 6:15 pm - Rink 1 - 1 DAY ONLY

10U - Saturday, June 15 - 5:30 - 6:30 pm - Rink 2

10U - Sunday, June 16 - 7:00 - 8:00 am - Rink 2

12U - Saturday, June 15 - 6:45 - 7:45 pm - Rink 2

12U - Sunday, June 16 - 8:15 - 9:15 am - Rink 2

14U - Saturday, June 15 - 8:00 - 9:00 pm - Rink 2

14U - Sunday, June 16 - 9:30 - 10:30 am - Rink 2

16U A / AA- Saturday, June 15 - 9:15 - 10:15 pm - Rink 2

16U A / AA- Sunday, June 15 - 11:00 - 12:00 pm - Rink 2

HS Junior Varsity & HS Varsity - Sunday, June 16 - 12:15 - 1:15 pm - Rink 2

The club uses TeamSnap for all team scheduling and communications. Please download the app and once your player is registered you will have access to team information.

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USA Hockey requiring the use of neck laceration protection for players in all age classifications, other than adults, in games and practices, as well as for on-ice officials under the age of 18, effective August 1, 2024. USA Hockey Congress Approves Requirement For Neck Laceration Protection Starting August 1

While neck laceration protection will not be required for the Spring Thunder Player Development it is a good time to purchase, tryout and get accustomed to them.

This will be mandatory for all games and practices starting August 1, 2024. 

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.

Passion Commitment Ingegrity

Parent Volunteers Needed

The club is always in need of volunteers and there are a variety of ways that parents can get involved:

Score Board Operator/Timekeeper

Score Sheets

Penalty Box Monitor

Locker Room Monitors

Team Managers

Team Representatives

Team Photos

Special Events/Fundraising

If you are interested in volunteering and want to learn more, please contact Head Commissioner, Jessica Inoke at


June 15/16 - A, BB and B Division Tryouts

June 21 - August 8 - Dryland Training

Week of August 12 - On-ice Practice begins

August 30/Sept 2 - Labor Day Seeding Tournament

August 24 - Season Kickoff Celebration

Sept 9 - Norcal Pre Season Starts

October - High School Season Starts

October 11 - Golf Tournament at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course

Week of October 14 - Team Photos