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TBirds Announce Spring Informational Meetings

01/10/2013, 8:15am MST
By Colorado Thunderbirds

The Colorado Thunderbirds Program was formed in 2002 with the goal to provide elite players an opportunity to compete against the very best teams and players in the country.  The 2010 U16 team won Colorado’s first Tier I National Championship! Thunderbirds are proud members of the Midget Tier 1 AAA Elite Hockey League. This league consists of the top 24 AAA organizations across the United States pitting the best talent in the country against each other in the quest for greater development and tougher competition. The Bantam and PeeWee teams are exclusive members of the Super Series AAA Elite Hockey League. 

We will select up to 32 skaters and 4 goalies per level (1999-2005) who will receive an opportunity to train with the Colorado Thunderbirds. There will be a few spots available for practice players and goalies. Our goal is to field two teams at each birth year. 


◦     January 27, 2013 at 6:00pm

◦     Aspen Academy in the Auditorium (5859 S. University BLVD, Greenwood Village, CO 80121

◦     Discussion on spring program for birth years 1999-2005 

◦     2013-2014 fall/winter tryouts/teams

◦     Meeting will be conducted by Angelo Ricci, Director of Hockey Operations, Kim Feno, Secretary/Treasurer, plus many of the Thunderbirds Coaches will be in attendance


◦     March 17 - March 23, 2013 at Big Bear Ice Arena, South Suburban Ice Arena and Ice Ranch.  Tryout fees - $90 


◦    April 9 - May 20, 2013 


◦    May 17-20, 2013 in Vancouver, CA 

◦    Challenge Cup,


◦     Budgets are being worked on and program dues will be announced shortly for both tournament players and practice players

◦     1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 dues will include up 28 hours of ice plus potentially two tournaments (possibly one local and one definite in Vancouver)

◦     2005 dues will include up 24 hours of ice plus potentially one tournament (Vancouver) 


◦    Big Bear Ice Arena, Ice Ranch and South Suburban


◦    Tentative Practice Schedule will be completed shortly


◦    Cam Clemenson, Buddy Blom, Kyle Diehl, Thom Sepper plus others



Goalie Eval Session
*Evals at Big Bear 

Sunday, March 17, 2013                     5:00PM - 6:00PM (1999, 2000, 2001) 

Sunday, March 17, 2013                     5:15PM - 6:15PM (2002, 2003, 2004) 


1999 Birth year
*Tryouts at Big Bear

Monday, March 18, 2013                    7:45PM - 10:00PM 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013                    6:00PM - 8:15PM 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013               6:00PM - 8:15PM 


2000 Birth Year
*Tryouts at Big Bear and South Suburban

Sunday, March 17, 2013                     6:30PM - 8:45PM 

Monday, March 18, 2013                    7:30PM - 9:45PM 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013                    7:00PM - 9:15PM (South Suburban-North Rink) 


2001 Birth Year 
*Tryouts at Big Bear and South Suburban

Sunday, March 17, 2013                     6:15PM - 8:30PM 

Monday, March 18, 2013                    5:15PM - 7:30PM 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013                    6:45PM - 9:00PM (South Suburban-Delio Rink) 


2002 Birth Year
*Tryouts at Big Bear 

Monday, March 18, 2013                    5:00PM - 7:15PM 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013                    5:45PM - 8:00PM 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013               5:45PM - 8:00PM 


2003 Birth Year
*Tryouts at Ice Ranch 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013                    4:55PM - 7:10PM 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013               4:55PM - 7:10PM 

Thursday, March 21, 2013                   4:55PM - 7:10PM


2004 Birth Year 
*Tryouts at South Suburban

Wednesday, March 20, 2013               5:45PM - 8:00PM

Thursday, March 21, 2013                   5:45PM - 8:00PM 

Friday, March 22, 2013                       5:00PM - 6:30PM 

2005 Birth Year

(No tryouts for this birth year please just register if interested in the spring program) 

We realize that tryouts may fall during Spring Break in some school districts. If your player wishes to tryout but cannot make any of the sessions due to Spring Break, please contact us so we can try and find a solution for your player. 


Questions - Please Contact 

Angelo Ricci       303-810-7022 or

Kim Feno            720-299-8601 or

NEW for the 2013 Spring Program 
Colorado "Mountain" Thunderbirds Spring Teams

JOHN SEYMOUR/CAM CLEMENSON plus other Thunderbirds coaches (we would love to have some local coaches help as well)

 * We will have 3-5 teams that skate out of Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge.  These teams will comprise of players from Vail, Summit, Aspen, Steamboat, Durango and any/all mountain towns.  All mountain players are invited to tryout.  

 * If some mountain players want to skate with the Denver spring program.  These players will need to attend the March tryouts in Denver.

 * These mountain teams will skate on Saturday and Sundays and possibly some Fridays.  We felt this is a great way to introduce more kids to our program/coaching with an easier location for travel purposes.

Mountain Spring Info Meeting at Vail - Dobson Ice Arena

Monday, January 28, 2013                  5:30pm

Tryouts at Vail - Dobson Ice Arena

Saturday, March 23, 2013                   TBD

Sunday, March 24, 2013                    TBD

2013 Tentative Spring Practice Schedule Info

·       Saturday's and Sunday's

o    6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

o   May 4, 5, 11, 12

·       We may have to skate on some Friday's

·       Potential ice rinks to be used; Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge

·       Vancouver, Challenge Cup May 17-20, 2013

·       Cost TBD

Local contact:

·       Cheryl Grimaldi at  970.926.1595 or


Questions - Please Contact 

Kim Feno              720-299-8601  

Angelo Ricci          303-810-7022

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