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Colorado Thunderbirds Announce 2017-2018 Coaches!

02/27/2017, 12:00pm MST

Colorado Thunderbirds
 2017-2018 Coaching Staff 

The Colorado Thunderbirds program is pleased to announce the coaching staff for the 2017-2018 season. The Thunderbirds offer the highest level of coaching from top to bottom. We are the proud home of Colorado's first Tier 1 National Championship, the 2010 16U Tier 1 team. 

The Colorado Thunderbirds provide the benchmark of AAA competition for elite players at the 20U, 18U, 16U, 15U, 14U, 13U, 12U, 11U, and 10U levels.  The Thunderbirds are the eleven time defending State Champion at the 16U level and eight time defending State Champion at the 14U level.  The 16U and 14U won the 2016 Rocky Mountain District Championship advancing the teams to the 2016 USA Hockey National Tournament where the 16U team finished in third place.  The 18U team has been to four of the past seven National Tournaments.  The 16U team has been to the National Tournament seven out of the past eleven years.  The 14U team has been to the National Tournament nine of the past ten seasons.  The Thunderbirds are proud members of the RMJHL at the 20U level and the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League at the 18U, 16U, 15U, 14U, 13U, 12U and 11U levels.  

We are proud to be affiliated with the Littleton Hawks, a very strong CCYHL Tier II program.

The Thunderbirds offer an elite group of high level coaches that are committed to each player’s development. Our program offers the training that is needed to establish and maintain an elite developmental track for all Thunderbirds players. The program is structured to provide players the time needed to excel both academically as well as athletically. The foundation of the program is based on the core values of accountability, attitude, effort, respect and trust. For our distinguished list of alumni and for information on the 2017-2018 tryouts, please visit our website at


2017-2018 Tbirds Fall/Winter Team Tryouts at The Ice Ranch

  • Midget Identification Camp for 18U, 16U, 15U          April 14 - 15
  • 14U, 13U, 12U, 11U, and 10U Team Tryouts            May 19 - 21
  • Main 16U and 15U Team Tryouts                             June 7 - 9
  • Main 18U Team Tryouts                                           June 9 - 10

                    *15U, 16U, 18U Goalie Only Session                       June 7



Colorado Thunderbirds Association Contacts

Director of Hockey       Angelo Ricci                303-810-7022

Admin                             Kim Feno                     720-299-8601

Association Goalie Coach Cam Clemenson    303-919-0373

Strength/Conditioning        Landow Performance   720-550-8070        afelchle@landowperformance


2017-2018 Colorado Thunderbirds Coaching Staff



Head Coach Cam Clemenson



Head Coach Kelly Hollingshead   

Asst Coach Matt Anthone

Asst Coach Brent Mueller  

Goalie Coach Cam Clemenson


16U (01/02):

Head Coach Angelo Ricci

Asst Coach Adrian Veideman

Asst Coach Kyle Ostrow      

Goalie Coach Cam Clemenson


15U (02):

Head Coach Lev Cohen

Asst Coach Dave Fromm

Goalie Coach Cam Clemenson



Head Coach Dave Fromm

Asst Coach Nick Hantge

Asst Coach Nick Combs

Goalie Coach Cam Clemenson



Head Coach Milan Hejduk

Asst Coach Jan Hejda

Asst Coach Brandon Pougnet

Asst Coach Michael Hantge

Asst Coach Zach Blom

Goalie Coach Cam Clemenson



Head Coach Nick Combs

Asst Coach Justin Waldron

Asst Coach Michael Hantge

Asst Coach Zach Blom

Goalie Coach Cam Clemenson



Head Coach Justin Waldron

Asst Coach Nick Combs

Asst Coach Michael Hantge

Asst Coach Zach Blom

Goalie Coach Cam Clemenson



Head Coach Zach Blom

Asst Coach Buddy Blom

Asst Coach Justin Waldron

Goalie Coach Cam Clemenson


**Additional Assistant Coaches TBA

**Zach Blom:  Director of Player Development (Skills Coach)


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