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2020-2021 Valley Thunder Tryouts

By webmaster, 08/04/20, 12:00AM AKDT




Schedule has been updated for Boys/Coed Tier II Tryouts. Age division groups are posted, as well as rink policies. 

Boys/Coed 10U-18U Tryout Info Page

Please check the schedule below for updated times and dates for tryouts! 

2020-2021 Valley Thunder Hockey Tryouts



$50 Tryout Fee
No cash will be collected at the door - all participants MUST register online!
(Payments will be collected online via secure card processor.)

** Please ensure your child has registered with USA Hockey for the 2020-2021 Season **


Tryout Jerseys

Due to public health concerns this season, we will not be utilizing the Valley Thunder tryout jerseys for 10U-18U tryouts. Players must bring their own practice jerseys (Both light AND dark) to tryouts. They will be issued disposable numbered bibs at check-in. Players will need to affix the bibs on both front & back of their jersey for the evaluators to see. 

Evaluations Process

Due to current restrictions, only 20 skaters will be allowed on the ice at any time. Players will be split into groups to aid with evaluating during games, and if necessary to limit number of players on the ice due to rink policies.
For some of the age divisions (10U/12U/14U), the ice sessions will be divided into 2-3 sessions/day. Each group will skate once per day. Group designations will be determined later, and should be communicated prior to, or at check-in time. 

Rink Rules

Rink restrictions and policies will be sent out prior to tryouts. It is important to register so we can update you with any new policies as we get closer to actual tryout dates. An email will be sent out to all registered participants with information prior to tryout dates. 

Curtis Menard Rules (14U - 18U)

  1. Players show up no more than 30 minutes before tryout time.

  2.  Players will enter through the east entrance one at a time for a temperature check. All temperatures need to be below 100.4.

  3. Spectators will not be allowed to enter the building.

  4. Players will check in with Chris Horacek and receive instructions on locker room assignment and bib #.

  5. On-ice coaches will direct players from check -in station and to locker rooms.

  6. When players exit ice they will have 15 minutes to  the exit out of the South exit behind the Zamboni room.

  7. A designated coach will fog the areas that players were located.

  8. All Volunteers and Players will be required to wear mask everywhere inside the facility except on the ice.

Brett Memorial Rules (10U - 12U)

  1.  Players will be allowed into the building 20 minutes before ice time and are expected to leave within 15 minutes of ending.
  2. Locker rooms are closed and players are encouraged to home-dress prior to ice-time, or dress in designated areas inside rink.
  3. Individuals with a fever within the last 72 hours or have symptoms or knowingly been in close contact with someone that has the COVID-19 virus will not be allowed to enter the facility.
  4. Individuals that have traveled outside the state within 14 days of their ice time should follow State Mandates to be tested and individuals that have tested positive will not be allowed to enter the facility.
  5. If you have a goalie we will provide a changing room for them upon request.

  6. Social distancing of 6 feet between non-household members is highly recommended.

  7. Face coverings are not required but are highly recommended in common or public areas.

  8. AVOID congregating around the rink, player's benches, seating or common areas.

  9. NO observers, except for parents or guardians. We ask that siblings not come to observe unless absolutely necessary and they will need to stay with a parent or guardian at all times while inside the facility.


2020-2021 Valley Thunder Hockey -
Tryout Registration is now open!

(Use link to register and pay online)

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Tryouts Begin!