Can West Thunder Now Accepting Player Applications for 2020/2021 Season

Can West Thunder hopes that everyone is staying safe and healthy as we navigate our new normal. We recognize that we are surrounded by uncertainty when it comes to approval to hit the ice again, but just know that Can West is eagerly awaiting the 2020-2021 HSL hockey season and can’t wait to get started.  Since we are unsure when and how our ID skates will work, we would like to begin accepting player applications for the upcoming 2020-2021 HSL season.

The Can West HSL program is designed for competitive hockey players who have the desire and ability to play at a high level of competition and are willing to invest a reasonable amount of time training, on and off the ice. The emphasis is on improvement of all basic skills, plus tactical and psychological preparation.

The objectives of Can West Hockey are:

  • Achieve a degree of excellence, according to the player’s interest and potential
  • Provide an opportunity for achievement in an enjoyable and self-fulfilling environment
  • Provide an opportunity to progress to a higher level of competition
  • Stimulate development both from an individual and overall sport point of view.
  • Meet team goals set by team officials.

For the upcoming 2020/2021 Winter season, Can West Thunder will be offering the following teams: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 birth years.

The Can West Thunder Development Program for the 19/20 season consisted of:

  • 75+ Hours of On Ice Instruction including...
    • 20 hours with St. Albert Hockey Fit (Justin Suda: individual skill development, passing & shooting, power skating) &
    • Defensive Edge (Ian Barteaux)
    • 15-20 hours of individual goalie training with Vimy Hockey instructor (Blair Faulkner) & SOS Hockey (Mario Haase).
  • 48-60 Hours of Off Ice Training & Team Building...
    • dryland training at the Can West training facility (No Limits Training)
    • strength & conditioning training (aerobic and anaerobic)
    • acceleration and speed training
    • off ice individual skills training (shooting, stick handling)
    • intro to sport psychology/nutrition
  • 38-42 Games
    • 8 regular season showcases = 32 games
    • 1 playoff showcase = 4 games
    • 2-6 exhibition games
    • * all games are 55 minute stop time games (1st period: 15 minute, 2nd period: 20 minute, 3rd period: 20 minute)
  • community service and volunteering
    • Guest speakers and motivators

If you are interested in playing for the Can West Thunder this hockey season please fill out the following application/registration form and we will contact you as soon as more information becomes available to us regarding ID skates for the upcoming 2020/2021 HSL winter hockey season. If you have any further questions or inquiries please contact:


Shauna Weaver

Director of Communications Can West Thunder (HSL)


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