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Thunder (HSL) ID Skates
All 3 skates are at Castledowns Arena...
Sat, July 11th @ CDA
9:00am - 10:00am    2010
10:15am - 11:15am    2008
11:30am - 12:30pm    2007
Sun, July 12th @ CDA
9:00am - 10:00am    2010
10:15am - 11:15am    2008
11:30am - 12:30pm    2007
Tues, July 14th @ CDB
6:00pm - 7:00pm    2010
7:15pm - 8:15pm    2008
8:30pm - 9:30pm    2007


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 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 REGISTRATION FORM and we will see you on July 11, 12 & 14th at Castledowns Arena (please see times below).  

* Those families which have already paid for ID skate (pre-covid) will be credited at the registration desk upon arrival.

If you have any further questions or inquiries please contact:

Shauna Weaver

Director of Communications Can West Thunder (HSL)


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