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A Message From The Club

Throughout the 2021-2022 season and beyond, Union Thunder is committed to maintaining the health, safety, and well-being of our players and families, first and foremost. Although this season has been unique in many ways, we will continue to support the individual growth, on and off the ice, of each and every participant in our program – the same way that we have since 2011. As always, our goal is to provide an outstanding educational and athletic environment for players to learn, grow, and have fun playing the sport they love.

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Thunder Announcement!

Long time Union Thunder Coach, Spencer Truesdell, will take on the role of Director of Hockey for the 2022-23 Season! Congrats Coach Spencer!


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Scholarship Program

JANET JANUSZEWSKI SCHOLARSHIP

Learn more about our scholarship program for students in the Thunder community


Union Thunder is Proud to Announce Union Thunder Junior Hockey for the 2022-2023 Season! Click image above to visit our website for more information!


Union Thunder 2023-2024

Union Thunder 2023-2024 Tryout Registration is Now Available!

See below for registration link, team details, and tryout schedule

Please Plan to Attend All Listed Tryout Sessions for Your Player's Level



2023-2024 Union Thunder Mites (U8)

Union Thunder Mite Teams (birth years 2015 and younger):

NJYHL Mites will practice twice a week with 1-2 games on the weekend and 1-2 tournaments.  Mites play half-ice only.

Mite Tryout Schedule:

Monday March 20th - 4:50PM

                              Wednesday March 22nd - 4:50PM

2023-2024 Union Thunder Squirts (U10)

Union Thunder Squirt Teams (birth years 2013 & 2014):

1 Non-League Limited Travel - This team will practice twice a week and have 1-2 games on the weekend. This non-league limited travel team will focus on development and play teams similar to their skill level. 

4 NJYHL Travel Teams - These teams will practice twice a week and have 1-2 games on the weekend. These teams also include 2 tournaments. 

Squirt Tryout Schedule:

Monday March 20th - 6:00PM

Tuesday March 21st - 4:50PM

Wednesday March 22nd - 6:00PM

2023-2024 Union Thunder PeeWees (U12)

Union Thunder PeeWee Teams (birth years 2011 & 2012):

1 Non-League Limited Travel - This team will practice twice a week and have 1-2 games on the weekend. This non-league limited travel team will focus on development and play teams similar to their skill level. 

5 NJYHL Travel Teams - These teams will practice 2-3 times a week and have 1-2 games on the weekend. These teams also include 2 tournaments. 

PeeWee Tryout Schedule:

Monday March 20th -  7:10 (2012 birth year)

8:20 (2011 birth year)

Tuesday March 21st - 6:00PM (2012 & 2011)

Wednesday March 22nd - 7:10 (2012 & 2011)

2023-2024 Union Thunder Bantams (U14)

**Registration for the Bantams will open as soon as tryout dates are finalized

Union Thunder Bantam Teams (birth years 2009 & 2010):

1 Non-League Limited Travel - This team will practice twice a week and have 1-2 games on the weekend. This non-league limited travel team will focus on development and play teams similar to their skill level. 

4 NJYHL Travel Teams - These teams will practice 2-3 times a week and have 1-2 games on the weekend. These teams also include 2-4 tournaments depending on team level. 

Bantam Tryout Schedule: DATES TBD 

April TBD:  4:50-5:50 (2010 birth year)

6:00-7:00 (2009 birth year)

April TBD: 4:50-5:50 (2010 birth year)

6:00-7:00 (2009 birth year)

April TBD: 7:10-8:10 (2009 & 2010 birth years)

2023-2024 Union Thunder (U16)

**Registration for the U16s will open as soon as tryout dates are finalized

Union Thunder U16 Teams (birth years 2007 & 2008):

3 NJYHL Travel Short Season Teams - These teams will practice 2 times a week in September & October. These practices are typically at 3:40PM (after school) with a Dry Land Training Session immediately after (depending on Covid Restrictions). 

Short Season NJYHL teams typically play 2-3 games each weekend to fit their Game Schedule into a short time frame. These teams also may include 1-3 Tournaments/Showcases or Additional Membership in Alternate Leagues depending on the Level of the Team. 

All U16 Short Season Teams participate in our 4-Week August Training Camp and may play Games (League and/or Non-League) throughout the Month of August. 

U16 Tryout Schedule: DATES TBD

April TBD: 7:10-8:10 (U16 Last Name A-L)

8:20-9:20 (U16 Last Name M-Z)

April TBD: 7:10-8:10 (Standby for Day 2 Rosters)

8:20-9:20 (Stand by for Day 2 Rosters)

April TBD: 8:20-9:20 (Supplemental Tryouts)

2023-2024 Union Thunder (U18)

**Registration for the U18s will open as soon as tryout dates are finalized

Union Thunder U18 Team (birth years 2005 & 2006):

1-2 NJYHL Travel Short Season Teams - These team will practice 2 times a week in September & October. These practices are typically at 3:40PM (after school) with a Dry Land Training Session immediately after (depending on Covid Restrictions). 

This U18 Short Season NJYHL team typically plays 2-3 games each weekend to fit their Game Schedule into a short time frame. U18 also may include 1-3 Tournaments/Showcases or Additional Membership in Alternate Leagues depending on the Level of the Team. 

This U18 Short Season Team will participate in our 4-Week August Training Camp and may play Games (League and/or Non-League) throughout the Month of August. 

 

U18 Tryout Schedule: DATES TBD

April TBD: 9:30-10:30

April TBD: 9:30-10:20

April TBD: 8:20-9:20 (Supplemental Tryouts)

2023-2024 Union Thunder (U14 Girls)

**Registration for the U14 Girls will open as soon as tryout dates are finalized

Union Thunder U14 Girls Team (birth years 2009 & 2010): 

 

U14 Tryout Schedule: DATES TBD

Friday April TBD: 6:00-7:00


Making An Impact

A huge congrats to our very own Matt Anderson on winning the New York Rangers Emile Francis Award for the 2018-2019 season! This award recognizes those who exemplify selfless community outreach, integrity, and passion for the growth of youth hockey. We would like to thank the New York Rangers Alumni Association for providing a generous $5,000 grant to our club! All of the funds will be donated to the Union Thunder Family Foundation to facilitate our continued community outreach.


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