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Union Thunder Youth Hockey strives to provide an outstanding educational and athletic environment for players to learn, grow, and have fun playing the sport they love. We are a family-based hockey community who, above all else, always supports the individual growth, on and off the ice, of each and every participant in our program. 
 
Union Thunder players learn life lessons that have value far beyond the ice rink. They will develop lifelong friendships and create memories that will keep them involved in this sport long after they are done playing. 


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Union Thunder 2024-2025

Union Thunder 2024-2025 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


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2024-2025 Union Thunder Mites (U8)

Union Thunder Mite Teams (birth years 2016 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:

Tuesday March 26th: 4:30PM-5:30PM

                              Wednesday March 27th: - 4:50PM-5:50PM

Thursday March 28th: 4:50PM-5:50PM

2024-2025 Union Thunder Squirts (U10)

Union Thunder Squirt Teams (birth years 2014 & 2015):

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:

Tuesday March 26th: 5:40PM-6:50PM

Wednesday March 27th (2015s): 6:00PM-7:00PM

 (2014s): 7:10PM-8:10PM

Thursday March 28th: 6:00PM-7:00PM 

2024-2025 Union Thunder PeeWees (U12)

Union Thunder PeeWee Teams (birth years 2012 & 2013):

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:

Tuesday March 26th (2013s): 7:00PM-8:10PM

(2012s): 8:20PM-9:20PM

Wednesday March 27th: 8:20PM-9:20PM

Thursday March 28th: 7:10PM-8:10PM

2024-2025 Union Thunder (U10/U12 Girls)

Union Thunder Girls U10 & U12

 

 Tryout Schedule:

Sunday March 24th: 11AM-12:20PM

Monday March 25th: 6:00PM-7:00PM

2024-2025 Union Thunder (U14) Girls

Union Thunder U14 Girls Team (birth years 2010 & 2011):

U14 Girls Tryout Schedule: 

Monday April 15th: 3:40PM-4:40PM

Tuesday April 16th: 7:10PM-8:10PM

Wednesday April 17th: 7:10PM-8:10PM 

2024-2025 Union Thunder Bantams (U14)

Union Thunder Bantam Teams (birth years 2010 & 2011):

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 2-4 tournaments depending on team level. 

Bantam Tryout Schedule: 

Monday April 15th (2011s): 4:50PM-5:50PM

(2010s): 6:00PM-7:00PM

Tuesday April 16th (2011s): 4:50PM-5:50PM

(2010s): 6:00PM-7:00PM

Wednesday April 17th: 6:00PM-7:00PM 

2024-2025 Union Thunder (U16)

Union Thunder U16 Teams (birth years 2008 & 2009):

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:

Monday April 15th (Last Names A-L): 7:10PM-8:10PM

(Last Names M-Z): 8:20PM-9:20PM

Tuesday April 16th: 8:20PM-9:20PM

Wednesday April 17th: 8:20pm-9:20PM

2024-2025 Union Thunder (U18)

Union Thunder U18 Team (birth years 2006 & 2007):

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: 

Monday April 15th: 9:30PM-10:30PM

Tuesday April 16th: 9:30PM-10:30PM

Wednesday April 17th: 8:20PM-9:20PM


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.


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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