Policies & Procedures of the Vancouver Thunderbird Minor Hockey Association

To view our policies and procedures manual please click on the links below.

P-1 Information about Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey

P-2 General Operating Procedures Policy 

P-3 Registration Policy

P-4 Fee Schedule

P-5 Jerseys & Equipment Supplied by the Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey Policy

P-6 Special Skill Development Programs

P-7 Extra-Association Activities

P-8 Rep Hockey Policy 

P-9 Rep Selection Policy - **Updated July 2017**  

P-10 Coach Selection Policy

P-11 Player Movement Policy

P-12 Coach Duties and Responsibilities Policy

P-13 Participation in Tournaments

P-14 Codes of Conduct


P-16 Harassment and Abuse Policy

P-17 Discipline Policy 

P-18 Dispute Resolution Policy

P-19 Recreational Team Selection Policy

P-20 Dale Cheney Memorial Fund Policy

Further information on our policies and procedures as well as general information can be found below as follows:

Team Officials/Communication & Locker Room Policy




PLAYER MOVEMENT - Except as described in the Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey Player Movement Policy, the deadline for requests for players to play up or down a division (player movement) is January 31 of the season prior to season in which the player wishes to play up or down.  Applications should be submitted on or before this date to both the Administrator (tbirdhockey@vancouvertbirds.ca) and to the Director of the division from which the player is requesting the move.  Please see the Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey Player Movement Policy for more information. Please direct any questions and copies of your requests to the Director overseeing the division from which you are requesting the move:




Please note that in addition to the considerations outlined in the Player Movement Policy, the availability of space in Hockey 2 to Hockey 4 and Recreational may be a factor in granting player movement.


HOUSE BALANCING: Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association (PCAHA) has set the deadline for team balancing to December 1st.   The cooperation of all players, parents and coaches is required to ensure that the task can be completed as quickly and fairly as possible. For this very reason the DRAFT policy for all divisions from Hockey 3 and above was recently revised by the Board and will be STRICTLY adhered to.
Please Note: We do our best to accommodate soccer at the Hockey 1, 2, 3 & 4 divisions. However, because of the large number of House teams at each division and the ice constraints that we are faced with it is NOT possible to arrange our teams around soccer for the Atom aged and above players.

EQUAL ICE TIME:  PCAHA demands that all players regardless of playing ability receive equal ice time. This rule is strictly adhered to at House. The policy for Rep teams is applied more generally on a seasonal basis rather than game-by-game.

ZERO TOLERANCE: Our Association has a zero tolerance policy regarding Harassment and Abuse. Signed Codes of Conduct are required of ALL our coaches, players and parents. If you require more information please contact our Risk Manager/ Harassment & Abuse Officer.

EQUIPMENT:  Any Association hockey equipment that is intentionally damaged in any way will be billed to that player. Name bars and letters that are not removed without damage to the jerseys will result in forfeiture of the jersey deposit.



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