NAPHL: Thunder AAA Hockey Club

Midget Major (U18) - USHL Showcase

Hosted in Duluth, GA


A Midget Major Showcase in Partnership with the USHL is planned for Feb 4-6, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. This is a prestigious event and the home schedule cornerstone for the inaugural Thunder Midget Major season. Additional information will be available soon.

A Midget Major Showcase in Partnership with the USHL is planned for Feb 4-6, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. This is a prestegious event and the home schedule cornestone for the inaugral Thunder Midget Major season. Additional information will be available soon

Thunder Hockey Alumni

Vinny Saponari

  • NCAA DI Boston University, First Thunder Alum Drafted to NHL, 4th Round, Atlanta Thrashers

Bjorn Krupp

  • OHL Belleville Bulls, First Thunder Alum to sign NHL Contract, Minnesota Wild

Nic Dowd

  • USHL Indiana Ice, Drafted by NHL L.A. Kings, Committed to NCAA DI St. Cloud State

Brice Geoffrion

  • NAHL MotorCity Metal Jackets, Committed to NCAA DI UAH

Jay Williams

  • Drafted 2nd Overall USHL Waterloo Blackhawks and 4th round to OHL Saginaw Spirit
  • Committed to NCAA DI to University Miami-OH

Jan Kaminsky

  • OHL Belleville Bulls

Daniel Broussard

  • OHL Sarnia Sting

Joel Kern

  • BCHL Cowichan Valley Capitals

Teemu Tiitinen

  • Finland U18 National Team

Overview of Thunder AAA Hockey

The Thunder AAA Hockey Association, established in 2001, provides the best young ice hockey players in the Southeast area the opportunity to compete at the highest competitive level.


About Thunder Hockey

· Since 2003, Thunder Hockey has maintained its not-for-profit status pursuant to the guidelines and directives required of not-for-profit corporations under IRS Regulations Section 501(c)3.

· Today, Thunder Hockey remains true to its original goal - to challenge student/athletes with the highest level of competition, expose them to professional coaching, and provide them with opportunities to showcase their skills.

· Thunder Hockey ultimately measures its success based on the number of student/athletes from the program that advance beyond the Thunder Hockey program. Thunder Hockey strives to put student/athletes on the path to "non-pay to play" leagues and teams such as the NCAA, USHL, NAHL, or OHL. There are many opportunities at the "next level", but the right opportunity is the one that matches the academic, athletic and personal development goals of each individual student/athlete.


Mission Statement

· Provide student/athletes, in the Southeast Region, with the opportunity to compete at the highest level of amateur hockey available under the USA Hockey structure.
· Provide an elite quality coaching staff specializing in high performance training for intense competition, where players will have the opportunity to fully develop their athletic and team skills.
· Provide Thunder athletes with an opportunity to achieve their academic and athletic goals throughout high school and college.
· Hold Thunder hockey players academically accountable and to provide a forum where all players can further their leadership and citizenship skills.
· Conduct operations with a level of fiscal responsibility, which will ensure the viability of the organization for the future.

2010-2011 Teams

99 Peewee Minor
98 Peewee Major
97 Bantam Minor
96 Bantam Major
U16 Midget Minor American
U16 Midget Minor National
U18 Midget Major


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Thunder Midget AAA Major

Player Roster

Player Stats

Team Stats