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2024 JR Thunderbirds Fall Invitational Registration is Live

The 2024 JR Thunderbirds Fall Invitational will take place 9/14 and 9/15 at Olympia in West Springfield, UMass-Amherst and other Western Massachusetts rinks.  Cost is $2,300 per team. Pay by check option available in this registration form - teams must still register if they choose to pay by check.

Three game preliminaries + semis and finals per each division.

The divisions are:

  • U19
  • U18
  • U16
  • U15
  • Bantam Major (2010)
  • Bantam Minor (2011)

Teams participating will play a minimum of three games. No Gate fee! Fans are FREE! Register here

Jr. T-birds Player Openings

The Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds have the following openings:

2017 1 Skater & 1 Goalie

2016 Full

2015 1 Skater & 1 Goalie

2014 2 Skaters & 1 Goalie

2013 1 Skater & 1 Goalie

2012 Full

2011 Full

2010 2 Skaters & 1 Goalie

2009 Full

Please contact General Manager, Cory Chianciola


    Jr. Thunderbirds, 2023 USA Hockey National Champions

    Welcome to the Jr. T-Birds

    The Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds provide a competitive hockey experience for boys and girls players at all age levels. Offering structured hockey development programs, the Jr. Thunderbirds’ rosters include players from over 20 states and Canada.

    We are a Tier 1 National Bound program.  Our teams play in the highly competitive E9 and Boston Hockey Leagues; widely considered one of the top leagues in New England. 

    The Jr. Thunderbirds, formerly known as the Springfield Rifles, partnered up with the AHL's Springfield Thunderbirds on Feb. 9, 2022.

    For information on becoming a Jr. T-Bird, email us by clicking Here



    Congrats, Jr. Thunderbirds Hockey School Co-Director Matt Foley!

    Jr. Thunderbirds Hockey School Co-Director Matt Foley and his Belfast Giant teammates won the prestigious Challenge Cup trophy yesterday in Belfast defeating the Fife Flyers 8-3 in the Championship game.

    The Springfield Jr. T-Birds are one of the fastest growing youth hockey organizations in New England. This growth, based in the success of our players, was formed in the “T-Bird Way” - balancing both hockey development and competition.



    Congrats to former JR TBird Ryan Leonard! 8th overall pick in 2023 NHL Draft

    Congrats to former JR TBird Ryan Leonard! 8th overall pick by the Capitals in 2023 NHL Draft

    Congrats to Pope Francis Prep: 2022-23 MA State Champs!