Cats Dash into offseason with new Hockey Ops member

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats are excited to announce the hiring of Bryson Traptow as Director of Personnel and Head Scout. Coming from the Dash Training facility in Calgary, AB, Traptow has multiple years of experience in assessing, analyzing, and developing hockey players. He will continue his work for Dash Training in Calgary while keeping […]

Brandon Switzer Named Head Coach and General Manager

Creston. B.C. – Creston Valley Thunder Cats announced that Brandon Switzer has been named the General Manager and Head Coach for the upcoming season. Switzer spent the last season as the Assistant General Manager and Associate Coach to Bill Rotheisler. This announcement comes after the Thunder Cats and Rotheisler parted ways after two seasons. Thunder […]

Veteran Daniel Graber Added to Roster Prior to KIJHL Playoffs

The Thunder Cats sign 2001-born defenseman Daniel Graber ahead of the final roster deadline.  January 10th was the KIJHL trade deadline; however, free agents were still available to sign until February 10th at 5:00 PM. Graber had previously been with the Kimberely Dynamiters where he was moved from earlier in this year; however, due to […]

Playoff News: Thunder Cats Clinch, Move to Neil Murdoch Division for Round 1

The Thunder Cats will be heading over to the Neil Murdoch division for the 2022 Teck Cup playoffs to face the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the first round. This change comes after the league made the decision to modify its initial plan for the Neil Murdoch wildcard spot after looking at the toll it would […]

‘Cats add Stevens and Anderson at Roster Deadline

For a full recap of deadline day transactions follow “Above the Ice”, an unofficial blog of the Thunder Cats.  Click Here! Recap of Deadline Week Transactions (includes immediate roster impact only): IN OUT G – Liam Stevens (SJHL/MJHL) G – Tanner Johnson (Comox Valley, VIJHL) F – Blake Anderson (USPHL) D – Carter Berg (Grande […]

‘Cats Acquire Luke Chakrabarti, Tanner Johnson and Stavros Koutsantonis

The Thunder Cats, prior to their final weekend before Christmas break, made a sequence of transactions. Notably, local product Vin Jackson and Tyler Badger were moved out, and multiple assets moved in. The most recent trade sending 2002 born player Tyler Badger to his hometown of Osoyoos, BC while acquiring Luke Chakrabarti (’03) and Tanner […]

Thunder Cats Send Three to Junior A

Jaden Little. Evan Gartner. Harmon Laser-Hume. What do those names have in common? If you said they all spent some time in between the pipes at the Johnny Bucyk Arena, you’d be correct.  But that’s only half the story. All three goalies have also played their way into Jr. A after spending time in the Cats’ […]

Thunder Cats Sign Landon Hedges, Make More Moves

The Thunder Cats continue to add from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League as well as keeping the Northern Alberta connection alive. Hedges, who has played with multiple players on the ‘Cats roster was originally contacted by the Thunder Cats in the spring and identified as one of the off-season’s top targets. His skill and work […]

SJHL Veteran Colby Bechthold Joins Thunder Cats

The already deep Thunder Cats blue line continues to evolve with the addition of 2002 born defenseman Colby Bechthold from Boyle, AB.  Colby spent this season and last with the Weyburn Red Wings of the SJHL and prior to that played U18 AAA with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers of the Alberta Midget Hockey League.  The […]