Cats Camp a Success; Coaching Staff Looks Forward to Preseason

Players were put through their paces with skill drills, a bit of conditioning, and multiple games as nine returning players joined seven newly acquired and 14 hopefuls for a high-intensity, show-me-what-you-got weekend at the John Bucyk Arena. It was a smaller camp with an emphasis on chemistry right from the get-go, something Head Coach & […]

Thunder Cats Bring Back Former Bench Boss in Coaching Change

The Thunder Cats are pleased to announce the return of Brad Tobin as Head Coach and General Manager for the upcoming season. This hiring comes on the heels of Brandon Switzer’s departure for an assistant coaching gig with the AJHL’s Spruce Grove Saints. The Thunder Cats would like to thank Brandon Switzer for all the […]

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 […]

‘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’ […]