For those skaters who have successfully completed our Learn to Skate curriculum, our learn to play (formally thunder clinic) challenges your player to acquire, improve and sharpen the fundamental skills necessary to participate in on-ice competition. Advanced skating, as well as puck handling, passing and shooting will be covered.

Our fun training drills are aimed to develop skill, while building confidence, self-esteem, and promoting a strong sense of teamwork


2018 - 2019  Schedule

Mondays 6:50 - 7:50pm

Session 1:  9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

Session 2: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7

session 3: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4

Saturdays 8:20 - 9:20am

Session 1:  9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

session 2: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5

session 3: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2

Schedule subject to change



$250 per session


10% sibling discount

Jerseys included

Please Call (718) 948-4800





2018 - 2019 U8 Division Session 1

evaluation 9/8 8:20AM

practices Saturdays 8:20am

games Sundays 7:10aM

2018 - 2019 U13 Division Session 1

EVALUATION 9/9 12:50pm

practices Sundays 12:50pm

Games Saturdays 4:50 & 6:00pm

Exact schedules to be sent out after evaluations


$480 per player




PLEASE CALL (718) 948-4800






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8th grade through 12th grade players are eligible

Games will be on Fri 6:30, Sat 7:20 & 8:40, SUN 7:10. 

USA Hockey Insurance and full equipment is required.

Players will register with the team head coaches.



High School contacts:

Centrals: Phil Ruocco -

Eagles: Ed Blackburn -

Lions: Chris Schuler -

Pirates White: Bobby Curcio -

Vikings: John LoPresti -






The Richmond Thunder Youth Hockey organization serves the children and families of Staten Island and surrounding locale areas  through instructional and competitive youth ice hockey. We promote a fun, safe, friendly environment that fosters increased participation, improved skills, teamwork, and long-term personal and athletic development.

Richmond Thunder travel hockey is a competitive hockey league where organized teams from local ice arenas compete against one another for the chance to play for the divisional championship title. Richmond Thunder holds tryouts and selects players based on their individual skill levels and knowledge of the game. Players are then assessed and assigned to teams based on the appropriate age and skill classification, and compete against other players in and out of state.

Who can try out?  Tryouts are open to any player with appropriate playing experience. We recommend at least 1 – 2 years of in-house hockey training before trying out for a travel hockey team. Tryouts are typically held in April. Dates and locations will be posted on our website and/or available through

Travel hockey is a commitment, and requires dedication from both player and families to reach maximum potential. The Richmond Thunder Travel Program is designed for players who wish to make a serious commitment to the game of ice hockey. Making a commitment to a travel hockey team requires a substantial amount of time and dedication from both the player as well as the parent. This includes making all practices, participating in all games, making timely payments and traveling with the team to tournaments.






Q: What programs do you offer for beginner skaters?
A: The first step is our Learn To Skate Hockey program, which teaches your child how to skate and gives an introduction to skating on hockey skates. Skaters learn the fundamentals of skating (stride, turning, stopping, backwards) through weekly classes. After graduating from Learn to Skate Hockey, skaters can move on to our Hockey thunder clinic. In this program, skaters continue to work on their basic skills while also learning the fundamentals of hockey. Passing, stick handling, and shooting are introduced and practiced. This class meets twice a week.

Q: What equipment do I need to participate?
A:To participate in Learn to Skate, you will only need to supply a helmet and skates (skates can also be rented.) It is recommended that skaters wear knee pads and gloves, as they will certainly fall while learning new moves! As your skater progresses on to Thunder Clinic, you will need the following equipment: Skates, shin guards, hockey socks, jock, shoulder pads, elbow pads, pants, hockey gloves, stick, helmet with cage. A hockey jersey is provided.

Q: What is House League?
A: The House League is designed to foster a love for the game while developing basic skills. The league promotes creativity and fosters the development of basic skills by letting the kids just play the game. The House League meets once per weekend for games.Players should have some basic skill and permission from the Thunder clinic Director to enter the House League.

Q: What is Travel Hockey?
A:Travel hockey is designed for the more experienced hockey player to play at a higher level of competition. The Richmond Thunder organization offers teams from Mite to Midget levels. Players compete with and against the best players in the area during league play, non league games, and tournaments. Teams practice 2 to 3 times per week and play games on the weekends. Our teams compete in the Long Island Hockey League. After teams are picked in April, they will begin practices in August and conclude the season in March. 

Q: What are the ages for Hockey?
A:Players are grouped as follows:

Division           Age Group
Mite          8 and under
Squirt            10 and under
Peewee         12 and under
Bantam          14 and under
Midget 16      16 and under
Midget 18      18 and under
High School     players currently in high school

Q: When is checking allowed?
A: Checking is permitted at the Bantam level and above. Although contact is inevitable at the younger levels, intentional checking is not permitted until Bantam.