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The Twin City Thunder

The Twin City Thunder organization is a staple within the USPHL NCDC as players from all over the world have come to play in order to enhance their abilities, and to be a part of winning culture. Here at the Thunder program we look forward to providing all of our players with an unmatched experience that will yield true player development and advancement. In order to ensure an unmatched experience, the Thunder program is pleased to say that we have left no stone unturned when it comes providing our player with a highly qualified coaching staff, high level game schedule to ensure exposure, top notch amenities, much more. Please see below to learn more about what the Thunder program has to offer our players and their families.

Day In The Life Of A Twin City Thunder Player

The Twin City Thunder organization is proud to have a structured daily plan for each of our athlete's to ensure that our players have the opportunity to be successful on the ice, in the gym, and in life. To the right on this page, you will see an example of one of our team's daily schedules. Please note that this is for example purposes only, not our actual team schedule etc...


10:00 am

10:30 - 11:30am

12:0 - 1:30pm

2:00 - 3:00pm




Team Workout

Team on Ice Practice

Team Video


Player Development Model

Here at the Twin City Thunder organization, on ice and off ice training is the backbone to our players success. The Thunder daily training schedule consists of on ice team practice, a gym session with our strength coaches, a video session with our video coach and coaching staff, and on set specific days each week mixed martial arts and boxing training with our coaching staff. In total each player will receive over 300+ hours of instruction in the following areas: on ice training, off ice training, video review and analysis training, mental toughness and DISC assessment training, and most importantly development in becoming a successful young man.

Game Schedule

The Thunder are excited to announce that we will be playing the most competitive schedules in the NCDC in the eastern conference. Here at the Thunder organization our objective is to ensure that every time we play a game, our players have the opportunity to be watched by a coach or scout from the next level whether that be Tier I junior or NCAA.  In order to achieve our objective, we will be playing 60+ regular season games which includes at least three showcases and will be looking to a long post season with a playoff run to to the national championship.

Health, Wellness, and Mentorship

At the Twin City Thunder program we are truly invested in knowing who our players are, and how they learn, both as people as well as hockey players. In effort to help our players improve both physically and mentally, The Twin City Thunder program has invested heavily into bringing together industry leaders to help our players get the most out of their bodies and minds. As a result, all players will partake in a DISC personality assessment as well as receive mental performance training by industry leader, Gordon MacFarlane. Coach MacFarlane is a certified human behavior specialist, NHL mental performance coach, international best-selling author, and former professional hockey player. Coach MacFarlane will work with our players throughout the season by using the results of each player's DISC assessment and couple it with industry leading mental training. In doing so, Coach MacFarlane will teach our players how to break down mental barriers so that our players can reach their maximum potential, while also providing our players with the tools to overcome adversity to develop strong mental toughness. Additionally, Coach MacFarlane will be able to provide our coaching staff with key insights on how each player learns and needs be coached; thus allowing our coaching staff to have the ability to help each player maximize their development both in the game of hockey and in life.

In addition to the mental training from Coach MacFarlane, the Twin City Thunder program understands the importance of physical recovery, and therefore, is proud to have a certified physical therapy partner that our players will have access to. Ou certified physical therapy partner will aid our players in the following areas: administering injury prevention, evaluating injuries, injury recovery and treatment, and post injury recovery therapy. Aside from physical recovery, the Twin City Thunder program takes brain related injuries very seriously, thus the Twin City Thunder program, is proud to be partnered with Concussion Free Zone. Concussion Free Zone is an industry leader in concussion baselining and return to play protocol backed by the Neurological Performance Group, an elite team  who specialize in treating brain related injuries sustained in sports. Concussion Free Zone also comes with $25,000 worth of insurance coverage for concussion related treatment.

Our Facility & Amenities

The Twin City Thunder Program, in partnership with the Norway Savings Bank Arena, Prosper Athlete, and so many more have set out to create an elite hockey player development model and destination of choice. The Twin City Thunder program is a place where elite level hockey players can receive industry leading performance training and more under one roof. Thus, the Twin City Thunder program believes that our facility and amenities rival that of any in the NCDC.

  • 58,000 Square Foot Facility

  • 1,200 Seating Capcity

  • Prosper Athlete - gym & recovery center

  • Dedicated video room & goalie simulation

  • Dedicated locker rooms

  • Dedicated player lounge

  • Dedicated trainers room

  • Proshop

  • Full service restaurant

  • And more is coming soon

Host Family Program

The Twin City Thunder program believes that those players that are not native to Auburn, ME area should be placed in a family friendly home environment that allows our players to fully immerse  themselves into the local community. Thus, the Twin City Thunder program is proud to say that we have a robust billet program filled with the best families in our area that are extremely welcoming and willing to provide an incredible experiences for all of our out of town players!