9:15 AM | East Alton Ice Arena
8U Blue 1
9:15 AM | East Alton Ice Arena
8U Blue 2
9:20 AM | Mills Ice Zone
10U B2
Chesterfield Falcons 10U B2
10:15 AM | Granite City Ice Rink
10U C2
Meramec Sharks 10U C2
10:30 AM | East Alton Ice Arena
8U Blue 4
10:30 AM | East Alton Ice Arena
8U Blue 5
11:15 AM | Ford Ice Center Bellevue
12U B1
Littleton Hawks
11:30 AM | Granite City Ice Rink
14U A3
Affton 14U A3
12:45 PM | Granite City Ice Rink
14U B2
Affton 14U B2
2:00 PM | Granite City Ice Rink
12U C3
St. Louis Lady Cyclones 12U C3
3:20 PM | Wentzville Ice Arena - Blue
12U B3
St. Peters 12U B3 Danner
4:15 PM | East Alton Ice Arena
12U B2
Mid-Missouri Tigers 12U B2
6:00 PM | Ford Ice Center Bellevue
12U B1
Winchester Sachems
1 Dec

Support our Troops with H.E.R.O.E.S. Care

Twin Bridges Lightning is partnering with East Alton Ice Arena, Winterland Hockey and the St. Louis Rockets to provide care packages for soldiers serving around the globe.

Add your donations to the collection boxes at East Alton Ice Arena.

Items requested include: 



antibiotic ointment

wet wips

hand sanitizer

powdered drink mix

hard candies

microwave popcorn

Plus save the unused travel size soaps and shampoos from tournament stays to donate.

Donations will be collected through January 27th.

If your team is interested in being a bigger part of the program including raising money for shipping costs, writing letters to servicemen and servicewomen and packing care boxes, please contact Megan Beljanski at

13 Nov

Ice Zone Parking Advisory

If you have practices or games at the Ice Zone at the Mills/Power Plex please note this advisory about parking:

The Power Plex is hosting Dashers Lightshow in the parking lot at the Mills.

All the entrances to the parking lot near the rink on the St Louis Mills Blvd outer circle are closed off.

Please enter at Cabela’s and take the inner circle to the parking lot. Allow extra time in case of heavy traffic.

5 Nov

REMINDER: TJ'S Pizza Order Pick Up is Nov 16

If you sold TJ's Pizzas, pick up will be at the Elite Hockey Facility in East Alton (next to East Alton Ice Arena) on November 16, 2021.

TJ's has scheduled a 5 pm drop off time. If you are available to help unload the truck please arrive by 5pm.

The Fundraising Committee asks that everyone else arrive to pick up your orders between 545-7pm. You must pick up orders that evening. 

26 Oct

Key dates for the 2021-2022 Season 10U - 14U

10U - 14U teams have now entered Phase 3 of the Missouri Hockey Youth Division Declaration Season.  Teams may be asked to play additional games by their commissioner to determine final team placement. 

Nov. 8th - Scheduling Meetings

Nov. 19th - Regular Season Games Begin for 10U, 12U, 14U

Feb. 18th - Last Day for 10U, 12U and 14U Regular Season Games

Feb. 23th - 27th - Blue Note Playoff Games

March 5th - 6th - Blue Note Cup Championship Games

10 Oct

Annual TJ's Pizza Fundraiser

Our annual TJ's Pizza Fundraiser begins October 10 and runs through October 24.

Pick up forms at East Alton Ice Arena.

This year we will be doing cash only.

All forms are due October 24.

Pick up November 16 @ 5pm - location TBD.

Please reach out to Jenn McHatton with any questions  text 618-402-1702 or email

30 Sep

Fuel your Game - Pre-Game Nutrition

Did you know that what you eat the day before a game can impact your performance? 

It takes 24 hours for food to be digested and available for your body to use as energy for your muscles.

You don’t have to “carb load”, however carbohydrates are a key source of that energy. It’s essential that those are quality carbohydrates. Protein is also important, but shouldn’t be the biggest portion on your plate.  A side of dairy is recommended as well.

How do you time those meals, especially if you’re on the road for a 4-game weekend tournament?

Several hours before the game you’ll need to “top off” your tank. Timing depends on the athlete, but you need to give your body time to digest it. It’s okay to have a small snack an hour before game time. 

One other bit of advice, pre-game meals probably aren’t the best time to experiment with new foods. 

You can find more on Pre-Game Nutrition on our Resources page. 

Fuel you Game Resources Page

15 Sep

Fall Learn to Play Registration Now Open!

Twin Bridges Lightning is excited to introduce your child to hockey!

Our FREE Learn to Play program offers you the chance to try the sport without a major investment of time... or money. 

Here are the dates, times and location:

October 30, 2021 8 - 9 am East Alton Ice Arena

November 6, 2021 8 - 9 am East Alton Ice Arena

November 13, 2021 8 - 9 am East Alton Ice Arena

November 20, 2021 8 - 9 am East Alton Ice Arena

December 4, 2021 8 - 9 am East Alton Ice Arena

Before registering, please go to the link below for more information, including instructions for signing up with USA Hockey and to download some required documents.

Twin Bridges Lightning Learn to Play Fall 2021

Please feel free to share this information with other families in our region.  We look forward to seeing you at the rink in October!

10 Sep

TBL/Blues Hat Fundraiser

TBL is partnering with the St. Louis Blues for a hat fundraiser.

Each hat will cost $30 with a $5 per hat profit.

The hats will be available until the end of September. The link to order is below.

Twin Bridges Lightning Hat Fundraiser

If any one would like to collect individual orders and turn them into Jenn McHatton by September 27 she can turn in an individual order and that order can be for a player specific profit.

Please see the link to the form below.

Cash is due at the time the forms are turned in.

Individual Order Form

8 Sep

8U Practice Groups and Ice Times

Here are the 8u group assignments and practice times for this week/weekend.

Group 1: 9/9 at 6:15pm EA

Group 2: 9/11 at 8:00am EA

Group 3: 9/11 at 9:15am EA

Group 1: 9/11 at 10:30am EA

Group 2: 9/12 at 10:30am IZ

Group 3: 9/12 at 11:40am IZ

8U Practice Groups

2 Sep

Equipment 101: Sizing Skates

Buying skates can be a big investment. 

Getting the right skates can make a significant difference when it comes to comfort, athlete health, and performance.   

What you buy, is really up to your player's feet as this article explains:

Hockey Skate Sizing Guide

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