TBL is excited to announce Tyler Elbrecht as the new Hockey Director

Dear TBL Families,

Thank you all for great participation on our End of Season Survey for the 2022-2023 Season. As a board, we have been spending time evaluating the responses and using them to help prepare for an even better 2023 - 2024 season. Much of the feedback we've received revolves around raising the overall competitiveness of the club, offering more impactful training opportunities to our players, and providing more advanced training and development to our amazing network of volunteer coaches.

To that end, we have an exciting announcement to share! We've hired Tyler Elbrecht to join the Lightning as our Hockey Director for the upcoming season. Tyler and his family are local to the area and he has grown up playing hockey in and around the Twin Bridges club. After playing youth hockey for TBL, Tyler went on to play AAA Blues as well as Division I college hockey and even wracked up an impressive 386 professional hockey games in the ECHL. After retiring from his professional hockey career, Tyler has invested significant time building his business, Elite Hockey. In addition to training many of the TBL players through camps, lessons, and off-ice training, Tyler also runs the Elite Hockey School. Tyler personally trains players ranging in age and ability from 2 years old through NHL players and even Olympians! Tyler will bring a level of hockey knowledge to the club that will be beneficial for every level of player within the Twin Bridges Lightning family. Tyler's goal for all of our children is to push our players out of their comfort zone to be not only the best players they can be for their teams but also the best people they can be for our community. Please join us in welcoming Tyler into this new role within the club!

The End of Season Survey also has helped set additional priorities for the board as we prepare for the upcoming season. Here are a few of the things that we're working on during the off-season:

Providing a better, more robust experience for our club goalies.

More advanced communication leading up to the start of the season

Pre-planned fundraising opportunities for the Fall Season

Cohesive training for our network of volunteer coaches, led by the Hockey Director

As the school year and spring hockey wind down, be on the lookout soon for Save the Dates for our upcoming summer Pre-Season Development Camps and the 2023-2024 Season Evaluation timelines.

Amy Taul, TBL President