Welcome to Newcastle, Australia, home to goaltender Callan Rickford, part of the Distant Thunder. His tale is just one of many we're sharing in an effort to rally fans from around the world to share their stories about how and why they became members of the Lightning Tribe. Share your story using #DistantThunder.

Distant Thunder | Australia

Distant Thunder | Japan

Koichi and Kenichi are a part of the Distant Thunder located in Isumi City, Japan

Distant Thunder | Eva

Eva is a proud member of Bolts Nation all the way from Bali, Indonesia.

Distant Thunder | David

David Durham is a die-hard Tampa Bay Lightning fan living in Scotland. He is the Distant Thunder

Distant Thunder | Colombia

The Lightning Hockey Club of Bogotá, Colombia is the Distant Thunder.

Distant Thunder | Fabio

Fabio represents Bolts Nation all the way from Italy

Distant Thunder | Callum

Callum represents Bolts Nation all the way from New Zealand


Lightning Community Heroes

Since 2011, the Lightning have honored a Community Hero at every game and presented that hero with a check for $50,000 to donate to a non-profit charity of their choice.