Under the direction of the USPHL Twin City Thunder (NCDC and Premier) junior hockey program, the Twin City Gladiators were founded in 2020 to give Maine youth hockey players an opportunity to play and learn at a highly competitive level without having to leave their home state to join a team. The first Tier 1/AAA youth program of its kind in Maine, the Twin City Gladiators focus on individual and team hockey development with a goal of building outstanding players, and outstanding citizens beyond hockey.