General Manager: Chelsea Purcell
Chelsea took over General Manger in spring 2017 and relocated the team to the City of Markham. In her first season as GM, the team won it’s first Clarkson Cup Championship. She spent the two seasons prior learning from previous GM, Lori Dupuis, as Assistant General Manager. Purcell has a Kinesiology degree with a minor in Business & Entrepreneurship and completed a post graduate course in Sport & Event Marketing at George Brown College. She went on to work with the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and Sunnybrook Foundation prior to being hired as General Manager.
Purcell played 5 years at University of Saskatchewan then continued on to play one season with the Edmonton Chimos prior to them joining the CWHL. She then played 3 years for Team Alberta/Calgary Inferno before moving out to Toronto and joining the Thunder in the business side.
Equipment Manager: Brent Graham
Brent, a long time hockey player and women’s hockey enthusiast, is back for his third season with the Thunder. Many years ago Brent was the Equipment Manager for the Brampton Thunder. During the off seasons you will find him on the golf course. A true hockey player life!
Athletic Therapist: Stephanie Loy Son
Communications Manager: Maria Tassone
Maria Tassone is in her fourth season with the Thunder. She has a degree in Media Studies, and a diploma in Media Communications with a specialization in public relations. Maria has worked for the International Ice Hockey Federation as a Social Media Coordinator at the 2018 Men’s World Championship, and has worked in multiple communications roles at national non-profits in the health and advocacy sectors.
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