Team Staff

General Manager: Chelsea Purcell

Chelsea took over General Manger this spring and relocated the team to the City of Markham. She spent the last two seasons learning from previous GM, Lori Dupuis, as Assistant General Manager. Purcell has a Kinesiology degree with a minor in Business 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 second 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: Jess Pemberton

Jessica has been a Certified Athletic Therapist since 2014 and a Registered Massage Therapist since 2017. She has worked with a variety of sports and levels of athletes. She currently practices in Hamilton and Toronto, as well as enjoys working with the Thunder for another season!

Communications Manager: Maria Tassone 

Maria Tassone is in her third season with the Thunder. She has a degree in Media Studies, and a diploma in Media Communications with a specialization in public relations. Tassone currently works for a national advocacy non-profit, and previously worked for a national health charity.