Thunder add Candice Moxley to coaching staff

Candice Moxley has been appointed assistant coach of the Markham Thunder, joining head coach Jim Jackson, and assistant coach Kevin Stone. 

“Candice is a great addition to the Markham Thunder organization and the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, as she brings a strong hockey background of coaching and teaching at all levels to the CWHL. We are very fortunate to have candice join our coaching staff.  Welcome aboard!”

– Jim Jackson, head coach

“Candice will be a great assest to our staff. She used to be on staff with a great friend of mine and he raves about her knowledge of the game. Thunder Nation is lucky to have her.”

– Kevin Stone, assistant coach

Moxley  served as the Head Coach for Buffalo State Women’s Division III hockey team for the past four seasons.  Moxley led the Bengals to the ECAC West playoffs for the first time in six years during her first season behind the bench, and was named ECAC West Coach of the Year in 2015.  Under Moxley, the Buffalo State Bengals won a program-best 35 games in the past two seasons (35-16-2) and has made four-consecutive postseason appearances, including earning its first-ever postseason victory last season. 

She has also worked as a video coach with Hockey Canada’s women’s development team from 2013-2015.   Prior to Buffalo State, Moxley spent two seasons as an assistant coach at The Ohio State University and two years as an assistant at Robert Morris University, both are NCAA division I programs.

A native of Markham, Ontario, Moxley was a four-year player at Division I Niagara from 2001-05 and played Women’s professional hockey for 3 years in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL).  Moxley has also been a member of Canadian Women’s Inline team and Canadian Women’s Ball Hockey team competing internationally at world’s tournaments.