Liz Knox is an All-Star who has captivated the love and respect of her teammates and fans. With her unwavering commitment to the Thunder and passion to grow the game, it’s no wonder why she has been voted as an All-Star Captain this year.
Growing up close to Thunder Nation in Stouffville, Ontario, Knox played minor hockey before going on to play for Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. During her time at WLU she became the first player in the history of the Golden Hawks women’s program to win the CIS Player of the Year and was inducted into the WLU Golden Hawks Hall of Fame. Knox also represented Team Canada at the 2011 Winter Universiade in Turkey and in the 2011 IIHF 12 Nations Tournament in Finland.
Knox is now a veteran with the Thunder, playing in her 7th year after being drafted 18th overall in 2011. She is also the co-chair of the CWHLPA, with 40 wins, has won the most games in Thunder History and is a reigning Clarkson Cup Champion.
Thunder nation rallied around Knox and created a social media campaign using #knoxyforcaptain. Daily, her teammates would encourage fans to vote for her using the hashtag with their own graphics and anecdotes. The Thunder social media even changed their name during the vote to #knoxyforcaptain. With her teammates and fandom behind her, Knox became this year’s All-Star Captain.
You can catch Knox and her All-Star team on January 20th at Scotiabank Arena.
For more information and where to purchase tickets visit www.thecwhl.com/allstar2019