The Markham Thunder are excited to announce Chelsea Purcell as General Manager for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
Chelsea was the Thunder’s assistant general manager in 2016-17, working alongside GM Lori Dupuis, and has been involved with the team the past two seasons. Chelsea played a pivotal role in the rebranding and relocation of the Thunder to Markham.
Prior to living in the GTA, Chelsea played five years at the University of Saskatchewan where she captained the team for three years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and a minor in Business. She continued on to play in the WWHL with the Edmonton Chimos, which then joined the CWHL the following year. Purcell played three seasons in the CWHL, one year as the captain for Team Alberta and then another two with the Calgary Inferno. Once retired from the CWHL, Purcell played two seasons with Kazakhstan prior to moving into the assistant general manager role.
Chelsea brings a wealth of knowledge in event planning, marketing and outreach from her experience at the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and Sunnybrook Foundation. Chelsea received her post-secondary degree in Sport & Event Marketing at George Brown College.