ABOUT the EVENT
Join the Markham Thunder of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) for an exclusive Skills Clinic on December 9th, 2018, in support of the Grindstone Award Foundation. The goal of the event is to raise funds and awareness for the Grindstone Award Foundation, a Registered Canadian Charity, with the mission to provide financial support for female hockey players in need. This is an opportunity to learn from the best and participate in a private skills session run by professional players. Afterwards, listen and learn tips and tricks during the Thunder Hotstove from players who know what it takes to compete at the highest levels.
Watch the Thunder players you’re in line to meet and skate with, compete on the ice in their game against the CWHL’s Calgary Inferno. Game ticket included in registration fee.
Space is very limited! We will only accept the first 30 players in each of 2 groups due to capacity. First come, first serve. Registration deadline is December 5th, so please register ASAP to guarantee your spot.
This event is open to Youth Girls players between the ages of 6 and 16, youth players will be grouped according to skill levels. Registration fee covers your on-ice skills clinic, a meet and greet with the Markham Thunder players, locker room tour, Thunder Hotstove Q & A and ticket to the game vs Calgary. Proceeds will be donated by the Thunder to the Grindstone Charity.
During the event, stop by our Grindstone Award Foundation table to say hi and find out more about our cause. We’ll have apparel for sale and will accept donations.
The Markham Thunder are proud to support the Grindstone Award Foundation – knowing they are a newly formed grassroots movement and one of the only charities across Canada specifically supporting female hockey. If you are interested in supporting the Grindstone Award Foundation, please reach out to us.
If you have any questions please e-mail [email protected].
ABOUT the Markham Thunder & The CWHL
Founded in 2007, the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) was created with two goals — create a place for the highest-level women’s hockey players to continue to compete and hone their skills, and to create a future for the sport of women’s hockey. The CWHL currently consists of 6 teams located in Canada, The United States and China, who all compete for the Clarkson Cup Championship.
The Markham Thunder is a professional women’s ice hockey team in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL). From 1998 through 2017, the franchise was known as the Brampton Thunder and Brampton Canadettes-Thunder. The Brampton Thunder relocated 36 km east after the 2016–17 CWHL season to Markham, Ontario. The team plays its home games at the Thornhill Community Centre, in Markham’s Thornhill neighbourhood. The rebranded Markham Thunder won the 2018 Clarkson Cup as CWHL Playoffs Champions defeating the Kunlun Red Star for the Clarkson Cup, Laura Stacey would score with 2:11 left in the 4-on-4 overtime, as Markham prevailed by a score of 2-1 for its first-ever CWHL Championship.
WEEKEND event SCHEDULE
11:30 am Registration
11:45 am Locker Room Tour
12:30 pm Puck Drop
3:45-4:00 pm Autograph Session
4:35 pm Thunder Players Arrive at Angus
4:45-7:00 pm Ice Sessions & Thunder Hotstove Q&A