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Monday, 04 August 2014 13:05

WTC APPOINTS GM

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The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada (NBHAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Cindy Horton to the position of General Manager for our Women’s Team Canada (WTC) program which will look to defend their championship in Pittsburgh in 2015.

Cindy has a passion for our sport and enjoys working with the players who have the drive, desire and determination needed to succeed within the team.  Over the past 30 years, she has worked with so many players from novice within the City of Toronto Street Buds program through her years as a player and coach with the Toronto Women’s league and to the national team coaching in 2013 at the World Championships.   She prides herself on player development and looks forward to working with the coaching staff and players working on strength & speed and assisting with the mental part of the game.

Cindy has been involved with all aspects of the women’s game as a player since 1986 winning numerous provincial and national championships, but her greatest strengths are with working with others be grow the sport having been awarded the Centennial College Hockey Millenium Award in 2013 and inducted into the Ontario College Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2013.  She was the President of the Toronto Women`s Ball Hockey Association from 2008-2010 and Vice President from 2012-2013.

Off the floor and into management, she coached the U18 Girls team at the Ontario Summer Games, has led her team Ontario Macs to five Master`s Provincial Championships and was the Head Coach of the 2013 World Ball Hockey Federation Champions.

After having played at the highest levels of women’s ball hockey for over 20 years Cindy is highly regarded within her community and is heavily involved in athletics where she spearheaded the Street Buds program within the City of Toronto running skills clinics and camps year-round.

Cindy has many achievements within the sport highlighted by these, Canadian Devils - Silver Medalist World Ball Hockey Championships (Pittsburgh-2005), Canadian Devils - Silver Medalist World Ball Hockey Championships (Slovakia-2006), Top Scorer World Ball Hockey Championships (Slovakia-2006), Assistant Coach Team Canada – Gold Medalist World Ball Hockey Championships (Germany-2007)

Horton commented, “this is a wonderful opportunity to continue working with the great staff and players within the NBHAC.  I have worked with many different individuals towards a common goal and this will be no different.  We will have a camp in September to put together the best players and attempt to defend our gold.``

NBHAC President Steve Rumsey stated, “I have had the pleasure of knowing Cindy for over 20 years and have seen the success she has had with every team and program she works within and has an incredible passion for putting the players first to achieve the team goals.``

Horton stated, “there is always a honor to wearing the Canadian leaf``

The NBHAC is proud to have a proven winner and leader leading the Women’s Team Canada program to defend gold in Pittsburgh in 2015.

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