The Toronto Maple Leafs have teamed up with Citizen to recognize a member of our community for their outstanding achievements.
A native of North York, Ontario, Geraldine has lived her passion for hockey and giving back to the community her whole life. She was a former Team Canada Women's Olympian and a 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee. After a successful hockey career, she has spent the last 8 years coaching various minor hockey teams and recently competed in the Maple Leafs PlayStation Platinum Cup as coach of the Atom AAA Hamilton Junior Bulldogs. She is also an advocate of women in sports and runs various skills camps across Hamilton for young girls.
From East York, Ontario, Tom McDonell has over 35 years of experience in making a difference through coaching and creating exceptional development opportunities at all levels of hockey. Tom strives to build a better future for today's youth through organized athletic programs such as the CNIB Ice Owls, the East York Bulldogs through the East York Minor Hockey Association, the Don Mills Flyers AAA Hockey Club and East York Collegiate High School Hockey team. In addition, Tom has been a primary contributor to the Maple Leafs hockey development programs and Leafs Hockey School, which teaches and inspires children through the sport of hockey.
Blaine Felix holds an Honours B.A. from York University in Communications and Sociology and has worked with the City of Toronto for over 18 years. He is a leader in our community and has been instrumental in the Maple Leafs' Hockey in The Neighbourhood program for the last 8 years. With Blaine's help, Hockey in the Neighbourhood has provided hundreds of boys and girls with a unique opportunity to experience the game of Hockey in Toronto.