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Board of Directors


Thunder Executive

President and Govenor
Leighton B.U. Grey, Q.C.
Cell Number: 780.815.1900
Bus. Number: 1.877.594.0299 

Player Consultant
Grant Fuhr


Secretary Treasurer
Cindy Waronek
PH 780.621.9694


Board Member
Jeff Waronek




Board Member
Kevin Young

“It takes a community to develop a winning hockey culture”

—Monte Waronek (2020)

My first duty as the incoming President of the Drayton Valley Thunder is to dedicate this season to the memory of my predecessor, the late Monte Waronek.  Monte was an extraordinarily inspirational person who passed away suddenly on 27 July 2021.  He left behind big shoes to fill, but also a great Thunder legacy for us to cherish and grow. 

As I got to know Drayton Valley and its people over the past few months, I have come to recognize many of Monte’s best traits in our fans and supporters:  hard working, honest, intelligent, friendly, caring, and most of all, imbued with community spirit and pride.

Monte’s vision was to bring the AJHL Championship back to Drayton Valley, and we are blessed to have inherited the fruits of his labours:  the league’s best coaching staff, talented scouts, dedicated volunteers and billet families, loyal sponsors, and a most promising group of young hockey players who are poised to make a big noise in the North Division this season. 

Our ownership group is pleased to finally restore Thunder Hockey to our fans, and to promise them an exciting brand of hockey played by young men who will proudly represent the community they now call home.  As we emerge from the Covid cocoon of 20-21, let us therefore look forward to and embrace the challenge of a great full season of Junior A hockey for our team, for our fans, for Drayton Valley, and most of all—for Monte.  

Go Thunder!                                                                                                         

Leighton B.U. Grey, Q.C.
Drayton Valley Thunder Junior A Hockey Club       




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