Keitha Thomas was synonymous with the Toronto Women’s Ball Hockey League. A throw back to the 'original six' of 'orange ball' players, she was indeed a powerful force back on the blueline.
She was a solid stay-at-home defender and great passer throughout her 29 year career and incredibly still playing and represented Canada at the World Masters Championships.
Keitha was a team leader and intense competitor who experienced success early and often in her tenured career as a player. In 1985 she won her first Provincial Championship with the Toronto Madames and won seven more ‘A’ division titles. She was also a part of five National Championship teams.
In 2008 she won her first Master’s Provincial Championship and followed that up with another eight titles. She has continued to display her prowress and abilities as a player and has been a part of 9 Masters Provincial Championships starting in 2008.
In 2003 she was awarded the OBHA Penny Meitz Memorial Award which is presented to a female participant who exemplifies outstanding performance, exceptional qualities of leadership and dedication to the sport of ball hockey.
In 2019, she played for Canada at the World Masters Championships which was fitting to a storied career for Keitha who has truly loved the game that she continues to play, but she has been the consumate leader, team player and professional both on and off the floor who is unquestionably one of the premier practitioners in 'Orange Ball' history.