SARAH NURSE

WOMEN'S HOCKEY - CANADA

HEIGHT & WEIGHT:  5'8 /140

DATE OF BIRTH: January 4, 1995

HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Hamilton, ON

POSITION and #: Forward #20

# OF YEARS ON THE CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM: 2015 to present

FAMILY:  

Mom/Dad - Michelle & Roger

Brothers - Elijah & Isaac

OLYMPIC MEDALS:

  • PyeongChang 2018 (SILVER)

IIHF WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALS:

  • Finland 2019 (BRONZE)

FOUR NATIONS CUP MEDALS:

  • 3 SILVER (2018, 2017, 2015)

CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM GAMES PLAYED:

  • 67 WNT games as of the end of the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship including the Developmental and U-22 team

  • Sarah has been a member of the Canadian Women’s National Team program in 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019. Note: 2016 - she had a fractured wrist that happened in the NCAA Frozen Four while at the University of Wisconsin

PRO EXPERIENCE:

  • 2018 CWHL Draft, 1st round, 2nd overall with the Toronto Furies

  • Played for the Toronto Furies in 2018-2019

  • 2019 CWHL All Star Game participant (Scotiabank Arena)

  • Finished the season tied for 8th in CWHL league scoring, 2nd in CWHL rookie scoring, tied for 1st in CWHL rookie PPG, 1st in CWHL rookie SHG, 2nd overall in SHG, 3rd overall in GWG

  • Shared the scoring lead for the season with fellow Hockey Canada teammate, Natalie Spooner on the Furies

  • During her CWHL career, Sarah scored 14 goals & 12 assists for 26 points in 26 games

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S HOCKEY PLAYERS ASSOCIATION:

  • One of 200 founding members in May of 2019 to create an association to serve as a vehicle dedicated to promoting and supporting the creations of a single, viable women’s professional league in North America. The players will join their voices and work together to build a sustainable league that will showcase their talent as well as having financial and infrastructure resources. The founding members hail from Canada, Europe and the United States.

BROADCAST APPEARANCES:

  • CBC - “Battle of the Blades” / Insight Productions - Guest Judge (Fall 2019)

  • Sportsnet - “Tim & Sid” - Guest (Spring 2019)

  • Sportsnet - “Hockey Central” - Wednesday Night Panel guest (Spring 2019)

NOTES:

  • Featured by Hockey Canada in the creative campaign to promote the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship in Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Hosts her annual hockey camp in her hometown of Hamilton, ON with fellow Hockey Canada teammate Laura Fortino over 2 weeks for Girls ages 10-13 and 13-16 year olds each summer which is powered by Adidas and CCM Hockey

  • Her uncle is retired NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb who played in the League for 13 seasons. During his career, he made it to 6 Pro Bowls, had his #5 retired by the Philadelphia Eagles, won 5 NFC East division titles and played in Super Bowl XXXIX losing to the New England Patriots 24-21. He attended Syracuse University where he studied broadcast journalism.

  • Her cousin Darnell Nurse plays for the Edmonton Oilers as a defenseman (1st Round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft). His NHL career began in 2014 and is a Hockey Canada alum of 2015 World Junior Championship Team that won Gold. He has played in 2 IIHF World Championships in 2018 & 2019.

  • Her cousin Kia Nurse plays for the New York Liberty (drafted 10th overall in the 2018 WNBA Draft) and has been a member of the Canadian Women’s Basketball program winning Gold at the Pan Am Games in 2015 in Toronto and participated in the 2014 FIBA World Championship. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where she won back to back National Championships in 2015 & 2016. During her WNBA off-season she plays in Australia and won a 2019 WNBL championship with the Canberra Capitals

  • Favorite quote “You Do It, You Die, or You Run Away” - from her grandfather

  • COC - https://olympic.ca/team-canada/sarah-nurse/

EDUCATION / NCAA Hockey:

  • University of Wisconsin ’18, B.B.A. Business Administration - Marketing

  • 2016-17 WCHA Champion

  • 2016-17 NCAA National Runner-Up at the Frozen Four

  • 2016-17 Second Team All-American

  • 2016-17 WCHA Second All-Star Team

  • 2015-16 WCHA Champion

  • 2015-16 NCAA Frozen Four participant

  • 2015-16 WCHA Third All-Star Team

  • 2014-15 WCHA Champion

  • 2014-15 NCAA Frozen Four participant

  • 2014-15 WCHA Final Faceoff MVP

  • 2014-15 WCHA All-Tournament Team

  • 2014-15 Academic All-Big Ten

  • 2014-15 Academic All-WCHA

  • 2013-14 NCAA Frozen Four participant

  • 2013-14 WCHA All-Rookie Team

All Time Postseason Points at Wisconsin (NCAA & WCHA) - 6th overall

All Time Goals at Wisconsin - 8th overall (76)

All Time Game Winning Goals at Wisconsin - 7th overall (15)

All Time Points at Wisconsin - 14th overall (137)

ENDORSEMENTS:

  • adidas

  • CCM Hockey

SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • @Nursey16 - Twitter & Instagram