Road to PyeongChang: Blayre Turnbull
A closer look at the forward from Stellarton, N.S., centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team
Jason La Rose
August 30, 2017

Position: Forward
Hometown: Stellarton, N.S.
Birthdate: July 15, 1993
Club Team: Calgary Inferno (CWHL)

Road to Centralization
2001-02: Pictou County (Novice)
2002-04: Pictou County (Atom AAA)
2004-05: Pictou County (Peewee AA)
2005-06: Pictou County (Peewee AAA)
2006-08: Pictou County (Bantam AAA)
2008-09: Northern Storm (NSFMHL)
2009-11: Shattuck-St. Mary’s (USHS)
2011-15: University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
2015-17: Calgary Inferno (CWHL)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 18, 2010 vs. United States
Canada’s National Women’s Team (2014-17): 21GP 4G 3A 7P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2014): 3GP 1G 0A 1P
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team (2010): 3GP 0G 0A 0P

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 1G 0A 1P (silver medal)
2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 1G 2A 3P (silver medal)

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“I owe credit to a variety of people. Most importantly, my family, which continues to support my dreams; my coaches at the University of Wisconsin, who taught me to believe in myself; and many of my current and former teammates, who challenge me to get better and be the best player I can be.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“I remember watching the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, and becoming inspired to someday play in the Olympics. The dream has been alive since then.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“Hockey has given me some of my best friends and the opportunity to visit cities and countries around the world. I am grateful for the relationships I have formed and the places I've gotten to travel to through this sport.”

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


2017 WJAC: CANW 5 – USA 1 (Gold Medal)
Rose starred in a 35-save performance, backstopping West to gold.
2017 WJAC: CANE 3 – SUI 2 OT (5th Place)
Doyle tied it late, Theocharidis won it in OT and East finished fifth.
2017-18 NJT: CAN 5 – DEN 2 (Exhibition)
13 players had at least a point to help Canada win the camp finale.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 3 – USA 1 (Exhibition)
Irwin, Nurse and Poulin scored as Canada took Game 5 of the series.