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Road to PyeongChang: Sarah Nurse
A closer look at the forward from Hamilton, Ont., centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team
Jason La Rose
October 6, 2017

Position: Forward
Hometown: Hamilton, Ont.
Birthdate: January 4, 1995
Club Team: University of Wisconsin (WCHA)

Road to Centralization
2008-09: Ancaster Avalanche (Bantam BB)
2009-10: Stoney Creek Sabres (Midget BB)
2010-13: Stoney Creek Sabres (PWHL)
2013-17: University of Wisconsin (WCHA)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 6, 2012 vs. Kazakhstan
Canada’s National Women’s Team (2015): 4GP 0G 0A 0P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2014-17): 21GP 7G 12A 19P
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team (2012-13): 7GP 1G 0A 1P

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2013 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship – 5GP 1G 0A 1P (gold medal)

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“My dad definitely had the biggest role in getting me here. He got me into hockey at the very beginning and since then has been pushing me to be my best every day. He has always had the most faith in me and has been the biggest supporter in my hockey career. His confidence in my skills and abilities has been a huge motivator for me leading up to this centralization year.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“I knew I wanted to play for Team Canada when I was seven years old. I remember watching Canada win gold in 2002 and telling everyone in my family that I was going to be there someday.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“Playing hockey has given me a drive and compete level that is so important both on and off the ice. It has taught me to strive to be the best that I can be at all times and to put 100% into everything that I do. Hockey has truly given me the drive to be successful.”

For more information:

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


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)


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