Darnell Nurse, Edmonton Oilers, Kia Nurse, Sarah Nurse, University of Connecticut, University of Wisconsin
Sarah Nurse is PyeongChang-bound.
The former University of Wisconsin forward was named to the Canadian women’s hockey team that will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea in February.
Nurse, the cousin of Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse and University of Connecticut basketball point guard Kia Nurse and niece of former National Football League quarterback Donovan McNabb, tallied 76 goals and 61 assists in 150 games for the Badgers from 2013-14 to 2016-17.
She was the Badgers’ second-leading scorer in her senior year with 25 goals and 28 assists in 39 games.
Nurse led NCAA Division I women’s hockey players with three hat tricks last season, including the first three-goal game by a Badgers player against the University of Minnesota last December. Nurse is the 22nd Wisconsin hockey player in program history to reach 100 career points.
The 5-foot-8 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, native brings a wealth of international experience to Team Canada. She was a member of the country’s gold medal-winning team at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s Under-18 Championship in Helsinki, Finland, in 2013.
Congrats to my cousin @nursey16 !! Can’t wait to watch her represent our country! 🇨🇦 https://t.co/kgrfPT9p2O
— Darnell Nurse (@drtwofive) December 22, 2017
She also helped Canada capture gold at the 2015 Nation’s Cup in Germany and silver at the 2017 Four Nations Cup in Tampa, Florida. She has 3 goals and 1 assists in 11 international games.
The Olympics are becoming a Nurse family tradition. Cousin Kia represented Canada on its women’s basketball team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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