Sarah Nurse is a Canadian professional ice hockey player on the Canadian women’s national ice hockey team and a member of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA).
The Canadian hockey star was born into a family of athletes, so the fact that she wielded the hockey stick at the early age of five is not overly shocking. More so is the fact that she has excelled tremendously since her professional debut with the Canada Women’s National Ice Hockey team at the 2015 4 Nations Cup.
Sarah’s seven years of hockey exploit has seen her win several accolades, including a silver medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics and a gold medal at the IIHF women’s world hockey championship in 2011. On January 11, 2022, she was nominated to Canada’s Olympic team 2022.
Profile Summary of Sarah Nurse
- Full Name: Sarah Nurse
- Date of Birth: January 4, 1995
- Place of Birth: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
- Ethnicity: Mixed
- Nationality: Canadian
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Education: Bishop Tannos Catholic Secondary School and the University of Wisconsin.
- Profession: Professional Ice hockey Player
- Position: Forward
- Net Worth: $2 million
- Height: 5 Feet 9 Inches (175 cm)
- Weight: 67 kg (148 lbs.)
- Marital Status: Single
- Siblings: Elijah Nurse and Issac Nurse
- Instagram: nursey16
- Twitter: @nursey16
Who are the Parents of Sarah Nurse?
Sarah Nurse is the daughter of Roger Nurse and Michelle Nurse. Her father Roger was a professional lacrosse player during his heyday and he reportedly refereed for the NLL and OLA. Her mother Michelle, on the other hand, is an experienced contract director with a proven track record in the healthcare industries.
Sarah was born into the Nurse family on 4th January 1995, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Her passion for hockey began in her childhood days. According to sources, she began skating when she was three years old, after which she started playing hockey at the age of five, and ever since, there has been no looking back for Sarah. Besides hockey, she played several other sports like basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, and even T-ball.
Sarah Began Playing Ice Hockey in High School
Sarah Nurse became more involved in hockey during her high school days and subsequently participated in the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) provincials with her high school team, where she earned a silver medal alongside Stoney Creek. Soon after her victory at the OWHA, she won a bronze medal in high school at the 2010 OFSSAA championships and again silver at OFSSAA 2011. In 2010, she reached the quarterfinals in the Ontario Winters with her Team (Heaney).
Sarah led the Stoney Creek Jr. Sabres in scoring during the 2010-2011 PWHL season, and she was named to the OHWA All-Star Team for a game vs. Team Ontario Under-18. She became the alternate captain with Stoney Creek for the 2011-2012 PWHL season. She was instrumental in helping the club win a bronze medal at the PWHL, and she was ranked second on the club In Stoney Creek Scoring.
While she was with the Stoney Creek Jr. Sabres of the PWHL, she shattered the record for most goals in a season. Setting a record in the 2012-13 season, Sarah scored 35 goals, emphasized by a hat trick in the final game of the season.
After Sarah completed her high school education, she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Management from the Wisconsin School of Business. While studying at Wisconsin, she joined and featured in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).
She played NCAA Division I hockey with the Wisconsin Badgers women’s ice hockey program. In the 2015 WCHA Final Faceoff championship game, Sarah scored two goals, including the game-winning goal against Bemidji State. She achieved her career’s zenith after scoring three goals becoming the first player in the program history to score a hat-trick against Minnesota.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Awards
- All-WCHA Rookie Team (2013-14)
- 2015 WCHA Frozen Face-Off Most Outstanding Player
- WCHA All-Tournament Team (2015)
- All-WCHA Third Team (2015-16)
- Second-Team All-American (2016-17)
- WCHA 20th Anniversary Team
What Does Sarah Nurse Do For a Living?
Sarah Nurse is a professional ice hockey player. She turned pro after she was drafted second overall by the Toronto Furies in the 2018 CWHL Draft.
The Canadian hockey star has also played for the Canadian National Team. She made her debut for her country in 2015 at the 4 Nations Cup. Before her debut, she was a member of Team Ontario Red which participated in the 2011 and 2012 National Women’s Under-18 Championship, where she won gold in 2011 and a bronze in 2012.
Sarah was also part of the Canadian team that clinched gold at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship and the 2015 4 Nations Cup. She competed for the first time with Team Canada in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and helped Team Canada take home a silver medal in a game against the United States.
The Canadian hockey player was named to Canada’s 2022 Olympic team on January 11, 2022. Sarah established herself again by setting two new Olympic records for most points (18) and most assists (13) in a single women’s tournament in Beijing. Currently, Sarah is an independent member of PWHPA (Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association), where she first skated for Team Sonnet in the 2021 Secret Cup and recorded a single goal and assist against the team Bauer.
International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF and Olympics Awards
- IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship gold medalist (2021)
- Bronze medalist (2019)
- Olympic gold medalist (2022) and silver medalist (2018)
Sarah Nurse Comes From a Family of Pro Athletes
Athletics runs in the Nurse family as Sarah’s brothers Elijah and Isaac, and cousins Tamika Nurse, Darnell Nurse, and Kai Nurse are professional athletes in hockey and basketball, playing in the National Hockey League (NHL) and Women National Basketball Association (WNBA). Her uncles Donovan McNabb and Richard Nurse were also in the National Football League (NFL).
Elijah Nurse is Her Brother
Sarah’s younger brother, Elijah Nurse, was a 13th-round pick by the Greyhounds in the 2014 OHL draft. He was a left-winger with the Hamilton Huskies of the Alliance Hockey Minor Midget Pavilion League in Canada.
Her Youngest Brother Isaac Nurse Plays Hockey
Sarah’s youngest brother, Issac, played hockey as a forward for the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League. Following reports by some hockey critics, he is believed to be a potential first-round draft pick In the OHL.
Sarah’s Uncle Donovan McNabb was an NFL QB
Sarah’s uncle, Donovan McNabb, is a former football quarterback who played thirteen seasons with the National Football League (NFL). He began his professional career after he was selected as the second overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft by Philadelphia Eagles, and he played eleven seasons with the Eagles and one season each with Washington Redkins and Minnesota Vikings.
Another Uncle Richard Nurse Played in the CFL
Richard Nurse was a former wide receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He was selected 23rd overall in the third-round pick of the 1990 CFL Draft by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He played 103 games for the Tiger-Cats between 1990-1995 and had 59 catches for 741 yards and six touchdowns.
Richard is married to Cathy, a college basketball player with whom he shares three children; Tamika Nurse, Darnell Nurse, and Kai Nurse.
Cousin Tamika Nurse Plays Basketball
Her cousin, Tamika Nurse, played Division 1 basketball for Oregon and Bowling Green.
Are Sarah and Darnell Nurse Related?
Darnell Nurse is a Canadian Professional hockey defenseman who also doubles as the alternate captain for the Edmonton Oilers. He was selected seventh overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, and he has since played with them. He is of course related to Sarah as they are cousins.
Cousin Kia Nurse Plays Basketball
Kia Nurse is a basketball player. She plays in the point guard position for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Kia has also played for the Canada Women’s National Basketball team and was selected to play in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Sarah Nurse is Actively Fighting Against Racism
The Canadian ice hockey star has taken the frontiers in the fight against racism. She strongly condemned racism among student-athletes at the University of Wisconsin after a student wore a costume illustrating Barack Obama being lynched at a Badgers football game in the year 2016.
She also voiced her opinion during the period of George Floyd’s protests in 2020. Speaking with Caroline Cameron of SportsNet, the ice hockey star pleaded with Canadians not to alienate themselves from the racism in the United States as she referred to Viola Desmond, a Canadian civil women rights activist and businesswoman.
Likewise, she participated in Addidas’s “Ready For Change” campaign. The campaign was run to message the people of color and every lady out there.
Sarah Nurse was featured on the Cover of Elle Canada in June 2021
Sarah is devoted to guiding young aspiring hockey players with sonnet insurance through NHLPA Goals and Dreams. In November 2020, she teamed up with Mattel and Tim Hortons for two limited-edition Barbie Dolls. The Barbie dolls were prepared based on Sarah and hockey player Marie-Philip Poulin for the Barbie’s You Can Be Anything program. The program was launched to inspire girls worldwide and encourage them to showcase their potential.
In June 2021, Sarah was featured on the cover of Elle Canada alongside Hanna Bunton and Brigette Lacquette. She is set to appear as a guest judge in an upcoming episode of the third season of Canada’s Drag Race, airing in the summer of 2022.
Drake Lauded Sarah Nurse on his Instagram Story
After Sarah and the Canadian team came out victorious against the United States of America, Drake took to his social media to commend the team, specifically Sarah, for a game well played. He uploaded Sarah’s picture with the caption, “Only in Canada will you find a sweeter ting that’s going top cheese for a Gino.”
This flirty remark from the popular Canadian rapper and singer increased Sarah’s popularity. Shortly after the uploaded post, she gained 2,000 new followers on Instagram.
What is Sarah Nurse’s Net Worth?
The ice hockey star has undoubtedly penned her name in gold in the history of Canada’s Women’s National Hockey League. According to sources, she has amassed a total net worth of $2 million from her hockey career. She also has endorsement deals and sponsorships with popular brands like Addidas.