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Sarah Nurse

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Rintoul & Surman – Hour 3 and Hour 4: Sarah Nurse

Rintoul & Surman

Sportsnet analyst Sarah Nurse weighs in on her cousin Darnell’s team in Edmonton as they get ready for the playoffs, as well as an update on the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

1hr 34mins

17 May 2021

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Sarah Nurse on postphoned Women's Worlds, Nelson prepares for CFL draft

Inside Sports with Reid Wilkins

Guests: Sarah Nurse, Forward, Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team. Cole Nelson, Defensive Lineman, U of A Golden Bears Football Team and 2021 CFL Draft Prospect.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


1 May 2021

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Rintoul & Surman – Hour 3 and Hour 4: Jennifer Botterill and Sarah Nurse

Rintoul & Surman

Hockey Night in Canada’s Jennifer Botterill talks about some of her favourite hockey venue’s and PWHPA player and Sportsnet analyst Sarah Nurse discusses the IIHF women’s world championship. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

1hr 31mins

30 Apr 2021

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Sarah Nurse: Olympic Barbie

Leafs Forever

Sarah Nurse was the first Black woman to ever play in an Olympic hockey final. Now, as part of the PWHPA, Nurse (who recently inspired an official Barbie doll in her image) has become a role model for the game’s next generation.Show NotesTo celebrate International Women’s Day, we at Barrier Breakers wanted to celebrate one of the most inspiring and outspoken women in our game: Hamilton’s own Sarah Nurse.As Sarah says off the top of our episode, “It's difficult for women and women of colour to get into hockey because there are so many people telling us that we can't and that we shouldn't.”We’ve talked a lot in this series about the importance of representation in hockey. Until you start seeing players like yourself in the NHL, or on the Olympic stage, it’s tough to truly believe you can make it there. But representation doesn’t come without a fight.Whether it’s said out loud, or communicated in subtle ways, the Game doesn’t always welcome everyone in with open arms. And no one knows this better than the pioneers of women’s hockey. The world of Hockey celebrates the women’s game now—greats like Hayley Wickenheiser, Jayna Hefford, Angela James, and Cammi Granato are all rightfully in the Hockey Hall of Fame. But in the 1950s, a nine year-old Toronto girl named Abby Hoffman had to cut her hair and register as ‘Abe’—a boy—because there was nowhere for women to play. Almost forty years later, the women’s game had triumphantly grown enough to warrant the creation of a World Championship. The first one took place right here in Toronto, in 1987. But the International Ice Hockey Federation—our sport’s governing body—didn’t even want to recognize it at first. It’s been a fight. And yet, the women’s game has never been better. The calibre of play on offer today is exceptional.At the time we recorded this episode, the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association Dream Gap Tour had just made history, rolling into Madison Square Garden. Since then, it has also touched down in Chicago. Join Auston Matthews, Billie Jean-King, Cassie Campbell-Pascall and many more and put a stick in the ground in support of professional women’s hockey. If boys can dream of playing professional hockey, why can’t girls? The times, they are a changin’. And we are very excited that the Maple Leafs have partnered with the PWHPA to be a part of that change.To learn more about the Dream Gap Tour and how you can Put a Stick in the Ground, visit here.A very big thank you to Sarah for taking the time with us, speaking so candidly about her story and her hopes and dreams for the future of the game. Give her a follow on Instagram and Twitter.This has been our fifth episode of Barrier Breakers, our celebration of the amazing Black men, women, players and community organizers who are changing our game for the better. ‘Breaking Barriers’ was co-created by us here at Leafs Forever and Akil Augustine. Today's episode was written by Scott Willats and Paul Matthews, produced by Renita Bangert and Katie Jensen of Vocal Fry Studios for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.Further thanks to digital producer Emily Latimer and Executive Producer Michael Gelfand.  If you liked the episode, tell people about it. And write us a review. Your feedback is always welcome. Especially on this series. Help us think about this issue in new and interesting ways, and if you have story suggestions for the types of things we should be talking about, let us know.


10 Mar 2021

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Sarah Nurse - Professional Hockey Player & Member of Team Canada

On The Bus With Cammi & AJ

Cammi and AJ are joined by Canadian women's national hockey team member Sarah Nurse. As a member of the Professional Women's Hockey Player Association (PWHPA) and the Hockey Diversity Alliance (HDA), Sarah is a big advocate for inclusion and diversity in hockey and all sports. Find out about this incredible woman's journey to becoming an Olympian as a biracial athlete, her passion for fashion and her love of chicken tenders in the latest Girls on the Bus!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


8 Feb 2021

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Episode 20: From the Congo to the Kalahari with Safari Guide Sarah Nurse

Safari Stories

This week Jomi comes to you from out in the bush (seriously--you'll hear all the sounds of nature) with friend and guide extraordinaire, Sarah Nurse. Sarah shares how she got into the guiding industry, what has kept her in it for the last decade, and how she went from tracking chimpanzees in the Congo to tracking pangolin in the Kalahari!


13 Nov 2020

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18. Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team forward Sarah Nurse talks the Olympics, equality & diversity, and what’s it like to be part of such a successful sports family

Opening the Playbook

Today, hockey player Sarah Nurse shares what it’s like to be part of the Women’s National Team, talks about the fight of the PWHPA, and discusses the Black Lives Matter movement. Sarah has been lacing up her skates for as long as she can remember. Her passion for the sport took her to the University of Wisconsin, where she played as a Badger, and then earned her a spot on the Canadian Senior National Team. It was with that team that she was an Olympic Silver Medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Games. But there’s so much more to Sarah than just hockey. She is a strong advocate for equality and diversity, and even recently became a board member on the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association after pointing out the lack of race. In today’s episode, she explains why it was important for her to do that, and what needs to be done for a women’s league to work long-term. Sarah also shares her experience with being singled out due to her race, or being the only girl on the ice, and gives advice on how to handle situations like that. She also discusses the Black Lives Matter movement in-depth, and tells us what she’d like to see changed, now. Sarah is super motivational, and passionate about what she has to preach, and will teach you a lot in this episode. She also shares the importance of mental performance, including why she celebrates the little things, what she’s ambitious for, and talks about the support she gives and receives from her equally athletic cousins (Darnell Nurse & Kia Nurse). We also talk about: Her journey to the Canadian Women’s National Team PWHPA Equality & diversity Changing hockey from a “white sport” to an inclusive sport Her famous sports family and how they keep each other grounded Quote:  “Right now, there are so many inequalities in hockey, the racial inequality has obviously been highlighted over the last few months, but we have a huge gender inequality as well, the fact that we’re fighting for a place to play as women, is a little bit crazy in 2020. So, I think in order for our game to grow and reach new communities, we need to do this. Because right now I don’t think it’s a very open and inclusive space, and we need to create a welcoming environment so that everyone in Canada, United States, around the world, wants to play hockey and has the opportunity to.” -Sarah Nurse Resources: Guest Info – Sarah Nurse Instagram: @nursey16 Twitter: @nursey16 TikTok: Sarah Nurse Host Info – Christina Heydanus Instagram: @tinaheydanus Twitter: @tinaheydanus Show Info – Opening the Playbook Website: openingtheplaybook.com Instagram: @openingtheplaybook Facebook: Opening the Playbook Promotional Content: For more sports, tune into The Voice & The Coach, hosted by Vancouver Giant Play-by-Play announcer Dan O'Connor and WHL Coach of the Year Mark Holick.


20 Oct 2020

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I Only Touch Greatness Podcast: Sarah Nurse Interview

I Only Touch Greatness Podcast

Sarah nurse stopped by the show https://youtu.be/YGP2jfr3zW8


15 Aug 2020

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Off The Puck Interview with Sarah Nurse, Team Canada Women's Olympic Hockey Player

Off The Puck Hockey

Sarah Nurse stops by toe chat with Finesy, Styles and the Chef! Sarah is a decorated Olympic and graduated college hockey player who is making waves for women in sport. Her dedication and passion come through in the interview and OTP hope you enjoy the episode!


5 Aug 2020

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Sarah Nurse | Season One: Episode Twenty-Nine

The Nottingham Panthers' Audio Experience

Sarah Nurse, Olympic silver medalist with Team Canada and member of the Professional Womens Hockey Player's Association (PWHPA), stops by The Nottingham Panthers' Audio Experience to talk about her experiences in the world of ice hockey with host Dan Kerry.The University of Wisconsin–Madison alum talks about growing up in a sporting family (cousin Kia Nurse plays in the WNBA with the New York Liberty, cousin Darnell Nurse plays in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers & uncle Donovan McNabb is a former NFL quarterback), what led to her choosing ice hockey, her experiences in the NCAA & Team Canada, getting selected for the Olympic games in Pyeonchang & turning pro.Sarah then gets into the formation of the PWHPA and their long term goals, the hard work that's gone into getting the organisation to where they are now, how that led to an invitation to the NHL's All-Star game in St. Louis and her experience over that entire weekend.The trials and tribulations of being a professional women's player also get talked about, as well as a few minutes on racial injustice, in a far ranging interview in which Sarahs personality, knowledge & passion for the game of ice hockey shine through.


18 Jun 2020