Blayre Turnbull

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Blayre Turnbull
Blayre Turnbull.jpg
Turnbull in 2013
Born (1993-07-15) July 15, 1993 (age 27)
Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 159 lb (72 kg; 11 st 5 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
PWHPA team
Former teams
Independent
Calgary Inferno
Wisconsin Badgers
National team  Canada
Playing career 2011–present
Website blayreturnbull.com

Blayre Turnbull (born July 15, 1993) is a women's ice hockey player for the PWHPA. She made her debut with the Canada women's national ice hockey team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Turnbull attended Shattuck-St. Mary's prep school in Minnesota. Current NHL player Nathan MacKinnon attended the school at the same time as her. As a junior, she appeared in 52 contests while gaining 60 points (on 30 goals and 30 assists).[2] With the team, won two national championships in two years.

NCAA[edit]

The 2011–12 Wisconsin Badgers season marked her first with the club. In a match versus the Lindenwood Lady Lions on September 25, 2011, she scored her first career NCAA goal. She holds various UW records and holds the NCAA record for shorthanded goals in a season. She was the captain of the Wisconsin Badgers in her junior and senior year, and is an NCAA champion.[3] She played for the Badgers for a total of four seasons, identifying herself in her Twitter account as having graduated in 2015.[4]

CWHL[edit]

Turnbull helped the Calgary Inferno capture their first-ever Clarkson Cup championship in 2016. Contested at Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre, she scored twice in an 8–3 victory over Les Canadiennes de Montreal.[5]

She would miss most of the 2017-18 CWHL season training with Team Canada for the Olympics, but returned in time for the playoffs.[6] In 2019, Turnbull would win her second Clarkson Cup with Calgary.

In May 2019, Turnbull joined the PWHPA after the collapse of the CWHL.[7] She participated in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game with the Canadian All-Stars.[8]

International[edit]

She participated with Team Atlantic (alongside teammates such as Jillian Saulnier and Alex Normore) at the 2009 Canadian Under 19 nationals. She participated in the shootout for Team Atlantic in the quarterfinals versus Team Ontario Blue in a losing effort.[9] On two separate occasions, she attended training camp for the 2010 and 2011 IIHF World Women's under-18. For the 2011 camp, Turnbull was one of only two Nova Scotians who were invited. In 2016, she made the Canadian National Women's team and competed in the world championships in Kamloops, BC.[10] She also played for Canada in the 2017 and 2019 World Championships, and was selected for the 2020 World Championships before they were cancelled due to the 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak.[11]

Turnbull was selected to the Canadian roster for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea. She would put up 3 points in 5 games, winning a silver medal.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

Turnbull has a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies. Her brother Brent played for the Québec Remparts in the QMJHL.[14]

Career Statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 University of Wisconsin NCAA 34 7 7 14 14
2012–13 University of Wisconsin NCAA 35 3 5 8 18
2013-14 University of Wisconsin NCAA 38 18 22 40 12
2014-15 University of Wisconsin NCAA 36 15 21 36 18
2015-16 Calgary Inferno CWHL 22 7 9 16 16 3 3 2 5 0
2016-17 Calgary Inferno CWHL 22 9 9 18 12
2017-18 Calgary Inferno CWHL 4 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 1 0
2018-19 Calgary Inferno CWHL 25 12 9 21 24 4 1 2 3 4
2019-20 Independent PWHPA
CWHL totals 73 28 27 55 56 10 5 4 9 4

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Blayre Turnbull, WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of October 5, 2011)[15]
  • 2012 Wisconsin Badgers Rookie of the Year[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada – 2014 Tournament – Roster". Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Blayre Turnbull Bio – UWBadgers.com – The Official Athletic Site of the Wisconsin Badgers". Archived from the original on November 3, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "Lindenwood vs Wisconsin (Sep 25, 2011)". Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "Blayre Turnbull Twitter Account (@katbt617)".[non-primary source needed]
  5. ^ "Clarkson Cup: Calgary upends Montreal for women's hockey title – Inferno capture first-ever CWHL championship". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. March 13, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.theicegarden.com/2018/3/1/17066872/brianne-jenner-and-blayre-turnbull-return-to-calgary-inferno-olympic-silver-medalists-cwhl-womens
  7. ^ https://www.theicegarden.com/2019/9/27/20881741/behind-the-glass-turnbull-turns-it-up-pwhpa-sdhl-zhhl-nwhl-preseason-hanna-olsson-fanuza-kadirova
  8. ^ https://pwhpa.com/nineteen-pwhpa-members-invited-to-nhl-all-star-skills/
  9. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php?ci_id=11728&la_id=1&ss_id=63283&game_id=1659
  10. ^ "Blayre Turnbull taking steps towards dream". Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  11. ^ https://www.prpeak.com/women-s-world-hockey-cancellation-hits-nova-scotia-player-coach-hard-1.24095673
  12. ^ https://globalnews.ca/news/3931648/history-making-two-nova-scotians-named-to-canadian-womens-olympic-hockey-team/
  13. ^ https://calgaryherald.com/sports/golf/athletes-draw-sporting-parallels-on-shaw-charity-classic-womens-day/wcm/a509cae2-d5aa-4250-9c8a-904a257a4377/
  14. ^ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/stellarton-olympics-blayre-turnbull-1.4508265
  15. ^ "WCHA.com – WCHA Press Releases". Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  16. ^ "Badgers draw season to a close with team banquet – UWBadgers.com – The Official Athletic Site of the Wisconsin Badgers". Archived from the original on November 3, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2014.

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