By: PWHL Toronto Media
April 2, 2024


Jess Jones, a U18 silver medalist for Team Canada, honed her skills in the Whitby Wolves organization before attending Mercyhurst University. After graduation, she spent time in the CWHL—where she amassed 101 career points and finished 24th all-time in league scoring— as well as the EWHL, PHF and PWHPA. She signed with PWHL Toronto as a training camp invitee and has played in five games with the team this season.  


An alum of the Wisconsin Badgers, Sarah Nurse got her start in hockey with the Stoney Creek Sabres and made her Olympic debut in 2018.  Four years later, during the 2022 Olympic Games, Nurse set the record for most points (18) and assists (13) in a single women’s tournament en route to becoming the first-ever Black woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal for hockey. Professionally, she played in the CWHL and PWHPA before being signed as one of the three foundational players of PWHL Toronto.  


Let’s get to know these two forwards more! 


What is your favourite thing about Toronto? 

Jones: My favourite thing about Toronto is the food! So many varieties!   

Nurse: The culture and events (Carnival, Pride, CNE).  


What is your dream line to play with, any players (active or not)? 

Jones: My dream line would be me, Marie-Philip Poulin and Howie (Erica Howe). 

Nurse: Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Jennifer Botterill!


What is your favourite movie and why do you like it so much? 

Jones: Favourite movie is Cars. Go Lightning! 

Nurse: High School Musical – the songs are forever iconic!


Who was your favourite coach growing up? What was the best lesson they taught you? 

Jones: I had a lot of great coaches growing up, I was very fortunate! My favourite would have to be Stu Seedhouse, he taught me to believe in my abilities and kept hockey light and fun.   

Nurse: My favourite coach growing up was Stacey Marnoch. “Play the game honestly.” 


What superpower would you want and why? 

Jones: I wish I could fly! I would be able to travel the world for free and visit my family anytime I want.  

Nurse: Teleporting! Toronto traffic is the worst.