HALIFAX – Twenty-four-year-old Blayre Turnbull was named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Team Athlete of the Month.
The hockey player from Pictou County joined teammate Jill Saulnier as the
first Nova Scotians to ever play on the Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team. During the semi-finals against the Olympic Athletes from Russia, Turnbull tallied two assists helping the team to a 5-0 victory.
In the gold medal game against the United States, Turnbull set up the
game-tying goal, pushing the match into overtime. Canada finished with a silver medal after a nail-biting 3-2 shootout loss.
Snowboarder Liam Moffatt of Londonderry was named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Individual Athlete of the Month and Alpine skier Emily Todd was named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Individual Athlete of
The Athlete of the Month program is administered by Sport Nova Scotia, whose members are eligible to nominate athletes for the awards. A membership committee selects the award recipients for five possible categories: Male Individual Athlete, Female Individual Athlete, Male
Team Athlete, Female Team Athlete, and Team.
For more information about the awards visit www.sportnovascotia.ca.
Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that promotes the benefits of health, personal development and achievement of all participants. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government organization representing approximately 60 provincial sport organizations and more
than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.
Blayre Turnbull with New Glasgow Mayor Nancy Dicks