Behind the Blades: Morgan Turner

This week’s Behind the Blades belongs to Blades current point leader, Morgan Turner. Get a glimpse of her life outside of hockey as well as some of her favorite career moments.

Name: Morgan Turner

Hometown / Current town: Chicago, IL / Cambridge, MA

Position: Center

Current job: Registry Merchandising Analyst at Wayfair

NCAA team: Dartmouth College

Social media: 

Twitter: morgant11

Instagram: morgant518

What CWHL team do you look forward to playing the most? 

Markham. I have two previous teammates from Dartmouth on the team. 

Who has had the most influence on your career? 

My Chicago Mission Coaches and my parents.

If you were stranded on a deserted island with one teammate, who would you want to be with?

Erin Kickham.

If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go? 

Singapore

If you had to play a sport besides hockey, which would you play? 

Volleyball

What did you want to be when you were growing up? 

An Astronaut

Favorites 

Favorite pregame meal: 

Tricolor Tortellini with shrimp and red sauce.

Favorite moment from your career: 

Starting my first game as a CWHL player.

Current favorite song: 

Love No More by Loud Luxury.

Favorite player to watch growing up: 

Cammi Granato and Jonathan Toews

Favorite professional sports team: 

Chicago Cubs. I cried when they won the World Series.

Favorite quote: 

“Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and I promise you something great will come of it.”- Matt Damon in ‘We Bought A Zoo’

Favorite movie: 

Cheaper By The Dozen

Favorite TV show: 

Greys Anatomy

Photo by Mimi Murad.

This or That?

Cats or Dogs? 

Dogs

Coffee or Tea? 

Neither

Bagels or Toast? 

Bagels

Instagram or Twitter? 

Instagram

Pasta or pizza? 

BOTH ALL THE TIME

Morning or night? 

Night

Pancakes or waffles? 

Pancakes

Fun facts:

  1. When I was 10 I won a contest to get flown to NYC to meet Lebron James and compete in a basketball tournament. I am atrocious at basketball and missed a granny shot right when he was watching…
  2. This summer I traveled to Thailand with my Mom and went to an elephant sanctuary where we were able to feed, wash and play with Elephants.

Piece of Advice 

What advice do you have for young girls that want to become professional hockey players some day?

Advice I would give to younger girls is to never give up no matter what people say. It sounds very cliche, but people’s opinion of you as a person and as a hockey player don’t matter. The only thing that matters is how you feel about your play. I had many coaches growing up that told me I was not good enough for certain teams or certain levels of college hockey, but that never deterred me from playing the sport that I loved. I am so happy that I stuck with this sport and truly love lacing my skates up every day. It is important to persevere and always work hard to prove people wrong.