Nichols played third for Jennifer Guzzwell at the 2002 and 2003 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. The team lost the 2002 final to Suzanne Gaudet of Prince Edward Island. In 2003, they lost a tie breaker to make the playoffs.
Nichols joined up with Heather Strong for the 2005-06 season, and won provincial championships as her third in 2006 and 2007. She left the team to skip her own in 2007. In 2010, she won her first provincial championship as a skip.