COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jenna Buglioni, a forward from Port Moody, British Columbia, has joined the Ohio State ice hockey program and will continue her athletics and academic career with the Buckeyes.
Buglioni attended Gleneagle Secondary School in Coquitlam, British Columbia and is a member of the Team Canada U18 squad. For three years, she played with the Greater Vancouver Comets and had much success. In each season, Buglioni was a starter and helped the squad to a provincial championship. In 2018-19 and 2019-20 she was a league all-star and in 2020 became the league’s all-time leading scorer with 185 points (87 goals, 98 assists). The league’s player of the year in 2020, Buglioni was an assistant captain in 2018-19 and a captain in 2019-20.
With Team Canada’s U18 squad, Buglioni participated in the U18 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships and was named by the media to the all-star team. She totaled four points in the tournament (one goal, three assists) in five games played as Canada won the silver medal. That, she says, was the greatest sports thrill of her life thus far.
“Playing for your country against the best players in your age group and being a part of the Canada Vs USA rivalry was such an amazing experience,” Buglioni said.
At Ohio State, Buglioni intends to major in sport industry. She had two older siblings – a brother, Brennan, and a sister, Rayna.