September 3, 2020

Get to Know the Freshmen: Shani Rossignol


COLUMBUS, OhioShani Rossignol, a forward from New Brunswick, Canada who played for the Ontario Hockey Academy, Team Atlantic, Team New Brunswick and Jr. Cats, has arrived at Ohio State and will continue her academic and athletic career with the Buckeyes.

Rossignol helped Polyvalente Thomas-Albert win the NBIAA provincials AA championship as the squads leading scorer. The team also claimed the Montreal Meltdown Tournament from 2018 through 2020.

With Team New Brunswick at the club level, Rossignol was the leading point scorer for a squad that finished seventh in the Canada Winter Games. Additionally with Team New Brunswick, Rossignol received the hard hat award in back to back seasons.

Off the ice, Rossignol intends to major in health science and aspires to be a doctor following graduation. She also says that she hopes hockey is “still a part of my life.” To date, she says her greatest sports thrill is “the feeling you have when you get a big win.” She cited an example of a 6-5 come-from-behind win while playing for the Ontario Hockey Academy that was highlighted by a four-goal third-period rally.

“The feeling of accomplishment and determination is what makes the hockey game so interesting,” Rossignoli said.