Ringette Hall of Fame

Janice Cossar


Janice Cossar began playing ringette in Nova Scotia in 1974. Her playing career spanned 25 years and she represented Nova Scotia at the Canadian Ringette Championships over three decades (70’s, 80’s, and 90’s). She was known nationally as a ‘ringette superstar’ and was one of the first trailblazers in the sport of ringette who made a national impression at every event she attended. Spectators and coaches from all provinces came to watch Nova Scotia games just to see Janice Cossar play and find a way to defend against this outstanding offensive player. Her name and achievements were consistently published in the “Ringette Review” and regularly announced at award ceremonies.

“I am humbled to think of all the amazing athletes, coaches, managers and executives I have been exposed to over the years and am proud to bring a part of them with me to the Hall of Fame,” commented Janice. “Lessons I learned playing the sport of ringette have helped shape and mould the person I am today and I am so thankful for this tremendous honour.”

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