At home on a back yard rink

Randy Russon
December 30, 2020
Brothers Brett and Nik Rossetto

No access to indoor arenas due to the current shutdown relative to COVID-19 hasn’t kept the Rossetto hockey family of the Sault off the ice.

To be sure, this could well define the classic ‘love of the game’ phrase.

In fact, the current shut down that is slated to end on January 9 has only led to the sons of Mark Rossetto and Meisha Rossetto to make even more use of the family’s back yard rink.

12-year old Nik Rossetto and his nine-year old younger brother Brett Rossetto are both high level players in the local minor hockey ranks. And their dad has his own hockey background.

A veteran police officer, Mark is a long-time volunteer coach on the local minor hockey scene who as a youngster, played at the major midget level in the Sault as a steady defenseman who was known for his hard work and good attitude.

And as Mark uses the family’s back yard rink to skate with and pass on some of his knowledge to Nik and Brett, Meisha helps out by flooding the well maintained hockey pond.

It can certainly be said that the Rossetto family is right at home on their back yard rink.

Mark, Brett and Nik Rossetto

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  1. Good story Randy! Brings back fond memories of our ODR at Chippewa and Broadview. The sounds of sticks clacking, skates ,and pucks pinging off the goalposts or resonating off the boards come back with a story and photos like you provided. Here’s hoping as many memories will be made there and other ODRs in the area this winter

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