BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Ryan Forberg #55 of the Markham Royals follows the play during the third period at the LECOM Harborcenter on September 26, 2023 in New York, United States. (Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images)

(From the OJHL – Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images)

October 6, 2023, Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that Ryan Forberg of the Markham Royals has been named the Warrior East Conference Player-of-the-Month for September after he tallied 19 points during eight games. He scored six goals and added 13 assists.

The 20-year-old from nearby Thornhill amassed 63 points (25 goals/38 assists) last season. The Royals assistant captain was runner-up for North-West Conference Player-of-the-Month in December 2022.

Forberg played the previous year with the Toronto Patriots of the OJHL. He was a member of the 2019 OHL Cup champion Don Mills Flyers U16 team.

Andy Reist of the Cobourg Cougars was runner-up to Forberg as the East Conference Player-of-the-Month. The Waterloo native had eight goals and 10 assists in nine games. The third-year Cougar is committed to NCAA Division I Niagara for 2024. He was a member of Team Canada East that won silver at the World Junior A Challenge last year.

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About the OJHL – “League of Choice”

The Ontario Junior Hockey League is the largest Junior ‘A’ league operating under the auspices of the Canadian Junior Hockey League with 24 member clubs. A proud member of the CJHL and Ontario Hockey Association, the OJHL was originally named the Ontario Provincial Junior ‘A’ Hockey League and it was formed out of the Central Junior ‘B’ Hockey League in 1993-94. With a long and storied history of developing players for the next level, including U SPORTS, the NCAA, CHL, minor pro ranks and the NHL, the OJHL has more than 30 NCAA Division 1 commitments already this season.