The Ontario Hockey Association is pleased to announce that Ryley Cribbin (Drayton, Ont.) has been named the 2019-20 Junior C Player of the Year, as selected in partnership by the Ontario Hockey Association and Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL).
JUNIOR C PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Ryley Cribbin, Mount Forest Patriots
Cribbin had an incredible final season in the Provincial Junior Hockey League. He skated in his fourth and final season with the PJHL Pollock Division’s Mount Forest Patriots in 2019-20 and he had his best statistical season in his junior hockey career. His 86 points (39G/47A) led the Patriots in scoring this season. Cribbin’s tallies for goals (39) and assists (47) were also tops among all Mount Forest players. His point total this season was a 32 point increase on his previous PJHL career-high 54 points, which he set with the Patriots in the 2017-18 season.
Eighty-six points had Cribbin just one point shy of the PJHL scoring lead, as he finished second in league scoring to Napanee’s Evan Foley (87 points). In addition to placing second in league scoring, Cribbin also finished second in goals scored with 39, which was also one shy of the league leading 40 goals scored by Norwich’s Jake Luke. At season’s end, Cribbin was named MVP of the Pollock Division.
2019-20 was the 21-year-old forward’s sixth season in the OHA. Cribbin first made the jump to the OHA as an AP with the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s (GOJHL) Elmira Sugar Kings. His first stint with Elmira was in the 2014-15 season where he played just one game. He joined the Sugar Kings for a full season in 2015-16 and played 48 games and posted three goals and 15 points as a 16-year-old. In 2017-18, Cribbin split the season with the Listowel Cyclones (GOJHL) and Patriots (PJHL).
When Cribbin joined the Patriots in 2016-17, he produced a point-per-game in 12 regular season games and then went onto score 26 points in 23 playoff games with Mount Forest in the 2017 PJHL playoffs.
He continued to have success with the Patriots the following season in 2017-18 as he produced 54 points and added 23 playoff points.
Cribbin attended Briercrest College in Caronport, Sask. last season where he played 13 games for the school’s hockey team and had seven points. He rejoined the Patriots at the end of the 2018-19, only to lead the club in playoff points with 30 in just 16 games. His incredible offensive output earned Cribbin Playoff MVP honours with the Patriots.
Cribbin’s leadership abilities led to him being named an assistant captain with the Patriots in 2019-20. He is described by his peers as a loyal teammate who is always happy to support his teammates and is inclusive of all players.
As a volunteer, Cribbin has been involved with Norwell High School sports programs and Assisted at Hockey Camps with Elmira and Listowel hockey teams. He played his minor hockey with Drayton and Minto and suited up for the Huron Perth Lakers and Waterloo Warriors.
Cribbin was described by the Patriots as determined, self-confident and resilient during the nomination process. The club also says the Drayton, Ont. native has shown himself to be a dedicated player and devotes his time and energy to be the best player possible.
In 2019-20, Cribbin commenced an electrician apprenticeship and is currently employed by the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers.
Congratulations to Ryley Cribbin of the Mount Forest Patriots on being named the OHA’s Junior C Player of the Year.
Recent Winners – OHA Junior C Player of the Year
2014-15 Terry Snodden, Little Britain Merchants
2015-16 Chris Haigh, Glanbrook Rangers
2016-17 Dillon Liberty, Dresden Kings
2017-18 Brock MacDonald, Komoka Kings
2018-19 Carter Collinson, Wingham Ironmen
OHA AWARDS SCHEDULE
May 26 – Junior C Player of the Year
May 27 – Junior B Player of the Year
May 28 – Junior A Player of the Year
June 1 – Trainer of the Year & Coach of the Year
June 2 – OHA Top Prospects
June 3 – Donald Sanderson Memorial Award
June 4 – BJ Monro Memorial Award
June 5 – Officiating Awards