Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that Nate Berke (Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images) of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres has been named the Warrior North-West Conference Player-of-the-Month for January after he tallied 24 points during 11 games. His 18 assists were tops in the 22-team OJHL. His six goals included two game-winners.
In his third season with the Jr. Sabres, the 20-year-old – he turns 21 Feb. 16 – from Williamsville, NY has amassed 68 points during 41 regular season games. His 47 assists are tied for second most in the league. He’s fifth in the points race.
His best game of the month? Berke scored two goals and assisted on the other two as Buffalo defeated the top-ranked team in the OJHL, the Oakville Blades, Jan. 25.
Berke had previous seasons of 12 then 37 points, respectively.
The 6-foot-3 winger played high school hockey for Williamsville South and St. Joseph’s, both in suburban Buffalo.
Buffalo teammate Matteo Costantini was the conference player of the month in December.
Ryan Rosborough of the Markham Royals was runner-up to Berke as the North-West Conference Player-of-the-Month. The 19-year-old from Mount Brydges, near London, had six goals, including a shorthanded marker, and 11 assists in 12 games. The 6-foot-2 forward joined the Royals last season from the Jr. B St. Thomas Stars.
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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 22 member clubs. A proud member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League and Ontario Hockey Association, the OJHL was originally named the Ontario Provincial Junior ‘A’ Hockey League, 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 had more than 135 commitments in 2018-19, including 65 NCAA Division I scholarships.
(OJHL/Jr. Sabres photo)