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Ailish Forfar

It's pronounced "Eh-Lish" 


I’m a proud alumni of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire where I played NCAA D-1 Ice Hockey for the Big Green, while a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.


After graduating in 2016, I moved back home to attend Ryerson University’s RTA Sport Media program and play two more seasons on the ice with the Ryerson Rams. 


I’m also an alumni of The Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario where I attended high school as a boarding student.


As an athlete, I have always been interested in the world of sport media across broadcasting, journalism, social media and marketing. 


I've been fortunate to find myself dabbling in all aspects throughout my professional career thus far since my first role as an intern in 2015. 


I've held various positions as a writer and journalist, on-air host and reporter, and content creator and social media manager.


I've worked on-site in some incredible places like the Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea, to the IIHF World Championship "bubble" in Latvia, and have even reported live on-camera while driving a jet-ski around the harbourfront in Downtown Toronto.



I collect vinyl albums and love discovering new music.


I’m passionate about fashion and style, and am always on the hunt for vintage sports gear. I also love to travel and have visited 17 countries so far! 


I started a handmade mask company with my mother throughout COVID-19 where we made over 7,000 masks and donated hundreds to individuals in need. 

I have a rescue cat named Bandit, and I'm one of those rare people who can be both a cat and dog person! 


My love for hockey spans back as early as I can remember, growing up in small town in Ontario and skating on our frozen pond with my brother.


I played boys AAA hockey until Grade 7, when I made the switch over to girls hockey. My high school years were spent playing for both the Toronto Aeros and Bishop Strachan, and I was fortunate to win a National Championship with Team Ontario and attend Team Canada camps.

I played three seasons with Dartmouth College in the NCAA, and red-shirted my sophomore season due to a season ending hip surgery. This allowed to continue playing for the Ryerson Rams after graduating, for two seasons in USports before my eligibility ended.

I continued my hockey ambitions after college by being drafted 9th overall to the Markham Thunder in the 2018 CWHL Entry Draft where I played one season before the league folded.


I was fortunate to be selected to Team Canada for the 2019 FISU Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia winning a silver medal. I’m a supporter of the PWHPA Professional Women’s Hockey Player’s Association where I am helping my teammates create a sustainable future for female hockey players.

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