Playoff hero David Choinière re-signs with Forge FC Hamilton

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Published January 19, 2023 at 1:05 pm

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Forge FC brought back its most clutch goal scorer. David Choinière signed a multi-year deal to remain in Hamilton. (Photo by Jojo Qian/Forge FC Hamilton)

Forge FC’s clutch goal scorer is returning for his fourth season with the Hamilton-based Canadian Premier League club.

Announced Thursday, David Choinière signed a multi-year contract after scoring in Forge’s Semi-Final and Final victories last season, earning the club its third championship in four seasons.

Choinière was named Most Valuable Player in Forge’s 2-0 win over Atletico Ottawa in the CPL Final.

“Big Game” Dave is the only CPL player to score in the Concacaf Champions League with a goal against Mexican giant Cruz Azul at the Estadio Azteca.

“We are extremely happy to have David continue with us in Hamilton,” said Costa Smyrniotis, Forge’s director of football and business. “David has played such an important role in the early success of our club, and we look forward to continued success together in the coming years.”

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Choinière, 25, has made 105 total appearances for Forge FC over four seasons (2019-22), including 81 in league play, 15 in Concacaf League, two in Concacaf Champions League, and seven Canadian Championship matches. He has 19 goals and 12 assists with Forge.

The 5-foot-7 native of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, has also made five appearances, including one start, over three seasons (2016-18) with Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact, now known as CF Montreal.

Internationally, Choinière was called up by Canada’s national soccer team during a friendly against Jamaica in 2017. He debuted in the Canadian youth program in 2012 at the Copa de México de Naciones.

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