Now 7 Bridgedale grads with NTDP ties
by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy
We are proud to congratulate three (3) Bridgedale Academy graduates who have been chosen to compete for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program (NTDP) for the 2019-20 season.
The announcement that Sean Behrens, Jack Devine and Colby Saganiuk had been selected to be on next season's Under-17 team makes it seven (7) Bridgedale Academy grads who will have played for the NTDP.
They will etch their names alongside the likes of Jacob Pivonka (Notre Dame), Spencer Stastney (Notre Dame), Bode Wilde (NY Islanders signee) and Zak Karpa (future Princeton) as Bridgedale grads to compete for the NTDP.
Sean, Jack and Colby were selected from among the 52 young men invited to participate in last month's NTDP Evaluation camp.
Sean is a defenseman who played during the 2018-19 season for the Chicago Mission U16s, Illinois and Central District Champions. He has given his verbal commitment to play his D1 NCAA Hockey at the University of Denver.
Sean attended Bridgedale Academy for three years.
Jack is a forward who played during the 2018-19 season for the Chicago Mission U15s, national semi-finalists at the recent USA Hockey National Championships. Like Sean, he too has given his verbal commitment to play his D1 NCAA Hockey at the University of Denver.
Jack attended Bridgedale Academy for two years.
Colby is a forward who played during the 2018-19 season for the Pittsburgh Pens Elite U16s, this year's USA Hockey National Champion. He is not yet college committed.
Colby attended Bridgedale Academy for three years.
"We are very proud of these outstanding young men and what they have accomplished,” said Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin.
Congratulations and good luck to Sean (and his parents Kyle and Caryn), Jack (and his parents Ted and Val) and Colby (and his mom Candace and grandpa Rocky) on their outstanding achievement.
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