Grabko, Glynn & Thiesing Getting Recognized
by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy
Bridgedale Academy is proud to congratulate 3 of its graduates who were recently drafted in Phase 2 of the USHL Draft. Two of the three, Nicky Grabko and Jimmy Glynn, are 2000 birth year student-athletes and the third, Therien Thiesing, is from Bridgedale's 2003 birth year group.
“The 2000's and the 03's were both outstanding groups,” said Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin, "and Nicky, Jimmy and Therien embody those same qualities of being unusually focused and mature at a young age. They are now reaping the benefits from their hard work and dedication. They are not only outstanding athletes, but also fine young men of good character. We are very proud of them and what they already have and will continue to accomplish.”
Nicky, a goaltender, was selected in the 4th Round by the Green Bay Gamblers, the 47th pick overall. Nicky now competes for the Minot Minotauros of the NAHL. He is not yet college committed.
“Thank you so much for all you did for Nicky. It can be tough for a goalie, but Bridgedale not only gave him the opportunity to train on a regular basis with a goalie instructor, but also he was able to compete on day-to-day with so many other outstanding players.”
Rob Grabko, Nicky's Dad
Jimmy, a forward, was selected in the 5th Round by the Fargo Force, the 67th pick overall. Jimmy now competes for the Jamestown Rebels in the NAHL. He is not yet college committed.
"Jimmy has worked very hard to get where he is today in his hockey career. He is a proud alumnus of Bridgedale Academy and credits Bridgedale with helping him tremendously during his three formative years there. As a parent, I know that Bridgedale prepared him not only athletically but also academically, both for the junior hockey he now plays and for college hockey in the years ahead.”
Mike Glynn, Jimmy's Dad
Therien, a defenseman was selected in the 8th Round by the Green Bay Gamblers, the 187th pick overall. Therien competes for the Chicago Mission of the HPHL. He is not yet college committed.
“Bridgedale was a perfect fit for Therien. The academics pushed him and the on-ice development at school was a great supplement to his team activities.”
Tricia Thiesing, Therien's Mom
Congratulations and good luck to Nicky (and parents Rob and Kim), Jimmy (and parents Mike and Jill) and Therien (and parents Chris and Tricia) on their outstanding achievement.
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