5 Bridgedale Grads Phase 1 USHL Drafted

    Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Posted by Mike McPartlin on May 9, 2019 12:04:00 PM

    Burnside, Haskins, Rivelli, Silich & Williams Make their Mark

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy 


    Bridgedale Academy is extremely proud to congratulate 5 of its graduates who were recently drafted in Phase 1 of the USHL Draft. The five, Davis Burnside, Tyler Haskins, Dominick Rivelli, Jack Silich and Gunnar Williams, are all 2003 birth year student-athletes. 

    “This was an outstanding group,” said Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin. “They were sponges in the sense that they were open to input, and willing to make changes to improve. We saw it in their dedication, focus and maturity - as athletes for sure, but also academically and as young men of character. We are very proud of them and their successes.” 

    Davis Burnside Bridgedale Academy Tri-City USHLDavis Burnside

    Davis signed as a tender with the Tri-City Storm, effectively becoming their 1st Round pick. Davis is verbally committed to the Ohio State University.

    "Investing in Bridgedale helped Davis immensely. He loved the experience and misses it every day, the whole thing, the academics, the peer group mindset. No doubt - Bridgedale had a huge impact getting him to where he is today.”

    Brad Burnside, Davis's Dad 



    Tyler Haskins

    Tyler Haskins Bridgedale Academy Madison USHLTyler was selected in the 2nd Round by the Madison Capitals. He was the 17th pick overall, and is verbally committed to the University of Michigan.

    “Thank you so much for all you did for Tyler! Bridgedale was the best choice we ever made for him and played a HUGE part in his development. He LOVED it there!”

    Bob Haskins, Tyler's Dad


    Dominick Rivelli

    Dominick Rivelli Bridgedale Academy Green Bay USHLDominick was selected in the 3rd Round by the Green Bay Gamblers, the 33rd pick overall, and is verbally committed to Miami University of Ohio. 

    “There is no doubt that Bridgedale made a big difference for him on the ice and in the classroom, as he was pushed daily to be his best. We are seeing first hand what can happen with excellent instruction and extra time spent working on skills. Dom loved every minute he was at Bridgedale and we cannot thank you enough for preparing him for whatever comes next.”

    Val Rivelli, Dominick's Mom


    Jack Silich

    Jack Silich Bridgedale Academy Youngstown USHLJack was selected in the 3rd Round by the Youngstown Phantoms, the 41st pick overall, and is verbally committed to Quinnipiac University.

    “One of the best decisions we ever made was to send Jack to Bridgedale Academy … an amazing education … extra daily on/off ice training during the school day … excellent coaching … brought his hockey game to a new level. Because of  Bridgedale his game and skill set drastically improved and helped him achieve his goal of verbally committing to Quinnipiac, and getting drafted to the USHL and the OHL."

    Penny Silich, Jack's Mom


    Gunnar Williams

    Gunnar Williams Bridgedale Academy Tri-City USHLGunnar was selected in the 8th Round by the Tri-City Storm, the 109th pick overall, and is not yet college committed.

    "Gunnar's background at Bridgedale was a huge contributing factor to his development. I can't say enough about the passion and enthusiasm of the Bridgedale staff. Just a class act.”

    Mark Williams, Gunnar's Dad


    (Three other 2003 birth year Bridgedale Academy grads, who would have been drafted, will already be competing in the USHL next season for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program.)


    Congratulations and good luck to Davis (his parents Brad and Tracy), Tyler (his parents Bob and Molly), Dominick (his parents Val and Larry), Jack (his parents Don and Penny) and Gunnar (his parents Mark and Tracy) on their outstanding achievement.


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    Open Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year at Bridgedale has already begun. And we continue to accept transfer students into our 5th, 6th and 7th grades for the 2018-19 School Year. 

    Bridgedale Academy is an all-boys school for athletes, a prep school for serious youth hockey players offering grades 5 through 8 each school year. In addition to our winning combination of sports and academics, we focus on leadership training. We use a classical academic curriculum and our graduates go on to attend some of the most prestigious high schools in the country, including Lake Forest Academy, Culver Military Academy, Shattuck St. Mary’s, Northwood School, Benet Academy, Fenwick Prep, St. Ignatius Prep, Marmion Academy, Latin School and Providence Catholic. We pride ourselves on being the top youth hockey prep school in the nation. Sixteen (16) of our former or current students have already received their NCAA Division 1 college hockey commitments. Three (3) of our graduates competed for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. Two (2) now compete for the University of Notre Dame. One just signed his entry-level contract with the NHL New York Islanders. Several Bridgedale grads are now playing junior hockey, including in the USHL, the OHL and the NAHL.
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