by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy
Two Years in a Row with a Bridgedale Grad Winning!
It was the ninth national championship for the Pioneers, tying for the most all time and capping off another amazing DU hockey season.
Both Sean (#2) and Jack (#4) are true freshmen, having played together the last two years at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program.
And this makes it two years in a row that a Bridgedale grad has hoisted the Championship trophy. Last year, Bridgedale grad Josh Lopina did it with UMass.
To win it all, DU had to beat a dominant Minnesota State University team with another Bridgedale connection, as their Hobey Baker winning goalie Dryden McKay is the son of Bridgedale goalie instructor Ross McKay.
Sean was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in last year's NHL Draft. He was selected 61st overall in the Second Round.
Jack, who won't turn 19 until October, is eligible for this summer's NHL Draft and is likewise expected to be a high draft choice.
"Both Jack and Sean were exemplary student-athletes at Bridgedale," said Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin. "They arrived to school each and every day with an excellent attitude and with a determination to take advantage of the opportunities their parents presented them with by sending them to Bridgedale."
"Both these young men are class acts and testaments to their wonderful parents."
Jack's parents, Ted and Val, and Sean's parents, Kyle and Caryn, of course made the trips to Loveland, Colorado for the regionals and then to Boston for the Frozen Four to cheer their sons on. (You can see them pictured after winning, posing with their sons and daughters to the right.)
Bridgedale Academy is proud to congratulate these two fine young men and their families.
Congratulations to Sean Behrens (and his parents Kyle and Caryn) and Jack Devine (and his parents Ted and Val) on their outstanding accomplishments.
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Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy
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