Behrens and Devine - National Champions!

    Posted on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 9:30 AM

    Posted by Mike McPartlin on Apr 18, 2022 9:30:00 AM

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy

    Two Years in a Row with a Bridgedale Grad Winning!


    Bridgedale grad Sean Behrens hoists NCAA Trophy

    Earlier this month, Bridgedale grads Sean Behrens and Jack Devine and their Denver University teammates beat Minnesota State to win the NCAA Division 1 National Championship.

    It was the ninth national championship for the Pioneers, tying for the most all time and capping off another amazing DU hockey season.

    Bridgedale grad Jack Devine hoists NCAA TrophyBoth 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.

    Bridgedale grad Sean Behrens and FamilySean 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."

    Jack Devine Photo w Family"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.


    At Bridgedale we are committed to the development of our young student-athletes, helping them to develop their physical and mental skills so they can perform at their best when it matters most, no matter the arena of life that challenges them. If you would like to learn more about Bridgedale Academy, please click the button below so we can schedule a time to chat.
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    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, St. Francis, Latin School and Providence Catholic. We pride ourselves on being the top youth hockey prep school in the nation. More than (20) of our former or current students have already received their NCAA Division 1 college hockey commitments. Seven (7) of our graduates competed for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. Several have been NHL-drafted and two have already signed their entry-level contract with the NHL. Numerous Bridgedale grads are now playing NCAA D1 and D3 hockey as well as junior hockey, including in the USHL, the OHL and the NAHL.
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