Bridgedale Grad Jack Devine Commits to Denver

    Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12:09 PM

    Posted by Mike McPartlin on Aug 17, 2018 12:09:23 PM

    On a Hockey Scholarship

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy

    Bridgedale Academy grad Jack Devine Commits to DenverBridgedale Academy grad Jack Devine has given his verbal commitment to play his Division 1 NCAA hockey at Denver University

    Jack, an outstanding forward who is recognized nationally at the Bantam Major level, becomes the 12th Bridgedale grad to have earned his D1 scholarship.

    (Click to see all Bridgedale's college commitments.)

    He was also a High Honors student at Bridgedale.

    "Jack Devine is on his way to becoming the epitome of a team leader whose play does the talking. A Messier type center, he can play any way you like him to. Skilled, tenacious and gritty, you get the full 200ft from Jack," says Gino Cavallini, coach of the Chicago Mission Bantam Major 03s team for which Jack competed last season.

    Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin echoed these sentiments. 

    “Jack is a terrific hockey player,” said McPartlin. "He has a very high hockey IQ and a motor that never quits. He combines great tenacity with an outstanding skills set. He's a slick player, but he also has a grittiness about him that makes him strong defensively and hard to play against."

    Jack is also an outstanding student, having earned academic High Honors every trimester at Bridgedale.

    "Jack is a quality person through and through and was a pleasure to have at Bridgedale Academy,” added McPartlin. “He will absolutely excel at Denver University.”

    Congratulations to Jack (and his parents Ted and Val) on his commitment to Denver University.


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    Bridgedale Academy Classical Education for Middle School hockey players

    Bridgedale Academy is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 School Year. 

    Bridgedale Academy is an all-boys school for athletes, a prep school for serious youth hockey players. We will offer grades 5 through 8 in the 2018-19 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 midwest, 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. Thirteen (13) of our former or current students have already received their NCAA Division 1 college hockey commitments. Three (3) of our former students competed for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. Two (2) will begin their college playing careers in 2018-19 at Notre Dame. Several other Bridgedale grads will be playing junior hockey, including in the OHL, the USHL and the NAHL.
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