Bridgedale Grad Tanner Hartman Making an Impact at Hobart

    Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 4:15 PM

    Posted by Mike McPartlin on Dec 15, 2022 4:15:00 PM

    Mental Toughness and Determination

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy

    Bridgedale grad Tanner Hartman at  HobartBridgedale Academy grad Tanner Hartman is making an impact as a freshman on the Hobart Statesmen Men's Hockey Team at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

    The Statesmen have been ranked #1 in the USCHO D3 hockey poll, a position they've held for 5 consecutive weeks. Their 11-0-0 record reflects their lofty status and Tanner is presently 4th in scoring on the team.

    Tanner attended Bridgedale from 6th through 8th grades and for the last two years has competed for the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs of the National Collegiate Development Conference of the US Premier Hockey League, where he earned Player of the Game honors in the league's All-Star Game. Prior to juniors he competed for the Chicago Fury, where he was an alternate captain on their U18 team.

    A native of Chicago, IL, and younger brother of Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman, Tanner's three years at Bridgedale proved to be something of a turning point for him, this according to his mom Kim Hartman.

    "Tanner's time at Bridgedale was super valuable for him," says Kim. "He blossomed in many ways, not only athletically and academically of course, but also as a young man. Bridgedale allowed him to grow and mature at his own pace. He learned to take responsibility for himself, and he got tougher. And that made him so much more confident. It changed his life."

    Tanner in Crossover"Tanner is a shining example of what mental toughness and determination can do," said Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin. "He was something of a late bloomer and had to overcome a lot to get to where he's gotten. He just stayed the course and now he's making a huge positive impact for the top D3 college hockey team in the country."

    "To say we're proud of him would be a huge understatement," added McPartlin.

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    "Tanner struggled a bit with the transition when he first got to Bridgedale but in no time his talent and intelligence really came shining through," added Christina Di Pauli, Bridgedale's Academic Dean. "He really made the most out of his time at Bridgedale, excelling athletically, academically and as a person of outstanding character. We are delighted to see him excelling at Hobart."

    Congratulations to Tanner (and his parents Kim and Craig) on his achievements at Hobart College.


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    Bridgedale Academy is an all-boys school for athletes, a prep school for serious youth hockey players. We offer grades 5 through 8 and in addition to our winning combination of athletics 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. Twenty-three (23) of our former or current students have already received their NCAA Division 1 college hockey commitments. Seven (7) of our former students have competed for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. Four (4) of our grads have already signed their initial NHL contracts. Several are now playing NCAA D1 college hockey. Others are now playing D3 college hockey. More still are playing junior hockey, including in the OHL, the USHL and the NAHL.
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