Bridgedale Grad Tyler Haskins Chooses Denver

    Posted on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 8:44 AM

    Posted by Mike McPartlin on Sep 16, 2022 8:44:34 AM

    On a Hockey Scholarship

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy

    Bridgedale grad Tyler Haskins Chooses DenverWe are proud to congratulate Bridgedale Academy grad Tyler Haskins as he begins his freshman year with defending NCAA National Champion Denver University.

    Tyler joins fellow Bridgedale grads Sean Behrens and Jack Devine, now both sophomores with DU's powerhouse program.

    Originally from Rochester, MN, Tyler attended Bridgedale while competing for the Chicago Mission '03 birth year teams. 

    For the last two seasons, Tyler played in the United States Hockey League. He tallied 45 points (20g/25a) in 52 games for the Madison Capitals during the 2021-22 season, helping lead them to the USHL's Clark Cup finals.

    He also played for USA Hockey's Under-17 Select Team at the 2019 Five Nations Tournament in Fussen, Germany, winning a Silver Medal.

    While an 8th grader at Bridgedale and still only 14 years old, the highly sought-after Tyler was recruited by the University of Michigan and verbally agreed to become a Wolverine. Late this spring, however, he reopened his recruitment, testing the waters and even thinking he might return to to Madison for another year in the USHL.

    But things changed quickly for Tyler when Denver called and offered him a spot on the Pioneers' 2022-23 squad. "When I got the call from Denver it was just a huge opportunity that I couldn't resist," he said.

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

    "Tyler is a gifted athlete and an excellent hockey player," said Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin. "He combines his quickness and speed with outstanding skills and game savvy, and he tops it off with a high-end compete level."

    "I'm so happy to see Tyler having so much success both academically and athletically," added Christina Di Pauli, Bridgedale's Academic Dean. "He was always respectful of what needed to be done both as a student and as an athlete, and it's wonderful to see it all pay off for him."

    Congratulations to Tyler (and his parents Bob and Molly) on his scholarship to Denver University.


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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 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. 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. Two (2) 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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