On a Hockey Scholarship
by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy
This season Zack competes for the Chicago Mission U16 team. He is also likely to see time in the USHL this season, having been selected by the Souix Falls Stampede in the second round, the 17th pick overall. A talented offensive-minded defenseman, Zack becomes the 21st Bridgedale grad to have earned his D1 scholarship.
Zack attended Bridgedale Academy for two years, making huge strides and developing not only athletically and as a hockey player, but also as a student during his time at Bridgedale.
"Zack has been a big part of our Mission team over the last few years," says Yanic Perreault, Zack's coach the last two seasons at the Chicago Mission. "He has great offensive instincts, tremendous speed and a really good shot."
Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin talked about Zack's maturity and leadership.
“Zack was able to make the difficult transition from the very talented player who was able to get by on his talent, to the more complete, more mature impact player he now is,” said McPartlin. "His eyes and ears are wide open. He wants to learn and he's made the honest commitment to himself to do what is necessary to become a great player."
"The sky's the limit for Zack,” added McPartlin. “I believe he will be an impact player at Western Michigan, on the ice for sure but also in the locker room as a leader.”
Congratulations to Zack (and his parents Jim and Danielle) on his commitment to Western Michigan University.
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