Bridgedale Showcase a Huge Success

    Posted on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11:15 AM

    Posted by Mike McPartlin on Mar 17, 2023 11:15:00 AM

    Student-athletes did themselves proud

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy

    Marmion Academy at Bridgedale ShowcaseOn the evening of Thursday, March 9th, Bridgedale Academy hosted its inaugural Bridgedale Showcase. The brainchild of the Bridgedale Parents Association, this event featured:

    1) on-ice sessions for the boys to show their skills; 

    2) numerous coaches from local high schools and hockey clubs; and

    3) a warm, collegial atmosphere conducive to making connections.

    Our 5th and 6th graders took the ice at 6:00pm and went through a series of drills before some full-ice scrimmaging and finally a cross-ice small area game.

    BA Showcase Cayden Scores on JohnnyThe 7th and 8th graders took the ice next, going through their own sequence of drills and tactical situations before doing their own 4-on-4 and 3-on-3 scrimmaging.

    Coaches and parents filled the stands at 7B's NHL side to watch as Headmaster Mike McPartlin put the boys through their paces.

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    Bridgedale Showcase Culver TableAfterwards, the boys headed upstairs to the restaurant area, which had been cordoned off for the event, for pasta, pizza and salads catered by Whiskey Hill Restaurant.

    Representatives from the Huskies Hockey Club, St. Rita HS, Providence Catholic HS, Marmion Academy, Fenwick HS and Culver Military Academy had all set up promotional tables and were able to speak with Bridgedale students and parents about their programs.

    Vashon v Harry at Showcase"This was a wonderful event and our student-athletes handled themselves extremely well," said Bridgedale Headmaster Mike McPartlin. "They truly showcased not only their abilities as hockey players on the ice, but also their maturity and class as they interacted with adult representatives from high schools and local organizations."

    "They presented themselves as respectful young men," added McPartlin. "The Bridgedale teachers, coaches and I are all very proud of them."


    Huge thanks to the Bridgedale Academy Parents Association and all the high schools and hockey organizations in attendance for making our inaugural Bridgedale Academy Showcase such a success.


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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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