Three Bridgedale Grads Drafted by NHL

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Posted by Mike McPartlin on Jun 27, 2018 3:49:37 PM

    Bode Wilde, Jacob Pivonka and Spencer Stastney

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy


    1 1 1 2018 NHL Draft BABridgedale Academy is proud to announce that three (3) of its recent graduates were selected in the recent NHL Draft. 

    Bode Wilde was selected in the 2nd Round, 41st overall, by the New York Islanders

    Jacob Pivonka was selected in the 4th Round, 103rd overall, also by the New York Islanders.

    Spencer Stastney was selected in the 5th Round, 131st overall, by the Nashville Predators.

    All three young men competed for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program (NTDP) the last two seasons. They left Bridgedale after their 10th grade to join the NTDP in 2016.

    Jacob and Spencer will begin their NCAA D1 college careers this fall at the University of Notre Dame. Bode recently de-committed from the University of Michigan and is weighing his options.

    We at Bridgedale are very proud of these young men and wish them the very best as they move into the next phase of their remarkable young lives.


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    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, Latin School and Providence Catholic. We pride ourselves on being the top youth hockey prep school in the nation. Eleven (11) 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 and will begin their college playing careers in 2018-19, two at Notre Dame and one at Michigan.
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