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    Friday, March 15, 2019

    5 Bridgedale Grads Invited to NTDP Eval Camp

    Camp takes place March 21-25, 2019

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy



    We are proud to congratulate five (5) Bridgedale Academy graduates who have been invited to USA Hockey's National Team Development Program (NTDP) Evaluation Camp later this month. 

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    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    Spring Hockey and Beyond

    Getting to the Next Level

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy

     

    How can a player get to the next level?

    Every year thousands of youth hockey players try out for their next season’s teams. Virtually all are trying to “get to the next level.” In Illinois the next level might be AAA, or it might be their club’s Central States or Gold level teams. In some cases it might simply be making that first travel team.

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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    The 7 Keys of a True Hockey Mindset

    How can a youth hockey player "guarantee" his own success?

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy

     

    What kind of mindset does a player need to realize his full potential?


    The burden of doing what is necessary to an athlete's development falls squarely on the shoulders of the individual athlete.

    Parents indeed do play a crucial role when the athlete is younger. But ultimately it is up to the athlete to do what he must to turn his potential into reality.

    To do this the athlete must develop a certain mindset.

    It is a mindset that will allow the player to do those 7 key things that "must" be done, i.e. for the player to eventually realize his full potential.

    And ultimately, this mindset is dependent on what I'll call a "crucial understanding."

    First I'll address the 7 "keys" ... and then the crucial understanding. 

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    Friday, February 22, 2019

    Sample Bridgedale On-Ice Training Session

    See for yourself why Bridgedale Academy is so incredible


    Bridgedale Academy offers the best of both worlds to 5th thru 8th graders:

    - an outstanding classical-based education

    - the best on-ice and off-ice training available anywhere.

     

    Learn more:

    Training Elite Student Athletes

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    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    Bridgedale's 8th Grade English w/ Mrs. Kuhl

    See for yourself why Bridgedale Academy is so incredible


    Bridgedale Academy offers the best of both worlds to 5th thru 8th graders:

    - an outstanding classical-based education

    - the best on-ice and off-ice training available anywhere.

     

    Learn more:

    Training Elite Student Athletes

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    Friday, January 4, 2019

    First-Hand Accounts: Why Parents Love Bridgedale

    See for yourself why Bridgedale Academy is so incredible


    Bridgedale Academy offers the best of both worlds to 5th thru 8th graders:

    - an outstanding classical-based education

    - the best on-ice and off-ice training available anywhere.

     

    Learn more:

    Training Elite Student Athletes

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    Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Bridgedale Grad Jacob Perreault OHL Rookie of Month

     Leading Rookie Scorer in CHL had 17 points in 10 games in December


    Bridgedale Academy grad Jacob Perreault, standout forward for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League, was named OHL Rookie of the Month for December of 2018.

    Jacob continues to lead the entire CHL in rookie scoring.

    Read more here.

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    Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Bridgedale Grads Wilde and Perreault Honored by OHL

    Wilde Top Defenseman and Perreault Top Rookie for December, 2018


    Bridgedale Academy grads Bode Wilde and Jacob Perreault were honored by the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) as Performers of the Month for December.

    Bode, standout defenseman for the Saginaw Spirit, and Jacob, standout rookie forward for the Sarnia Sting, were named OHL Defenseman of the Month and OHL Rookie of the Month respectively.

    Read more here.

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    Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Bridgedale Grad Spencer Stastney at Winter Classic

     Leads Blackhawks onto ice at iconic Notre Dame Stadium


    Bridgedale Academy grad Spencer Stastney, standout defenseman for the #6 Ranked University of Notre Dame Hockey Team, had the honor of leading the Chicago Blackhawks onto the ice at iconic Notre Dame Stadium for the 2019 NHL's Winter Classic.

    Read more here.

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    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Bridgedale Grad Brady Smith to Colorado College

    Defenseman will start at CC in 2019-20

    by Mike McPartlin, Headmaster, Bridgedale Academy


    We are proud to congratulate Bridgedale Academy grad Brady Smith, who will start his Division 1 NCAA hockey career next season at Colorado College. 


    Brady, from Bloomington, IL, is now with the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL. He is a powerful, smooth skater known for his puck movement and strong shot.

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

    Brady recently de-committed from the University of Wisconsin where he'd originally intended to go, committing while still only an 9th grader at Bridgedale.

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