Newbridge Academy Major Bantam Welcomes James Richards
The Major Bantam team is excited to announce that James Richards from Port Williams, Nova Scotia has committed to Newbridge Academy for 2018-2019. He is a hardworking, two-way forward with a great understanding of the game. James has had two very successful seasons with the Acadia Pee Wee AAA team, where he was among league leaders in goals, assists and points.
Head Coach Brandon Benedict is very happy that James has decided to play for the Newbridge Bantam team. “James is a player with a high-level hockey IQ and a great skill set. I feel he has the potential to grow and develop in many aspects of the game and I am very excited to work with him this upcoming season.”
James combination of individual skill and commitment to team play will make him a strong contributor to the Newbridge program. The coaches are both excited to have the roster taking shape. “ The pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together. Again, I want to make sure I get the proper guys- who are here for the right reasons- to develop them so that they reach their full potential individually and as a team,” said Benedict.
Quick Q&A with James
Favourite Subject: Social Studies
Favourite Hockey player: Nikita Kucherov
Favourite pre-game meal: Pasta
Favourite off-season activity: Golf