Newbridge Academy Welcomes Josie Purdy to the 2017-2018 Female Bantam Varsity Team
Prospect Bay’s native Josie Purdy will join the U14 lineup this upcoming season. A feisty forward who is hard on the forecheck and no stranger to the corners, Purdy looks forward to the challenge. Josie is a hardworking player with a very good skill set and excellent understanding of the game. She has the ability to see the ice very well and can quickly adapt to high pressure situations on the ice.
Former Coach Kirk Tomlinson- “Josie’s success throughout minor hockey and our spring season has been led by how well she has accepted and commanded the pressures and challenges of being a member of an elite group of hockey players. I feel very comfortable that Josie will have great success in her new endeavour as a member of Newbridge Academy and their hockey program”.
Purdy has spent her minor hockey days with the TASA Ducks, Bedford Blues and most recently was named Assistant Captain with the Metro West Force at the Peewee AA level. Over the last four years, Josie has had the opportunity to represent her team at the Provincial Championships three times. She has had success playing internationally in numerous tournaments such as the Rush Rising Stars and has won championships at the AAA level with the NS Stars 04.
Outside of the rink; Josie has also found success in dance, competing both nationally and internationally for Hip Hop, Jazz and Lyrical. She enjoys soccer, track and field, boating and spending time with her family and friends.
Future goals for Josie include working towards an athletic/academic scholarship. With her sights set on NCAA or CIS Varsity hockey, she is looking forward to combining post-secondary education and working towards a career in Administration and supporting children with disabilities.
“Over the last couple of years and into this past spring I had a lot of time to watch Josie play and development into the spark plug like player that she is. She plays tough and playing tough is the mark of a player with a great work ethic. I am looking forward to coaching Josie this year and happy that Newbridge Academy is the place that she will develop in academics and in the game.” – Paddy Flynn, Head Coach, Newbridge Academy Varsity Female Hockey
“We are excited for Josie to gain this opportunity to attend Newbridge and play with the U14 program. Josie has the fire in her heart and ice in her veins. We are enthusiastic with the opportunity to enhance Josie’s education through the academic program and become part of the Newbridge family”- The Purdy’s
Welcome back to Newbridge Academy Josie!
For further information contact:
Director of Varsity Hockey Programs