Athletic Director Dave Ritcey Press Release
Newbridge Academy is very pleased to announce the hiring of Dave Ritcey. Trevor MacEachern, CEO of Newbridge Academy said “Dave has the experience to take our athletic programs to the next level and I am very proud that our school is attracting some of the best in their fields, whether it be in sport or in the classroom. I want all Nova Scotian’s to realize that it is not necessary to leave the Province or Country to get the best athletic and academic experience as we are right here.”
” I view this as a tremendous opportunity, ” said Dave Ritcey after being hired last week as Newbridge Academy’s Athletic Director.
Newbridge has hired Ritcey to oversee and help grow the Athletic programs, along with maintaining the successful hockey programs.
“I have been following Newbridge Academy for the last few years and the school is clearly committed to academic excellence and athletics for our student athletes. I look forward not only to helping maintain the standard, but working with our programs as we strive to reach new heights moving forward.
His extensive experiences in leadership roles with the Maritime Junior Hockey League, Canadian Junior Hockey League and most recently being named the Chairman of the Host Committee of the 2017 World Junior A Challenge will strengthen Newbridge Academy’s reputation as a leader in the Sports School System in the region.
Ritcey also brings with him over 20 years of coaching experience with a focus on the development. He has International experience with Hockey Canada including a Bronze Medal with Team Atlantic at the 2005 World Under 17 Challenge and in the past has worked with Hockey Canada’s National Under 18 team as a guest coach/evaluator at their summer camp.
Ritcey has also been involved with Hockey Nova Scotia’s High Performance and development programs.
Other Hockey experiences:
- Coach/Scout- Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. QMJHL
- Coach – Moncton/Amherst Maritime Junior Hockey League.
- Coach Pictou County Weeks, Nova Scotia Major Midget League.
Welcome to Newbridge Academy Dave!