Flynn To Beijing
Newbridge Academy would like to thank Paddy Flynn for his years of contribution toward the development of our hockey program! From everyone here, we would like to wish him all the best as he departs for China to continue his professional coaching career as a head coach within the Chinese Ice Hockey Federation.
Paddy Flynn has been with Newbridge Academy for the last six years, and in that time he has proved to be a valuable member of school and the hockey program. He worked with many of our students who moved on to successful positions with NCAA, QMJHL, and MHL teams. Paddy was a key figure in the development of the former Major Bantam franchise and our extremely successful varsity hockey program.
He has always demonstrated a high degree of skill as a bench coach during his time at Newbridge Academy, consistently showcasing his knowledge and passion for the game. Under his guidance, Newbridge Academy has witnessed a Prep School Hockey Federation (PSHF) male under 18 league championship title and a number of other high profile tournament wins, with both the female and male varsity programs.
Coach Flynn’s new assignment within the Chinese Ice Hockey Federation and as a member of the hockey development program for Beijing University is an exciting chapter in an already impressive coaching resume. Paddy will be part of a group of coaching professionals from Canada to form a hockey “think tank” for China as they push to the 2022 Olympics, hosted in Beijing. His guidance and expertise will be missed at Newbridge Academy, but we wish Paddy all the best with his new coaching assignment.