Newbridge Academy Midget Varsity Player Announcement – Riley Hurlbert
Riley is from Upper Tantallon NS, where he started playing Hockey for the Tasa Minor Hockey Association at the age of 5. He won the Provincial Championship with the Tasa PeeWee AAA team in 2015 and went on to a Silver Medal at the PeeWee AAA Atlantics.
The next step for Riley was Major Bantam, where he played two seasons with the Landworks Gulls Major Bantam Hockey Club. The 2015-2016 season earned the Gulls a Provincial Championship and a Bronze Medal at the Irving Oil Challenge Cup. He spent the 2016-2017 season wearing the “C” for the Gulls and earned a spot on the First Team All Star at the Provincial Championship.
Riley was a member of the U15 HNS team in 2016, winning a silver medal at the Atlantic Challenge Cup and recently attended the HNS High Performance U16 camp.
Riley attended Five Bridges Jr High this past year and is excited to start at Newbridge Academy in September. “I chose Newbridge because I feel it offers the best of both worlds. Being in an environment that allows me to focus on hockey and achieve academic success, it’s a great balance.”
“Riley is a big addition for Newbridge Academy and our team. After a great season with the Gulls and leading his team in goals and points Riley will bring leadership, great work ethic and will contribute offensively for us. Welcome to Newbridge Riley.”- Midget Varsity Head Coach Olivier Filion