Newbridge Academy student-athlete Dawson Blanchard commits to Pee Wee Major Varsity Program…
Dawson has had a love for hockey since the age of 18 months when he first stepped on the ice in his backyard rink. He first became involved with Newbridge Academy playing Mighty Hockey when he was 3. Over the years, Dawson has had great experiences with the Sackville minor hockey program from the time he started in IP through PeeWee AAA last year. He has played for many different spring hockey organizations such as NS Selects, NS Stars, Newbridge Jr. Gladiators and the Acadia Jr Axemen. These organizations have given him the opportunity to play in Atlantic Canada as well as Quebec, Portland, Maine and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“I have coached Dawson in the past through the Newbridge Academy Spring Hockey program. Dawson has shown great growth in his play. This year we will work with him to development the confidence and consistency that all young players should benefit from as he continues to move forward with his school and hockey experiences. Looking forward to Dawson being a part of our first varsity programming at the school.” ~Paddy Flynn, Director of Varsity Hockey Programs, Newbridge Academy~
Dawson started Newbridge Academy two years ago and loves going here. It is the next logical step is Newbridge Academy Varsity Hockey, combining excellence in academics and hockey. He has enjoyed his first couple of years at Newbridge. Dawson loves that “Newbridge has great teachers that help you learn and become a better student-athlete Newbridge has helped me to be less shy, especially when speaking in front of groups.”
Dwayne Blanchard, Dawson’s dad is happy to see his children flourish at school: “As a teacher myself, I have found Newbridge, with its small class size and the feeling of belonging, has been able to meet our kids’ needs at different levels and push them to achieve more. Also, the amount of daily physical activity that Newbridge provides has greatly enhanced our kids’ ability to be more focused and happy, thus more motivated to learn. They love school and are really looking forward to going back.”
In addition to hockey, Dawson enjoys playing ball hockey, tennis, soccer, baseball and is really looking forward to training camp to meet his new teammates.
For further information on the program contact:
Paddy Flynn, Director of Varsity Hockey Programs, Newbridge Academy
Phone: 902.789.4625 or 902.252.3339