Newbridge Academy Varsity Prep is very happy to announce the return of senior Christopher Piche for the 2017-2018 season
Piche, who is from Ferme-Neuve, Quebec, first came to Newbridge Academy last year to play with the U16 Midget program. Before coming east, Chris was a member of the Selects Du Nord hockey club, where he won the Dodge Cup championship as a 15 year old in the Midget Espoir ranks. Last Season, Chris was an assistant captain with the U16 team and was also their leading scorer and team MVP. He was also chosen to play in the ECEL All-Star game. Finally, he played in numerous games with the U18 club, helping the team to the Semi-Finals of the East Coast Ice Jam, as well as a championship at the Leo Boivin Showcase.
In addition to being a great player, Chris is an excellent student. In the eigth grade, he won the academic excellence award for his school. In the tenth grade, he was the recipient of a scholarship from the athletes foundation of his region of Quebec. Last year, as a grade 11 student at Newbridge, he received a medal from the University of Waterloo thanks to his results on their nation-wide mathematics test. Finally, he was the recipient of the Newbridge Academy Chairman’s award, as well as one of the winners of the Newbridge Academy
Chris has his sights set on playing NCAA hockey, even turning down an invitation to Halifax Mooseheads training camp this past summer. Instead, he wants to continue his pathway to academic and athletic success: “I happily made the decision to return to Newbridge Academy because I know that it is the best way to reach my short term and long term goals. As a returner, I am already familiar with the teachers, the students, and the hockey program, so it is obviously an advantage. I’m honoured to be back and also very optimistic about the upcoming season.”- Christopher Piche.
Head Coach, Matt Anthony, believes that Piche is a perfect example of a student-athlete: “Chris is a very mature, hard-working, well-rounded individual. He strives for excellence on the ice and in the classroom, and he also pushes his peers to be at their best. He was a well deserving recipients of many accolades both athletically and academically last year at Newbridge, and I fully expect him to continue that trend with my team this year. He will be counted on heavily to be a leader on and off the ice for our program.”