Blyth Academy Bruins Adds U14 Prep Bruins 2020-2021

Blyth Academy Bruins U14 Prep hire Kyle Allen to take the lead into the 2020-2021 season.

The U14 Blyth Academy Prep Bruins are here! The newly expanded Burlington Prep hockey team will add to the already U16 and U18 existing teams. The Blyth Academy Bruins U14 program is beyond excited to get rolling, recruit and hit the ground running in the Prep School Hockey Federation Conference. Head Coach, Kyle Allen, says, “We will compete hard day in and day out, straight out of the gates.” 

Director of Sports Operations, Anthony Miele, commented, “We are very excited about our U14 Blyth Academy Bruins Prep team and look forward to developing another great group of young athletes.”   

Nicholas Rotondi, coach of the Blyth Academy Bruins U16 & U18 teams and General Manager of the U14 team says, “Kyle’s enthusiasm, ability to connect with young players, and knowledge of skill development make him the number one candidate for this position, no question.” 

Allen, a Hamilton native, has nine years of coaching experience with the Hamilton Huskies and Stoney Creek Minor Hockey. He is also a Hockey Canada Certified Skills Coach, and works with various organizations in the Golden Horseshoe for N’Ice Stix Hockey.   

“Kyle is a professional hockey person and a well-rounded players’ coach who has been teaching hockey players in Southern Ontario for almost a decade. From house league to Elite AAA, Kyle’s unique approach to hockey development, combined with his vast hockey knowledge and expertise of the game, makes him a great fit for our program,” said Rotondi. 

“I am extremely excited and honored for the opportunity to join the Blyth Academy Bruins Prep Hockey Program. The Blyth Academy program carries a history of success and I look forward to the challenge and aiding in the development of these young student-athletes as they move towards their Junior Hockey and Collegiate careers,” commented Allen. 

Joining Allen on the Blyth Academy U14 Bruins Staff will be Assistant Coach, Nelson Parker, and General Manager and Skills Coach, Nicholas Rotondi. 

Blyth Academy Burlington is the academic partner of the Blyth Academy Bruins, offering flexible schedules to accommodate both academics and elite athletic training. Our aim is to create a challenging and supportive learning environment where instructors, coaches and students work together with the goal of achieving academic and athletic excellence. 

The Bruins are excited for the start of the 2020-2021 season: stay tuned for updates and further information on player signings, schedule and community events on the new website at

Blyth Academy is a private high school in Ontario with ten campuses. Each school is designed to be a community of 100-200 students and has truly small class sizes. Blyth Academy offers a comprehensive full-time program, as well as night school, private courses, summer school, and online classes.

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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