The Blyth Academy Bruins prep team won 3 of the 4 tournament games at the Rochester, New York Showcase Hockey Tournament this past weekend which moved the team into 3rd place overall in the 10 team league.

It was the third tournament of the season in the National Junior Prospect U-18 Hockey League.

On Friday Nov 15, Blyth defeated Pittsburgh Predators 6-0 in the opening game then followed up with a come from behind 4-2 win over first place Richmond Generals in the night cap. Saturday’s first game saw the Bruins fall to second place Wheatfield Blades 4-1, but the team rallied in the evening game to defeat Florida’s North Broward Prep 4-1.

Tournament Statistics:

Jesse Hilton  4 goals 5 assists
James Thorpe  4 goals 5 assists
Ben Morris  2 goals 5 assists
Austin McEneny  2 goals 1 assist
Dom Procopio  1 goal 1 assist
Dave Kiss  2 assists
Liam Sweeney  2 assists
Colby Shatilla  1 goal
Dylan Cancilla  1 assist

The fourth NJPHL tournament for the Bruins will be in January when the team travels to South Bend, Indiana.

The team has a busy week this week with 3 games including St. Marcellinus from Mississauga on Tuesday, Burlington Nelson on Thursday, and Buffalo St. Francis on Sunday.

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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