The Blyth Bruins Hockey team continued its winning ways on October 25th with a hard fought 3-1 win over a feisty Appleby College Senior team. The rivalry between these two competitors was certainly evident throughout the game. It was a physical event from the start with the added bonus of excellent goal tending at both ends and numerous momentum changes throughout the game.

Dom Procopio and Dylan Cancilla led the Bruin’s charge with a goal and an assist each with Jacob Ovens tallying once for the Blyth side. Individual assists were credited to Matt Sceirko, Austin McEnemy, and Colby Shatila.

Appleby’s lone goal was recorded by Alex Stewart assisted by Dan Devlin.

The two teams met again for a rematch this past Friday at the Wave Twin Rinks.

Despite a very determined effort by the Appleby squad, the Blyth Bruins emerged victorious winning 2-0.

Dom Procopio and Dylan Cancilla tallied for the Bruins. Blake Bailey contributed 2 assists with single helpers going to Colby Shatilla and Matt Sceirko.

John Jefferies turned in an excellent effort in goal to record the shutout.

Blyth will be hosting Abbey Park High school tonight, and Holy Trinity High school tomorrow in exhibition play.

The Blyth Academy Bruins are venturing to Prague, Czech Republic this coming March for a sport and cultural tour that includes series of games, a tournament and sight seeing in Prague and the Czech Republic. Fundraising has already started with the first Annual Blyth Academy Golf Tournament that was held at Hidden Lake Golf Club on Thanksgiving weekend. The team (players, parents and coaches) would like to thank the participants and also the sponsors for this event. Our sponsors included Pyramid Pumps, Tender Choice Foods, AM Wholesale Meats Inc., and Sports Tours International.

To support the Czech Hockey tour, the Blyth Parent Fundraising committee is currently selling Bobby Orr’s recently published autographed biography. For more information on how to purchase this book please contact Leanne More at leannemore@hotmail.com.

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. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!