Congratulations to the London Knights on their Overtime Mastercard Memorial Cup win on May 29th, 2016, and to Blyth Academy London’s, Mitch Marner, on being chosen as the 2016 Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year, and 2016 Mastercard Memorial Cup MVP.
Blyth Academy London is proud to be the home school and academic provider for the London Knights. Mitch Marner, Christian Dvorak, Brandon Crawley, Cliff Pu, Victor Mete, Robbie Thomas, and Evan Bouchard are just some of the players on this year’s outstanding London Knight hockey team that have completed high school, and earned their diploma at Blyth London. To accommodate for the balance of elite sport and schooling, the schedules of the players are arranged for back to back periods each day with a 1:15 dismissal time in order to make afternoon practice at Bud Gardens. With an academic calendar divided into four terms of 10 weeks each, the players can finish their classes at the end of April (end of Term 3) and focus entirely on playoffs.
Our Academic Advisor on staff works with the students to create schedules for assignments that may be delayed due to their game schedule, sits for once a week “study halls” at the arena, and communicates regularly with parents and billet parents about their progress. She is also their primary teacher and a big part of the network of support for these players.
Cliff Pu was selected as the OHL Academic Player of the Month this year for January and joins Owen McDonald and former Knight Drake Rymsha who have won this award in the past. Many of the players have achieved Ontario Scholar status as a result of their academic success. All eligible graduates will be pursuing their post-secondary degrees at Kings College in September.