Bulldogs to call Ancaster High home for classes

News Apr 29, 2015 by Richard Leitner Ancaster News

They’ll be Hamilton Bulldogs on the ice, but Ancaster Royals in the classroom.

Hamilton’s new Ontario Hockey League team has announced its school-aged players will call Ancaster High home for their studies this season.

The Bulldogs, relocated from Belleville, where they skated as the Bulls, will begin playing out of FirstOntario Centre this fall.

Jamie Nunn, the school’s acting superintendent, said 10 to 12 players are expected to attend Ancaster High and billet with families in the area.

He said the Bulldogs chose Ancaster because it’s within quick driving distance of FirstOntario Centre and Mohawk 4 Ice Centre for 3 p.m. daily practices.

Nunn said although “it will be fantastic” to have potential future NHLers at the school, Bulldogs coach and GM George Burnett made it clear education is a priority and he doesn’t want them to get special treatment.

Nunn said the players will likely take morning classes and complete their day with an afternoon or online class, but be expected to meet all high school requirements, including a mandatory 40 hours of volunteering.

“They’ve been very serious about school,” Nunn said, noting the players won’t be part of the school’s Hockey Canada program.

“They’ll still be doing their foundation work, reading in schools, the extracurriculars, the community involvement, all that volunteering,” he said.

“(George) even said to me, Jamie, ‘I don’t even want them congregated all in one class. I want them all integrated so they’re part of the Ancaster fibre.’”

For his part, Burnett said the team is “excited to begin a great relationship with the dedicated and committed staff at Ancaster High.”

“Developing the appropriate school relationship and forming an effective billet program for our players are two of the most crucial steps in establishing a successful OHL program,” he said in a news release.

Burnett said the Bulldogs plan to establish a billeting program for players shortly. Interested families can email info@hamiltonbulldogs.com for more information.

Bulldogs to call Ancaster High home for classes

News Apr 29, 2015 by Richard Leitner Ancaster News

They’ll be Hamilton Bulldogs on the ice, but Ancaster Royals in the classroom.

Hamilton’s new Ontario Hockey League team has announced its school-aged players will call Ancaster High home for their studies this season.

The Bulldogs, relocated from Belleville, where they skated as the Bulls, will begin playing out of FirstOntario Centre this fall.

Jamie Nunn, the school’s acting superintendent, said 10 to 12 players are expected to attend Ancaster High and billet with families in the area.

“They’ve been very serious about school.”

He said the Bulldogs chose Ancaster because it’s within quick driving distance of FirstOntario Centre and Mohawk 4 Ice Centre for 3 p.m. daily practices.

Nunn said although “it will be fantastic” to have potential future NHLers at the school, Bulldogs coach and GM George Burnett made it clear education is a priority and he doesn’t want them to get special treatment.

Nunn said the players will likely take morning classes and complete their day with an afternoon or online class, but be expected to meet all high school requirements, including a mandatory 40 hours of volunteering.

“They’ve been very serious about school,” Nunn said, noting the players won’t be part of the school’s Hockey Canada program.

“They’ll still be doing their foundation work, reading in schools, the extracurriculars, the community involvement, all that volunteering,” he said.

“(George) even said to me, Jamie, ‘I don’t even want them congregated all in one class. I want them all integrated so they’re part of the Ancaster fibre.’”

For his part, Burnett said the team is “excited to begin a great relationship with the dedicated and committed staff at Ancaster High.”

“Developing the appropriate school relationship and forming an effective billet program for our players are two of the most crucial steps in establishing a successful OHL program,” he said in a news release.

Burnett said the Bulldogs plan to establish a billeting program for players shortly. Interested families can email info@hamiltonbulldogs.com for more information.

Bulldogs to call Ancaster High home for classes

News Apr 29, 2015 by Richard Leitner Ancaster News

They’ll be Hamilton Bulldogs on the ice, but Ancaster Royals in the classroom.

Hamilton’s new Ontario Hockey League team has announced its school-aged players will call Ancaster High home for their studies this season.

The Bulldogs, relocated from Belleville, where they skated as the Bulls, will begin playing out of FirstOntario Centre this fall.

Jamie Nunn, the school’s acting superintendent, said 10 to 12 players are expected to attend Ancaster High and billet with families in the area.

“They’ve been very serious about school.”

He said the Bulldogs chose Ancaster because it’s within quick driving distance of FirstOntario Centre and Mohawk 4 Ice Centre for 3 p.m. daily practices.

Nunn said although “it will be fantastic” to have potential future NHLers at the school, Bulldogs coach and GM George Burnett made it clear education is a priority and he doesn’t want them to get special treatment.

Nunn said the players will likely take morning classes and complete their day with an afternoon or online class, but be expected to meet all high school requirements, including a mandatory 40 hours of volunteering.

“They’ve been very serious about school,” Nunn said, noting the players won’t be part of the school’s Hockey Canada program.

“They’ll still be doing their foundation work, reading in schools, the extracurriculars, the community involvement, all that volunteering,” he said.

“(George) even said to me, Jamie, ‘I don’t even want them congregated all in one class. I want them all integrated so they’re part of the Ancaster fibre.’”

For his part, Burnett said the team is “excited to begin a great relationship with the dedicated and committed staff at Ancaster High.”

“Developing the appropriate school relationship and forming an effective billet program for our players are two of the most crucial steps in establishing a successful OHL program,” he said in a news release.

Burnett said the Bulldogs plan to establish a billeting program for players shortly. Interested families can email info@hamiltonbulldogs.com for more information.