Barrie Colts Hockey Academy Now Accepting Applications for 2014-2015

The Barrie Colts offer a unique, elite athletic program that operates in conjunction with local boutique private school, Blyth Academy Barrie. This one-of-a-kind opportunity allows students from Grades 6-12 to enjoy world-class Hockey training during the morning, and attend afternoon school classes in a personalized, small-class learning environment at Blyth.

Barrie resident, Dale Hawerchuk, Head Coach of the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League, is the Head of Athletic Training at the Hockey Academy where student athletes will receive training at the highest level. Dale played 16 seasons in the NHL and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001. A master motivator, Dale brings a wealth of experience to the rink and has a reputation for getting the most out of every student of the game. Most recently Dale Hawerchuk re-signed a new three-year contract to stay on as the Head Coach of the Barrie Colts and will remain on board with Blyth Academy.

Students will spend every weekday morning in on-ice or dry-land training with Dale Hawerchuk and other Colts instructors before moving to Blyth Academy Barrie for their afternoon class schedule. The school year is made up of four 10-week sessions beginning in September 2013 and concluding in June 2014, and students may register for one or all of the sessions available.

Blyth Academy Barrie is conveniently located near the shores of Kempenfelt Bay and Centennial Park, providing ideal surroundings for experiential learning. Students will enjoy the advantages of immersion in a dynamic and growing urban centre with easy access to the lush natural environment that is characteristic of the Georgian triangle. Opened in September 2012, the campus accommodates both full-time and part-time students from grades 6 through 12 providing individualized timetabling, one on one counseling and a superior university/college preparatory curriculum.

In addition to the Athletic program in Barrie, Blyth also offers a Foundations Program in grades 9 and 10.

Blyth Academy follows a unique 4-term approach with 2 to 3 courses per term that is especially advantageous to anyone who wants flexibility in their academic program. For more information, or to enrol in the Barrie Colts Hockey Academy, send an email to:

Tel: (416) 960-3552 x20

About Blyth Academy
Blyth Academy is a boutique private high school with 7 campus locations in southern Ontario focusing on personalized and experiential learning. Blyth believes in small class sizes, dynamic teaching and a nurturing environment where all students are encouraged to reach their potential. Students are engaged by innovative curriculum and integrated programs offered in association with local partners. Our educational rigour was recently affirmed by Queen’s University when they joined us in creating Queen’s Blyth Worldwide.

Every year 95% of Blyth students are accepted to the University of their First Choice.


GRADES: 6-12

ENROLMENT: 520 campus wide


CAMPUSES: Barrie, Burlington, Lawrence Park, Port Credit, Thornhill, Yorkville, Whitby