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Ottawa 67’s Academic Spotlight

The Ottawa 67’s organization makes the education of their players a top priority while playing for the team. Over the past year, even during the difficult circumstances of COVID-19 and not being on the ice, the high school and post-secondary players have been studying hard while completing all of their courses either virtually or online and have reached many educational milestones.

We’d like to thank Blyth Academy Ottawa for their help in supporting and providing a top educational experience to our high school players particularly with the educational challenges everyone has had to deal with since March 2020.

Throughout the OHL each Team nominates a player monthly for an Academic Award with a Division Academic Award once per season. Nominations are awarded for top grades and effort leading to academic success.  At the end of each season, Teams forward the names of their most academically successful players for the following awards: Ivan Tennant for best high school student, Roger Neilson for best university student, and the Bobby Smith Award for best student-athlete. Each player is awarded a plaque by their Team and their name is forwarded to the OHL to be considered for the League Awards. These are prized awards and are (normally) presented at the annual League meetings.

Here are the Monthly Academic Award winners so far this school year.

February 2021

Thomas Sirman has been named the recipient of the OHL’s East Division Academic Award for the month of February with an 85% average at Blyth Academy.

Thomas has completed five university level high school credits at Blyth Academy Ottawa in Advanced Functions, Society Challenge and Change, Biology, English and French and holds an overall average of 85%. He is currently taking Grade 12 Economics and Food and Nutrition with plans to graduate a semester early.

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January 2021

Brenden Sirizzotti graduated from Grade 12 at Blyth Academy Ottawa a full semester early.

Ottawa 67's drop the game 3-2 on a terrible non-tripping call on Oshawa. Stinky.

December 2020

Jack Matier is completing Grade 12 virtually at Blyth Academy Ottawa.

Ottawa 67's start afresh with a 7-4 win over Owen Sound.

November 2020

Steven Laforme is completing Grade 12 virtually at Blyth Academy Ottawa.

October 2020

Adam Varga continues his courses at the University of Maryland in Business.

The Ottawa 67's lose their second consecutive game with a 4-2 loss to the London Knights


About Blyth Academy

Blyth Academy The Glebe follows the Ministry curriculum guidelines, with the advantage of small class sizes and experiential learning, connecting the curriculum to real-life. Beginning in Grade 9, students benefit from 4 terms per year, with 2 subjects per term. Grades 9 and 10 students focus on 2 academic subjects in the morning, followed by a very active Foundations Program to build study and life skills.

Blyth Academy The Glebe is a flourishing private high school conveniently located in Lansdowne Park, on Bank Street surrounded by modern amenities, 40-acres of urban park, including the Rideau Canal, and vibrant all-ages entertainment complex. Steps away is the TD Place Stadium and Arena complex where our student-athletes from the Ottawa 67’s practice and compete.

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