Since 1991 Bluechip Education has been Sweden's leading expert in USA student-athlete study abroad, helping over 7000 students in the past 22 years. This summer Bluechip will be hosting Sweden's Premier Hockey Showcase for boys ages 93-98. Tom Ward, Director of Hockey and Boy's Prep coach at Shattuck St. Mary's Preparatory Boarding School in Faribault, Minnesota will be in attendance to coach the showcase.
Shattuck St. Marys is North America's #1 youth hockey development program. Having won numerous U.S. Hockey National titles on both the men's and women's sides, many of SSM's players have moved on to represent their countries at the Olympics and World Championships. Since 1995 over fifty SSM players have been drafted by NHL franchises, including the likes of Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins), Zach Parise (Minnesota Wild), Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks), Derek Stepan (New York Rangers), Jack Johnson (Columbus Bluejackets), and Sweden's own Alexander Fällstrom (Boston Bruins).
Tom Ward is one of North America's premier authorities on youth hockey development. Outside serving 14 years as Head Coach of the SSM Boy's Prep team, Ward has also been the assistant coach of the U.S. National Junior team that won the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships. Ward has guided the SSM boy's hockey program to seven USA Hockey National Championships (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013)
Prior to coaching at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Ward served as an assistant coach for the NCAA Division 1 University of Minnesota men’s ice hockey team for four seasons (1995-99). He was also part of the coaching staff of the United States Hockey League’s St. Paul Vulcans for six seasons (1989-95), the last three campaigns as head coach and general manager.
Ward played for the University of Minnesota from 1982-85 and was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the ninth round (180th overall) of the 1982 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
In addition to Ward, Bluechip will also be welcoming a select group of collegiate hockey coaches to attend and observe the showcase. Showcase applications are still being accepted. For inquiries contact Joakim Frisk firstname.lastname@example.org
Read Tom Ward's exclusive Bluechip interview on the Shattuck St. Mary's Hockey Program HERE along with interviews from Alexander Fällstrom (Harvard and Boston Bruins) and Douglas Murray (Cornell and Pittsburgh Penguins) on their high school and collegiate student-athlete experiences in the U.S.A.
Bluechip är Sveriges ledande expert på studier i USA. Vi har över 22 års erfarenhet och har hjälpt över 7000 studenter att åka till USA för att studera.
Bluechips styrka är vår fokus på USA. Vi är specialister och jobbar endast med studier och USA. Vi jobbar inte med några andra länder, språkresor, utbytesprogram, au-pair eller works-study program.