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Blyth Academy Partners with the NHL and Hockey Equality to Provide Scholarships for Ontario BIPOC Youth Hockey Players 

Blyth Academy Partners with the NHL and Hockey Equality to Provide Scholarships for Ontario BIPOC Youth Hockey Players 

We've partnered with the NHL and Hockey Equality to provide full-ride scholarships for Ontario Black, Indigenous, and  People of Colour (BIPOC) youth hockey players!

"We are pleased to announce the partnership between Hockey Equality, the NHL, and Blyth Academy to provide scholarships to five excellent student-athletes at Blyth Academy Downsview Park for Elite Athletes,” says Pia Munther, Principal of Blyth Academy Downsview Park. “Hockey Equality works hard to create diversity in the game of hockey, which aligns with Blyth Academy’s values of equality and inclusion. These five students have been a welcome addition to our campus community.” 

What is the Hockey Equality Scholarship? 

The Hockey Equality Scholarship is an aid to help student-athletes of BIPOC background, in the Ontario hockey system, attain their athletic and academic goals by lowering financial barriers for education and elite hockey training. It is a one-year, full academic scholarship funded by both the NHL (50%) and Blyth Academy (50%) and facilitated by Hockey Equality. Through the scholarship, students-athletes receive Blyth Academy’s private education with access to small class sizes and one-on-one teacher support while also taking part in the campus’ daily advanced hockey training at The Scotiabank Pond with elite hockey coaches. Students also receive a custom hockey fitness training program in the campus’ on-site fitness facility and the campus meal plan, providing them with fresh and healthy snacks and lunches on-campus, every day. 

Take a close look at how these students are benefitting from the Hockey Equality Scholarship:

“At Blyth Academy Downsview Park, we have a strong commitment to offering outstanding education coupled with opportunities for student-athletes to engage in sports-specific and fitness training throughout their regular school day,” says Principal Pia Munther. “Our academic program runs from Grades 5-12 with a focus on preparing students for post-secondary education and career training. We have a unique opportunity to shape the trajectory of their growth with challenging learning experiences and opportunities for enrichment both in and out of the classroom.  It’s made possible with dedicated, experienced, and inspiring teachers and coaches who take pride in building lasting relationships with their students.” 

"...outstanding education coupled with opportunities to engage in training throughout a regular school day..."

Blyth Academy Downsview Park is an inclusive environment committed to guiding young athletes through their academic journey and supporting them in reaching their hockey goals. Campus alumni have been drafted to the NHL, OHL and NCAA Division 1 schools and compete at high-level international tournaments and sporting events.  

Wish to apply for the 2023 Hockey Equality Scholarship?

The application for the 2023 Hockey Equality Scholarship opens in January 2023. For more information on eligibility, visit Additionally, make sure to learn more about our Elite Athletics programs at the Blyth Academy Downsview Park campus:

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