Athletic Lives of Distinction - M - Z
M - R

O’Brien, Jamie '86 - Hockey

Jamie O’Brien was captain of First Hockey in both Lower School and Upper School, two-time winner of the Headmaster’s Trophy, a major contributor to the success of Ridley’s football, track and rugby teams. His impressive athletic career continued at Middlebury College, where he played hockey, rugby and ran track. He credits his success to lessons learned at Ridley about the importance of self-discipline. He also fondly recalls a European tour with the First Hockey team, during which they went undefeated in a series of seven matches, including one against the Dutch Jr. National Team. Impressive to Jamie’s teenage self was the fight that broke out during one of those games and the dual Zambonis that resurfaced the ice between periods. A great friend and ambassador for the school.
 
“I learned that academics and athletics could be successfully combined by being disciplined with your time. And in practice – working hard in areas of weakness can improve consistency and performance.” 
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from 50+ countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.