Bethesda, MD- Black Bear Sports Group has finalized a multi-year marketing and sponsorship partnership with Apex Learning Virtual School. The partnership provides for the title sponsorship for the Atlantic Hockey Federation and Tier 1 Hockey Federation spring parity events as well as significant digital marketing, branding, and on-site seminars throughout the Black Bear Sports Group ice arena portfolio.

“Apex Learning Virtual School offers so many accredited online education options for our middle school and high school athletes,” said Black Bear Sports Group head of Sales and Marketing, Scott Branovan. “We are thrilled to be able to share this NCAA eligible self-paced education platform as an option for the many busy athletes and families that are part of our extended hockey family.”

Black Bear Sports Group is doing so much to accommodate hockey families’ busy lifestyles,” said Mackenzie Beaulaurier, Apex Learning Virtual School Enrollment Coordinator. “We hope that our accredited online education options are an extension of Black Bear Sports Group’s commitment to excellence in all it does for the facilities program participants as well as the Atlantic Hockey Federation and Tier 1 Hockey Federation membership”.

About Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. – Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is a privately held company formed by Murry Gunty and Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC in 2015 that seeks investments in sports and entertainment facilities, teams and youth sports events.  Black Bear arenas are clean and professionally managed and offer world class recreational programs.  Black Bear focuses on ice arenas in metropolitan areas with compelling demographics, a National Hockey League club presence, and arenas with existing youth hockey clubs. The largest owner/operator of ice rinks in the U.S., Black Bear’s footprint totaling 29 facilities across the United States with 54 sheets of indoor ice, 4 indoor turf fields, 24 youth hockey clubs, 6 hockey leagues/tournament businesses (Atlantic Hockey Federation, Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation,Tier 1 Hockey Federation, National Girls Hockey League, Defender Hockey Tournaments,Foundry Adult Hockey) and 4 Junior “A” hockey franchises in the United States Hockey League, North American Hockey League, United States Premier Hockey League and Eastern Hockey League.  For more, go to

About Apex Virtual Learning School – Our accredited private online high school is what you and your student are looking for. We’re unique, but so is your student. At our school, your student can choose when and where they work so that they can flex their schoolwork around busy athletic schedules, auditions, try-outs, college tours, or medical appointments. Plus, we will support your student while they work independently with our experienced staff of teachers, counselors, and tutors.

Our students earn higher scores on standardized tests than the national average and many other online high schools. Our passion is to see your student finish high school and join thousands of other ALVS students who have gone on to prestigious colleges and universities.

We have over 100 NCAA-approved courses to make sure your athlete meets eligibility requirements for college scholarships. We are a trusted online course provider of the NCAA, exclusive education partner of the NAHL, and an education provider for the NBA Academy.