A native of Washingtonville, New York, Bridges is a 2003 graduate of Oswego State University in Oswego, N.Y. He cut his Division III teeth during his college years as he was privileged enough to watch the Lakers in historic Romney Arena. Seemingly having a penchant for living only in DIII towns, he then attended graduate school at UMass.-Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Bridges moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota in January of 2009 and served as the MIAC Columnist for USCHO during the the 2009-10 season. He resigned from USCHO in September of 2010 and shortly thereafter helped launch d3westhockey.com. In April of 2011, Bridges’s DIII World Tour continued when he moved to River Falls, Wis., before moving to Madison, Wis. in 2015 where he currently resides with his wife, daughter and their two cats.