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South Kent Selects Academy Announces a New Partnership!

May 7th, 2019

South Kent School and its South Kent Selects Academy (SKSA) program –the back-to-back USA Hockey National U18 Champions– have announced a new partnership with the Wallingford Hawks Youth Hockey Association. Since 2011, South Kent has partnered with Legacy Global Sports to provide students a top-tier private boarding school education while playing the highest and most competitive level of U15, U16 and U18 AAA hockey in the United States.  

For the past seven years, SKSA has competed in Tier I USA Hockey through their partnership with the Central Connecticut Youth Hockey Association (CCYHA). Recently CCYHA has had the opportunity to field their own tier II teams, and due to league regulations, could no longer have tier I teams in the U15, U16, and U18 age groups.

With the help of its partners at Legacy Global Sports and friends in the CT hockey community, SKSA developed a new partnership with the Wallingford Hawks Youth Hockey Association.

“We are very much looking forward to this partnership and the benefits it will provide SKS, our Legacy Global Sports partners and the Wallingford Hawks–and bringing more national championships back to Connecticut!” said Lawrence A. Smith, South Kent Head of School.

The Wallingford Hawks have their roots in the Connecticut prep school world. As the second oldest youth hockey association in the United States, the Hawks first organized in the winter of 1946-’47 as a team for the faculty children of Choate School and played against other prep school-based programs in the area, including games against the Town of Kent’s youth hockey teams played on the Cuyler Rink at South Kent School. Today, the Hawks carry on this proud tradition, noting their belief “that every boy or girl who wants to play hockey has a place with the Hawks, regardless of age, race, talent, or financial status.” The Hawks motto is: Character-Chemistry-Work Ethic, which both embodies their goals on the ice and in the hockey game of life.

South Kent School sends their sincerest thanks to CCYHA for their years of support and looks forward to cheering on CCYHA as they compete at the Tier II level in USA Hockey.


South Kent School and its partners Legacy Global Sports and the Wallingford Hawks are dedicated to providing a top-level education along with an unparalleled athletic program that helps prepare young men to succeed in college and thrive as thoughtful and engaged citizens in a rapidly changing and intensely competitive world.

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