The SKSA Experience
The South Kent Selects Academy 18U National program allows those players moving on from the 16U levels to continue their education without disruption while offering a widely desired and, until now, unavailable alternative to New England prep school hockey. This 18U National team plays the most competitive Tier I Midget schedule, participating in the top 18U tournaments in the northeast and across the country. By continuing their high school education at South Kent School, our 18U players position themselves to make the transition to higher levels upon graduation including the NCAA, USHL and CHL. South Kent students on the 18U National team are receiving college commitments from some of the top academic and Division 1 NCAA schools in the country. In addition, our students regularly receive attention from NHL scouts. They are being placed on the NHL Central Scouting List and are projected as future NHL draft picks.
Interim 18U Head Coach
Coach McHugh has several years’ experience at top Division 1 NCAA hockey programs. He started his collegiate career as the video coach at St. Lawrence University and then served as the Director of Hockey Operations at Cornell University and, most recently, on the staff at the University of Massachusetts. This past season he moved on from the college ranks when he became the head coach of the New York City Cyclones 16U team.
Coach McHugh has had the great experience of working with the two reigning Spencer Penrose Award winners (NCAA Division I Coach of the Year) Greg Carvel in 2019 and Mike Schafer, co-winner in 2020. Brennen had this to say about joining the South Kent School Selects Academy staff, "I can't be more excited for the opportunity to join South Kent School. I look forward to working with the staff and all of our student-athletes within the South Kent Selects Academy program to represent South Kent well on and off the ice. Jill and I can't wait to join such a special campus community and get the school year started!"