Hockey has been an integral part of South Kent since its founding in 1923. From pond hockey to our current facility, the tradition of men’s ice hockey is as vibrant as ever on the Hillside. Each student-athlete is challenged to achieve his personal best while discovering the greatness that is attainable as part of a team.
South Kent School boasts multiple hockey teams, appropriately based on talent and skill. South Kent Hockey has a long and treasured history and continues with the development of skills such as self-discipline, commitment, respect for others and sportsmanship, along with a fervent passion for the game.
The Prep Hockey team provides elite level practice, training and coaching staff. The season for the South Kent Prep Hockey team runs from September to April. Playing on Prep Hockey allows for potential opportunities for players to be selected on future Select Academy Teams.
The team consists of student athletes between the ages of 14 – 18 and has a competitive schedule playing junior, international, and other US prep school hockey teams. South Kent School is committed to offering the best and most competitive hockey program in the United States. The team is made up of both domestic and international players.
South Kent Prep Hockey is coached by Chris Uber who has been coaching at SKS since the fall 2017 season. Coach Uber started at South Kent as the U16 Associate Coach under U16 Head Coach and Selects Academy Program Director Devin Rask during the 2017-2018 season. Uber played four years of Division 1 hockey at the University of Connecticut from 2002-2006, captaining the team his senior season. Following his time at Uconn, Coach Uber began his career in coaching, program, and player development. From 2006 to 2012 he managed the Youth Hockey Departments for the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers and later the Boston Bruins with a focus on growing the game and developing the youth athletes and families committed to it in those markets.
Prior to his arrival at South Kent in 2017, Uber spent three seasons as the hockey director for the Long Island Gulls. In that role, in addition to coaching at the U16 level, he was responsible for day to day business operations, assisting with the building of 18 teams (Mini Mite – U18), and the coaching and development of over 250 youth players per season.
If you are interested in being part of a great hockey tradition, at a school where the priority is providing a rigorous academic program, please contact Head Coach Chris Uber or Jack Sweeney, Director of Enrollment.