The South Kent Selects Academy U-18 National program allows those players moving on from the U-16 levels to continue their education without disruption while offering a widely desired and, until now, unavailable alternative to New England prep school hockey. This U-18 National team plays the most competitive Tier I Midget schedule, participating in the top U-18 tournaments in the northeast and across the country. By continuing their high school education at South Kent School, our U-18 players position themselves to make the transition to higher levels upon graduation including the NCAA, USHL and CHL. South Kent students on the U-18 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.
Coach Hutcheon, U18 Head Coach and Assistant to the Hockey Director, started at South Kent in 2018. Hutcheon started as Head Coach to our U15 team and during his first year he lead his team to an incredibly successful year, with appearances at a number of high profile tournaments, including making it to the quarterfinals of the USA Hockey National Championships. From before his time with SKSA Hutcheon brings a wealth of experience in skills development to the SKSA staff, having spent the past three years at the St. Louis Blues Prospects Camp and High End Hockey. Since 2010, he has worked with over 100 professional and 150 NCAA hockey players in a skills development setting.
Having spent the last nine seasons as a coach with the Neponset Valley River Rats 18U team, Hutcheon has strong relationships in the midget and college hockey ranks throughout New England. He recruited and coached the River Rats U18 team to a USA Hockey Tier 1 National Championship and a Massachusetts State Championship in 2012-13. Hutcheon helped 33 players advance to NCAA Division I during his time as a head coach with the program. Hutcheon’s network also extends to the midwest, where he has served as a New England region scout for the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League (USHL) for the past seven years.
Andrey Uryadov '04
Andrey first joined South Kent School community in the Fall of 2000 as a student, and has returned to his alma mater in the Fall of 2015 as Faculty and Coach. Andrey is originally from St. Petersburg Russia, where he grew up playing hockey for SKA St. Petersburg. He then continued his hockey career at South Kent School, where he served as team captain and helped the team to their first New England Prep School Ice Hockey Championship in 2004. After South Kent, Andrey attended and played for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), graduating in 2009 and moving back to Europe, where he continued to play professionally until 2011. Since joining the Selects Academy at South Kent School staff, Andrey has worked with the U16 and U15 teams, and is currently working with the U18 team.
Andrey teaches Math and Finance courses.
He resides on campus with his wife Elena and their son Mark.