The Selects Academy at South Kent School 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 Plante joined the South Kent School community in 2012. He brings a wealth of knowledge and success to South Kent from the USHL where he was the assistant coach for the Indiana Ice and previously as the head coach for Hebron Academy. Formally, he was the assistant coach for the University of Connecticut and Wesleyan University. Matt has extensive experience coaching and evaluating for USA Hockey and many years of successful showings at Hockey Night in Boston. Matt’s was a four-year letter winner at Quinnipiac University, the 2001-02 MAAC conference champion and recipient of the 2001-02 coaches award.