• Jeff Nygaard

Holewa And Selects Academy Part Ways


​​South Kent School Selects Academy (SKSA) and Director of Hockey Operations Doug Holewa have parted ways only 15 months into Holewa's three-year contract. TJHP sources indicated the parting was mutual and there had been internal issues for quite some time between Holewa and the school.

SKSA is a joint effort between South Kent School and LEGACY Global Sports. In addition to serving as Director of Hockey Operations Holewa was also the 16U head coach.

Jon Hutcheon, who came aboard with Holewa in August 2018 is now listed as the Interim Director of Hockey Operations and head coach of the SKSA 16U and 18U teams.

Hutcheon becomes the third SKSA Director of Hockey Operations in the last two years. The program was led by Devin Rask for many seven years, from its inception until 2018. Rask was recruited to Mount St. Charles Academy in August of 2018 to duplicate the success he and his staff had at SKSA.

Jeff Nygaard is the editor of The Junior Hockey Podcast. He covers Junior and college-bound hockey as a traditional “beat,” in addition to breaking news stories during the course of the year

He has a vast amount of experience on the business and organizational side of the sport as a former owner-operator of two Junior organizations two youth clubs and having served as executive director or commissioner of the Eastern Hockey League and the United States Premier Hockey League.

A Fergus Falls, Minn., native, Nygaard grew up playing for the Fergus Falls Youth Hockey Association, Fergus Falls High School, Fergus Falls Community College and North Dakota State University programs. He can be reached at info@juniorhockeyhub.com for questions, story ideas and anonymous tips.


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