Andrew Kent

Director of Goaltender Development

Andrew grew up playing youth hockey in Lakeville, MN. Graduating from Lakeville High School in 2002, Andrew went on to play junior hockey with the Twin Cities Northern Lights, where he was selected as an All League Goaltender. Kent continued his playing career at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

Kent was a four-year letter winner at Augsburg, playing from 2005-09. Kent was an M.I.A.C. All-Conference award winner in 2007 and earned M.I.A.C All-Conference Honorable Mention in 2009. He was also an assistant captain for the Auggies as a senior in 2008-09. Kent graduated from Augsburg in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and a minor in management information systems.

Along with his playing experience Kent brings a wealth of coaching experience to the MEGA Goaltending staff. Currently Kent is in his second season as the goalie coach of the U of M Gopher Men’s hockey team. Kent started coaching with the Gopher Men’s team in 2017-present.

Prior to coaching the Gopher men’s team he coached the for the U of M Gophers Women’s hockey team (2011-2018). Under his watch with the Gophers Women’s team his goalies have broken numerous records and received many awards. During his time with the Gopher women’s program they also won for 4 National Championships (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016) 3 WCHA Regular seasons championships (2012, 2013, 2014) and 4 WCHA Final 5 championships (2012, 2013, 2014, 2018).

Kent returned to Augsburg College in 2013 and served as the goalie coach for their men’s team (2013-2017). During his 4 years coaching with Augsburg his goalies received awards such as All American and All Conference. During his time there the team enjoyed a lot of success as well winning MIAC league regular season championship (2016) as well as winning the MIAC conference tournament in back to back seasons (2016 & 2017).

Kent also coached in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Games for the Women’s Finnish National team. Along with coaching in the Olympics Kent he has also served as the boys’ assistant coach at Roseville High School (2011,2012) and consulted with various teams, associations, and camps ranging from the youth levels up to Professional Goalies.

Kent started coaching with MEGA in 2010.  Andrew has taken this extensive experience, both as a player and as an instructor, and developed some of the most effective techniques for developing both young and experienced goaltenders.

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