Timmy Kent hails from Parkland Florida and brought the Florida heat on the ice in the chilly Maine winters. In his first game with the Nordiques he tallied an assist and didn’t stop there recording 12 multi-point games including going out with a 4 point night in the last game of the 2019-2020 shortened season. With the 4 point night, which was all assist, he finished with 11 goals and 37 assist good for 48 points in 37 games. The Nordiques still had some games to play on the campaign in which head coach Nolan Howe and his staff had no doubt he would’ve easily broken the 50 point mark.
Nolan Howe went onto say: “Timmy is an unbelievable competitor, and that is what I respected the most from him. He demanded the best from himself and his teammates, and he backed up his words with his actions. Coming back to juniors from college was a big decision for him, one that I am happy he made. He was a force for us from Day 1 as he established himself as a premier player in our league. His speed and creativity really put opponents on their heels, and it was fun to watch the other areas of his game Improve as the season went along as well. I know that TK is going to do great things in life and the next step on his journey will be a great one at Curry College, where I know he will have a terrific experience on and off the ice.“
Associate head coach Matt Pinchevsky also said of him: “It’s not every day you have the opportunity to coach a player at a high-level who you’ve known since the day they were born. Timmy improved our team from the second he picked up the phone to see if we had a spot. TK is contagious in the best way. A player who truly loves the game.” Coach Pinch is very familiar with Curry College as he played his dose of NCAA hockey there.
Timmy Kent’s line, which was the Maine Nordiques first line was one of the best in all of the NAHL. Everyone had amazing chemistry and awareness on the ice, they knew exactly where each other would be and Timmy Kent played a huge role in that averaging exactly 1 assist per game. Timmy’s line was able to rack up 150+ points and was always on the ice when the Nordiques needed to start strong, needed a big goal, or tally one on the power play.
Timmy Kent’s speed also played a huge factor in his success, he even gained the attention of Nordique Nation who would refer to him as “speedy” whenever they wanted to talk about Tim. He also would be a weapon for the Nordiques at creating turnovers. When he stole the puck his speed usually leads to an odd-man rush and in most cases would light the lamp.
Timmy will stay on the East coast at Curry College in Massachusetts and be playing NCAA D3 college hockey in the fall. The Colonials add a huge piece in their arsenal by adding Timmy Kent as they look to finding another NCAA top 4 finish as they did in 2005, 2010, and 2011.
We wish Timmy Kent the best of luck at the next level on and off the ice!