By: Ken Oda, minotauroshockey.com
Minot, ND – The Minotauros are proud to announce the Alex Adams has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Bemidji State University. Adams becomes the third Minotauro to commit to an NCAA DI program this month and 31st overall.
Adams, the current Captain of the Tauros had entered the season committed to NCAA DI Air Force. However after some reflection Adams decided he, “just felt a change of heart and no longer wanted to go the military route after college.” He added that the decision was “a tough one” and in no way was an indictment of “the coaching staff or hockey program,” at Air Force.
Once the clearly NCAA DI caliber Adams was decommitted he began looking at his options. After a recent trip to BSU Adams knew where he wanted to play: “I recently visited BSU and loved the facilities as whole. The Sanford Center is an impressive arena that comes with everything you’d want. The coaching staff is great and the college offers a solid program in the department I plan on majoring in. Also, the fact that Bemidji is about an hour from my hometown makes it very easy for my family to travel to and from my games.”
Tauros Head Coach and General Manager Marty Murray thinks the process worked out well for Adams, “I believe BSU is a great fit for Alex, and he’ll be a great power forward for them.” As for the type of player BSU is getting Murray said, “He had an unbelievable rookie season and after a bit of a slow start by his standards, his play has been dominant over the last month or so.”
Adams was quick to credit those who have helped him throughout his career in helping him take the next step, “I couldn’t have gotten to where I am today without the support of my parents and brother. I’ve also been blessed with good coaching all the way through my career.” The unassuming Adams continued “I’d also like to thank my teammates for making me look good.”
Adams and the rest of the Tauros are currently on the NAHL’s Christmas break. The team returns to action this Friday in Bismarck before hosting the Bobcats on Saturday night on the Pepsi Rink at Maysa Arena. The teams then return to Bismarck for the now traditional Tauros/Bobcats game on New Years Eve. Tickets for Saturday’s home game are available under the “Tickets” tab atop this page.