Minot, ND – As the Minotauros seventh season draws near it is time to start meeting the players heading to Minot for training camp. Camp opens September 3rd and the pre-season opens on September 9th against the Bismarck Bobcats at the Maysa Arena. The first player up is veteran forward Alex Adams.
Adams finished third on last year’s team in total points posting 48 on 29 goals and 19 assists, but far and away led the team in goals scoring eight more than line-mate Reid Stefanson. Adams is a prototypical power forward at 6’1” and 200 lbs. for the Tauros able to dominate in the corners and bull his way to the front of the net. Prior to coming to Minot Adams was a star for Grand Rapids High School in Minnesota where he posted 63 goals and 71 assists in 108 games for the varsity team. Adams strong play has already earned him an NCAA Division I commitment to the Air Force Academy.
Tauros Head Coach and General Manager Marty Murray is understandably excited to have Adams back saying, “anytime you can have a 29 goal scorer back in your line up, it makes my life as coach easier. He had an outstanding rookie season last year, and was very dominant at times.” Murray however also pointed out that there is always room for improvement explaining, “this season, I want him to assume a leadership role, play in all situations, be a consistent player every night, and help him have an immediate impact at Air Force Academy when he arrives a year from now.”
Despite his success Adams agreed that there is room for improvement saying, “I’d like to work on my quickness, especially my first three steps to get going up the ice to help prepare me for college-level speed.” Adams said he is excited to back to Minot and “get back into the hockey routine and see how our team, with a lot of new faces, can come together and hopefully put together a great season.”
As for why Adams is excited to get back to the Magic City he was quick to point to Tauro fans, “for being great and making all the games a little rowdy. It’s always much more fun playing at home than anywhere else.”
Come back tomorrow when we will meet Fritz Belisle. Do not miss your chance to see Adams and all of the Tauros in action for the first time September 9th at 7:35 at the Maysa Arena when the Bismarck Bobcats come to Minot to open the pre-season.