Adams starts sea­son strong

Cap­tain of CBN Jr. Stars third in league scor­ing

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER

Tyler Adams of Clarke’s Beach does not place as much em­pha­sis on putting points on the board as he does on putting up wins in the stand­ings.

That does not mean, how­ever, that it’s not fun.

“The points are just sec­ondary,” said Adams.

Since the start of the sea­son, the Con­cep­tion Bay North Ju­nior Stars’ cap­tain has been on a scor­ing ram­page.

Through nine games, Adams ac­cu­mu­lated 20 points, iclud­ing six goals and 14 as­sists, putting him on a 2.22 points per game clip.

The high­light of his early sea­son suc­cess was a scor­ing surge dur­ing two games the week­end of Oct. 21-22.

Adams started with a five-point out­burst against the South­ern Shore Break­ers in an 8-5 loss.

He was in on all five of his teams goals — three goals and two as­sists.

The fol­low­ing night, Adams had an­other stel­lar per­for­mance with one goal and three as­sists in a 5-3 win for the Stars over the Con­cep­tion Bay Re­gional Rene­gades.

It was enough to earn him both the Booster Juice player of the week and The Tele­gram ath­lete of the week.

“It’s pretty good,” said Adams when speak­ing with The Com­pass last week. “It makes me feel pretty good about my­self. It is recog­ni­tion of the work I’m do­ing.”

Adams hopes hav­ing his work rec­og­nized means he is be­ing rec­og­nized as a good leader.

More of­ten than not, Adams can be seen get­ting his guys go­ing on the bench or be­ing the first one in to pro­tect a team­mate dur­ing a get to­gether in front of the net.

Putting up points is just an ex­ten­sion of how he plays and an in­di­ca­tion of his lead­er­ship

Scor­ing help

Adams has high praise for his team line­mates — rookie Mike Vaters and James Lan­ning.

“We started click­ing to­gether and they’re re­ally step­ping up to the plate,” said Adams.

Adams is quick to shift the spot­light from him­self, de­spite his strong start.

“It’s got to do with ev­ery­one’s suc­cess,” he said.

Adams said the mood sur­round­ing the team helps a lot in his per­sonal suc­cess and the team suc­cess.

“Ev­ery­body seems to be click­ing, and we have four good lines rolling,” he said. “It’s a bonus that I’m play­ing good.”

Adams said it would be nice to be the one putting the puck in the net and to have more goals on the sea­son, but it is not nec­es­sary.

He is just happy “set­ting up the boys for a few nice goals.”

New coach

Adams has been more than im­pressed with work done by first-year coaches An­drew Han­ley and Michael Roberts.

“They’ve been play­ing the lines pretty good,” he said.

His new coaches have been vo­cal be­hind the bench and in the dress­ing room, try­ing to get their young charges on the same page.

“They have a few sys­tems that are work­ing and ev­ery­one is buy­ing in,” said Adams.

With the sea­son en­ter­ing it’s sec­ond month, Adams can only hope his sta­tis­ti­cal and team suc­cess keeps go­ing.

“Hope­fully, we can kept it go­ing and put some wins up,” he said.

CBN Ju­nior Stars cap­tain Tyler Adams was named The Tele­gram ath­lete of the week for Oct. 29-Nov. 5.

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