Adams starts season strong
Captain of CBN Jr. Stars third in league scoring
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
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.”
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.