DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji filed a notebook article which focuses on Union College forward Jack Adams today. Adams has had a couple of up-and-down seasons thus far, but he felt that he took some steps forward this past season, despite losing his brother “Roo” at a very young age. It was refreshing to hear Adams admit that his college experience has been OK, and that his college hockey experience has been good despite the fact that life kind of sucked this past year:
Being in college surrounded by a strong support system also helped Adams.
“My family, faith, the two biggest things,” Adams said. “Both my parents are still obviously having a really hard time with it, which is the toughest thing for me, but I have a really good sports psychologist back at school, Doc Wally Bzdell has helped me a ton and Coach Bennett’s been unbelievable for me in talking in his office once or twice a week, letting stuff out. But the feeling hasn’t gone away quite yet. My teammates have been unbelievable for me. The biggest thing for me, my teammates at Union have been unbelievable. But yeah, it still sucks.”
The loss took a toll on Adams as he worked to get back to where he was at the end of last summer.
He said it was 3-4 months before he was able to gain the weight back.
“I went from, like, 210 to like, 180, literally in a week,” Adams said. “I don’t know how. I couldn’t eat or sleep. Right now I put the weight back on so I’m about 220 but the sleep hasn’t really gotten there yet.. It’s coming so it’s getting better.”
Wakiji continues, and she added a Tweet from Adams which notes that he’s holding a golf classic this August, in his brother’s memory:
Come join my family and I at the Mark “Roo” Adams Golf Classic on August 12th at Turner Hill Country Club. Looking forward to a great event honoring an even greater person. https://t.co/USbBz7Nt3x— Jack Adams (@J_Danglefest2) June 27, 2019