Tauros captain Adams commits to Bemidji State

Minot Minotauros captain Alex Adams announced on Sunday that he has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Bemidji State University. Adams is the third Minotauro to commit this month to a NCAA DI program, joining Colby Enns (University of Nebraska-Omaha) and Grant Loven (Northern Michigan University).

Adams started the season committed to NCAA DI Air Force, but changed his mind. Adams said in an announcement released by the Minotauros that he, “just felt a change of heart and no longer wanted to go the military route after college.”

While looking around at other programs once he was decommitted, Adams liked what he saw at Bemidji State.

“I recently visited BSU and loved the facilities as a whole,” Adams said in the press release. “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.”

Adams put together a dominating rookie campaign last season with the Minotauros, as he racked up 49 points (29 goals and 20 assists) in 62 games played across the regular season and the postseason.

After a rather slow start to this season, Adams is still close to averaging a point per game with 17 points (seven goals and 10 assists) in 21 games so far this year. The 17 points is tied for fourth-most on the team.

“I believe BSU is a great fit for Alex, and he’ll be a great power forward for them.” Minotauros general manager and head coach Marty Murray said in the press release. “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 and the Minotauros return to the ice Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a rare away-home-away series with the Bismarck Bobcats. The home game Saturday at Maysa Arena is scheduled to start at 7:35 p.m.

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