Bruins' Adams signs with UNO
The Austin Bruins' leading scorer is getting an opportunity to show what he can do at the next level.
Charlie Adams, a 20-year-old forward from Mahtomedi, will play for legendary college hockey coach Dean Blais at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, beginning this fall.
Adams is part of a class of six freshmen who will begin their careers at UNO in the 2012-13 season.
Adams, 6-feet, 195 pounds, led the Bruins in assists (33) and points (51) this past season, and tied for the team lead in games played (60) and goals (18).
Adams, who played two seasons for the Bruins, was named to the NAHL All-Central Division Team this past season. He finished his junior career with 92 points in 116 games.
UNO will enter its final season as a member of the WCHA this coming season. The Mavericks will depart for the new National Collegiate Hockey Association in the 2013-14 season.
UNO's other incoming freshmen are forwards Tanner Lane (Detroit Lakes) and Aaron Pearce (Mississauga, Ontario); defensemen Brian Cooper (Anchorage, Alaska) and Nick Seeler (Eden Prairie); and goalie Anthony Stolarz (Jackson, N.J.).
Blais said all six of UNO's freshmen will have an impact immediately.
"All six of these players will be able to contribute to our team right away," Blais said. "Our goal, as always, is to win the WCHA regular season and playoff championship and to compete for a national championship, and these players can help us accomplish that goal."