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Junior hockey next step for senior

Kaitlin Hermanson, Profiles Editor

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Senior Trevor Adams has been playing hockey ever since he can remember, and now, 13 years later, he has taken one more step in achieving his dream of playing division 1 in college.

This past January, Adams signed to play with the Topeka (Kan.) Roadrunners, a Tier II junior team in the North American Hockey League.

“Next year, I’ll play out there and maybe take one or two classes online or at a community college,” Adams said. “I won’t be going to school full time; otherwise, I would lose my collegiate hockey eligibility.”

Adams said moving away from home will be a challenging transition, but one that will be more than worth it in its payoff.

“I’ll be living with a billet family,” Adams said. “It’s a big step for me and my family because it’s the first time in my life being so far away from them, which I’m sure will be a tough move, but it’s also a good move because it will be the first time in my life that playing hockey will be completely free, gear and everything.”

Though some people have been surprised at Adams’ decision to not continue his education right after high school, he is confident that this next step in the right direction for his journey.

“I know this is the right decision because I will eventually go to college, just not now,” Adams said. “Hopefully, I will get my college paid for through hockey, which is an awesome combination of doing what I love and still having the end goal in mind.”

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