A PASSION FOR HOCKEY
When Adam joined hockey in 1999 he seemed somewhat detached from the rest of the players. Being shy and a loner, he always sat by himself while getting ready and seldom wanted to hang around after practices or games.
That whole scenario changed in 2001 when he was asked to be the team’s only goaltender. His self esteem bloomed. He was full of encouragement and camaraderie from that point on. He was prouder of himself than we had ever seen before.
Happy belated birthday to 9 year old Brian, who plays on the New Jersey Avalanche Squirt AAA Minor hockey team. He celebrated his birthday here, in Canada, during the Bell Capital Cup held over the 2014/2015 Christmas/New Year season. Many thanks to Brian and his team for the generous donation we have received in lieu of gifts to the young man.
It goes without saying that we are extremely grateful: imagine a 9 year old exchanging his day for the gift of giving another child the opportunity to play hockey. A most heart warming story, and a most selfless act.
Good for you Brian! You are a hero in our hearts.
ADAM HARLOW TROPHY
The Ottawa International Hockey Festival, more commonly known as the Bell Capital Cup, takes place in arenas throughout the Ottawa area each year in late December to early January. It began in 1999 and showcases the talents of Atom and PeeWee aged players around the world.
In addition to the regularly scheduled games there is an All Star Game for all competition levels, should they choose to participate. The All Star Games award three stars per game with trophies for best defenceman, best forward, and best goalie. It is a great honour that this prodigious tournament has chosen to name the best goalie award after Adam, and called it the Adam Harlow Trophy.