In Law and Life, Adamus Using Lessons Learned at U of S
From 2005 to 2008, Adamus and the Huskies made four
consecutive trips to the national tournament. In 2007,
Saskatchewan upset Alberta in the best-of-three Canada West
championship series, winning the last two games by one goal in
Edmonton to become the only team other than the Golden Bears
to hoist the Dr. W.G. Hardy Trophy between 2001 and 2011.
“We had a really hard-working team, a team that was really
focused, and everybody just laid it all out there as hard as they
could that (series),” says Adamus, who led the conference with 5
assists in the 2007 Canada West playo s.
“We had a couple players that really stepped up and basically
everybody played a great (series), the best hockey we could play,
and that’s what made us successful.”
During his ve years playing at Saskatchewan, the Huskies went
86-36-18 in the regular season and never nished lower than
second in overall standings. Those teams were also part of the U
of S’s remarkable run of 13 straight Canada West men’s hockey
championship nal appearances spanning 1997 to 2009.
“Growing up in Saskatoon I knew that it was a great program, I
knew some of the players that were playing who also were able
to tell me that it was a great program and after my time playing
with the Huskies, I would advise those coming through junior
that the program is top-notch.”
Adamus, who is one of three recent Huskies to go into law along
with Kyle Ross & Ryan Holfeld, began working with Leland
Kimpinski while still studying law at Saskatchewan, and joined
the rm as a practicing lawyer following his graduation.
Now several years into his legal career, a look back at all that
time he spent at the rink makes it a little clearer how he got from
there to here.
“During the time that I was playing major junior as a teenager
there were a lot of lessons learned,” he says, “but (with) the
Huskies program I was able to evolve with the game of hockey as
well as the education part of it.”
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