In 2009, Pro Crease Goaltending Owner Jared Waimon began working with all the goaltenders in a brand new organization in Wilkes Barre, PA. While coaching, Jared connected with Adam Carman who at that time was a Pee Wee. Adam was being unfairly sat for multiple games at a time so the team manager's son could play over and over again (at the Pee Wee level there is no need for a starter - back up thought process). Adam, at 12, just wanted to compete and be a contributor to his peer group. Devastated with how the season had gone, Adam was on the verge of quitting. However, his amazing parents - Russ, a town public's works employee and Sue, a self - employed nail technician - kept his spirits up and Adam continued to play youth hockey.

As the years progressed so did Adam. Even though he is an undersized goalie at 5'9", Adam earned a spot on his local junior team and even received Goaltender of the Year honors in 2014-15. Since then, Adam has been playing with the Middlesex Bears which is a hockey/prep school in Massachusetts. All the while, Adam and his mother have been helping his father recuperate from a stroke and series of health related aliments. Despite all the adversity, Adam endured and we are very excited to announce he has earned a commitment to Franklin Pierce University. "Pierce" competes in the NE-10 against schools including St. Anselm College and St. Michael's College. Adam, with the support of his parents, never complained nor ever thought about what "other" goalies were doing. He just worked hard, enjoyed being on the ice and overcame setbacks, both on and off the ice, to achieve this extraordinary honor.