Thursday 4 April 2019

Melville Millionaires (SJHL) sign Adams as Head Coach/GM

The Melville Millionaires proudly announces the signing of a two year contract with Kyle Adams as Head Coach and General Manager of the Melville Millionaires.    
Adams was hired as an Assistant Coach early in the 2018/19 hockey season, before being appointed interim Head Coach and General Manager in December. Kyle has made some great strides since his appointment in December and the Club is looking forward to what the 2019/2020 season has in store for Melville. 
 Adams career began in Ontario, where he grew up in a family that valued the sport of hockey and began to play at a young age.  Moving through minor hockey, Adams really began to dedicate his time to hockey and in pursuing a career in the sport. His skills, passion, and dedication earned him a spot on the Arizona Coyotes affiliate team in the UHL.
Although Adams was a successful player, he decided to turn his focus on coaching and began in 2005 as a Head Coach and General Manager in AAA.  Adams quickly transitioned into Junior A hockey in 2009 as a Head Coach and General Manager for the Drayton Valley Thunder Junior A Hockey Club in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.  His career than took him to Woodstock (Maritime Junior Hockey League), where he was Associate Head Coach and Assistant General Manager for the Club. In the three years of coaching there, he successfully earned season championships for all years and a silver medal at the Royal Bank Cup. From here Adams travelled West to coach as an Associate Coach and General Manager for the Chilliwack Chiefs Hockey Club (British Columbia Hockey League). He was once again successful, winning division championships every year, and partaking in league finals. Moving east once again, he returned to the Alberta Hockey League for a brief season before making his way to Melville.
“I am honoured to be part of a hockey organization that has the history that the Melville Millionaires does and am looking forward to being a part of such an historical franchise. I have been welcomed by the town with open arms and am excited to work with the Board of Directors as well as the fans into turning this organization into something even more special” said Adams.  
President Dwayne Kraft is pleased with the signing today and is looking forward to the new season. “As an Executive, we are excited to see the player commitments that have been occurring here off season and are looking forward to the team that Kyle will have on the ice come September. We look forward to working with him over the summer and seeing all the fans back in the rink come fall for what is expected to be an exciting season.” 
(Mils Press Release)

GX94's Luke Walters caught up with Adams below:

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