Adam Harris Happy To Be In Chatham
The rookie, who hails from Burlington, is enjoying his team, the community, billets, and coaches.
“My experience in Chatham so far has been nothing but the best,” said Harris. “Coming to Chatham was my first experience with billeting and my billet family has certainly made me feel very welcome. My billet brother, Benedict is the only brother I’ve ever had and it’s cool to be able to have someone around who looks up to you and always wants to play road hockey with you.”
“My teammates have been excellent to me so far, pushing me to be my best every day and of course having some laughs along the way. I’ve become good friends with every single one of them which makes playing and living here very enjoyable. The coaching staff have been amazing with me as well, always talking with me and giving me things to work on, they always have the best interest of every single player in mind,” Harris added.
That on and off ice support has benefited the 2001 born netminder who played Major Midget ‘AAA’ last season for the Oakville Rangers. In fact, in October, Harris was recognized as the GOJHL Western Conference Goaltender of the Month.
“It was an amazing feeling being recognized as goalie of the month as it was something I was not expecting in the least. There are so many talented goalies in this conference that coming in as a rookie I certainly did not expect this award,” Harris said of the honour.
Now, with a strong team in front of him, and an experienced goaltending partner in veteran Tristan Lewis, Harris hopes to help his team to a Sutherland Cup, and get noticed in the process.
“Mine and our teams ultimate goal for the remainder of the season is of course to win the Sutherland Cup,” he said.” I also have goals such as becoming a better puck handler and little things like that which will make a big difference in our teams chase for our ultimate goal. In the future I hope to earn a scholarship to a Division I school and I plan to work as hard as I can every single day to achieve this goal.”