Ferreira, a Kitimat, B.C., product had great conversations with Miners head coach-general manager Geoff Walker about the program and how it will help him improve his game on and off the ice. The educational side attracted Ferreira.
Adam Ferreira (18) pictured above is headed to the Superior International Junior Hockey League. Revelstoke Grizzlies Facebook page photo
“I really liked the fact that they offer SAT tutoring as one of my long-term goals would be to earn an athletic and academic scholarship to play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA),” says Ferreira, who over two seasons with the Storm, collected 24 points in 85 career KIJHL regular season games, along with five playoff games. “It will be my responsibility to perform at a level that will earn me a roster position with Red Lake.”
Ferreira joined the Storm as a 16-year-old and says in that time has matured as a person and a player in every aspect.
“I was fortunate to have had excellent teammates take me under their wing and really helped me to adjust my game to a junior hockey level,” says Ferreira, 18. “I believe I have built a great platform from which I was able to continuously develop and progress my game during my second season.
“The KIJHL provided me the opportunity to push myself every day to become a better player by battling against people that were three to four years older,” he continued. “It forced me to raise my level to match their skill sets and abilities day in and day out. The KIJHL is a great development league and I am happy to have had the opportunity to play in it.”