Free Notebook: Union's Jack Adams entering transfer portal

Mark Divver reported on Wednesday afternoon that Union forward Jack Adams will be entering the NCAA transfer portal.

Adams’ decision likely stems from Union’s decision this week to cancel the 2020-21 season.

Adams is coming off an injury that forced him to miss all of last season, but the Detroit Red Wings draft choice should be heavily sought after in the portal. He last played two seasons ago, scoring 22 points in 38 games as a sophomore.

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Maine was scheduled to host UMass this weekend, but those games were postponed today due to Maine not being able to “get things finalized to host hockey games this weekend,” according to AD Ken Ralph.

UMass will now play a series against UConn after Vermont’s delay resulted in an opening in the Huskies’ schedule.

“Hockey East has built a schedule optimized for flexibility during this unique season in 2020-21 for a variety of reasons,” said Hockey East Commissioner Steve Metcalf. “We are happy to report that the Maine men’s players are healthy and we look forward to their debut next weekend at UConn.”

The women’s series between Holy Cross and Maine will go on as scheduled.

According to Joe Bailey of WMTW in Maine, “Maine has been doing covid testing on a routine basis since athletes returned to school but have now ramped up the frequency to meet conference requirements.”

Bemidji State assistant coach Eddie Olczyk is leaving the program to become a scout for the new NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken. His role with Seattle begins in short order and he will be leaving the BSU program.

“This is a great opportunity for Eddie to advance his career at the professional level,” said BSU head coach Tom Serratore. “His eye for talent is second to none. There is no doubt Eddie has helped continue the long-standing championship tradition here and I am sure he is going to do an outstanding job for Seattle.”