April 20, 2017 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Prince Albert Raiders
Prince Albert, SK - Prince Albert Raiders forward Adam Kadlec has been named the Eastern Conference Scholastic of the Year for the 2016-17 season, the WHL announced on Thursday.
In his first full WHL season, Kadlec registered 14 points (5g-9a) in 60 games played. After making the transition from Prince George to Prince Albert earlier this year, the Edina, MN product excelled in the classroom. Kadlec posted a 96% average while taking six core classes in his first semester of Grade 12 this year - Chemistry B, Statistics A, English A, Art History A, Spanish IIA and Introduction to Communication. Currently, Kadlec is enrolled in Art History B, Earth Science B, English B, Spanish IIB, Statistics B and Sports Management and is carrying a 96% average once again including 100% in Earth Science.
"Adam's maturity and ability to make wise and prudent decisions towards his school work make him an exemplary leader for those around him," commented Raiders Education Advisor Geraldine Arpin. "He has successfully demonstrated strong leadership qualities by setting positive examples for his fellow teammates while maintaining a clear sense of purpose."
The 17-year-old is the third Raider in the last five seasons to win the Eastern Conference Scholastic Player of the Year Award, joining Nick McBride (2014-15) and Josh Morrissey (2012-13).
Kadlec is now nominated for the Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy as the WHL Scholastic Player of the Year. He is up against Brian King of the Everett Silvertips, the Western Conference winner.
The winner will be named at the 2017 WHL Awards on Wednesday, May 3 in Calgary, AB.
The Raiders are hosting the 12th Annual Training For Life Breakfast presented by Scotiabank on Wednesday, April 26 in the Ches Leach Lounge at 7 a.m. The guest speakers for the event are Dan Clark and Jorgen Hus of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. For ticket information, contact Mike Svenson at 306-765-2830.