Albert ‘Al’ Adams

Albert Adams is a hockey legend in his hometown of Berlin, New Hampshire. A co-captain of the Berlin High School team in 1944 before he left to join the US Marine Corps, Adams returned to Berlin to play amateur hockey after playing for three years on the defensive corps at UNH. Adams played three seasons for the Berlin Maroons, including the 1953-54 season when the Maroons won the AHA National Championship. He moved on to coach the team and serve as General Manager from 1955 to 1962, leading the Maroons to two more AHA National Championships. At a cost of much personal financial sacrifice, Al kept amateur hockey in Berlin at the highest possible level in the United States Amateur Hockey Association during his term, In 1963, he was named Mr. Sportsman of the Year by the Athletic Booster Club of Berlin.