By Darryl G. Smart
Despite the end of the season being cut short, Adam J. Brady saved his best season of collegiate hockey for his last.
The speedy forward from Delhi, was one of five players from the Bemidji State University Beavers to be honoured by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Brady, who was one of his team’s captains, led the Beavers in goals with 19, while his 34 points not only led the team, but was a career best.
The Beavers’ sniper also was the focal point on the team’s powerplay. His 12 goals with the man advantage led the NCAA, which was also a Division I-era single-season record.
He also tied for fifth among all WCHA players with 28 (15G,13A) points in 28 league contests, while his 15 goals in WCHA play was second among all players.
Brady also recorded at least a point in 24 games, which included eight multi-point efforts and a 10-game point streak stretching from November 1 to 30. During that time, he had 13 points (6G, 5A). And for his efforts, he was selected as the WCHA November Offensive Player of the Month.
Brady is the second Beaver to ever be named a First-Team WCHA’s All Star.
The Beavers’ ended the regular season with a 20-5-3 record, which put htem in second place in the WCHA. Before the league was shut down because of the COVID-19 virus, they were poised to take on the Northern Michigan Wildcats in the WCHA semifinal.