Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Recruit Profile: Adam Tambellini
Previous Team:  Surrey Eagles (BCHL)
Arrival at UND:  Fall 2013
Position:  Forward
Birthday:  November 1st, 1994
Hometown:  Port Moody, BC, Canada
Height:  6'2"
Weight:  171
Shoots:  Left

Profiles & Press Clippings:
  • He began the season playing for the BCHL's Vernon Vipers, producing 39 points (22G, 17A) in 32 games until a mid-season trade sent him to the Surrey Eagles, where he registered 26 points (14G, 12A) in 16 games. His regular season efforts, including finishing tied for 3rd in the BCHL with 36 goals, were enough to earn 2nd Team All-BCHL Coastal Conference honors.
  • He helped Surrey earn the Fred Page Cup as BCHL playoff champions by recording 18 points (10G, 8A) in 17 postseason games.
  • He helped Surrey advance to the RBC Cup playoffs by producing three goals and an assist in five games at the inaugural Western Canada Cup.
  • He recorded two goals and four assists in five games as Surrey advanced to the RBC Cup semifinals. His performance was enough to garner recognition as the RBC Cup's Top Forward.
  • He twice earned BCHL Player of the Week honors.
  • Put forth a strong showing at the BCHL Showcase, where USHR ranked him as the fourth best forward: "Listed at 6’4”, but we think he's probably closer to 6’2.5” or so. The North Dakota recruit, the son of Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini and the younger brother of former Michigan forward Jeff Tambellini, is a pro prospect who should hear his name called in the first half of the NHL draft in June. For a big kid he can really skate and is strong in scoring areas. Is Vernon’s first line center and the Vipers will be leaning on him this season as he looks to improve on his 56 points from a year ago."
  • Playing for the Vernon Vipers (BCHL), he produced 56 points (27G, 29A) in 55 regular season games on his way to earning Vernon's Rookie of the Year award.
  • Took part in the 2011 CJHL Prospects Event in Langley, BC. Playing for the President's Cup-winning Team West, he recorded a goal and an assist in two games. Both of his points came on game-winning goals, including scoring the overtime game-winner in the first game of the two game event.
  • Participated in Canada West's 2011 World Junior A Challenge Evaluation Camp.
  • Played for the Edmonton SSAC Midget AAA of the Alberta Midget Hockey League, producing 54 points (29G, 25A) in 34 games. In the AMHL playoffs he recorded six points (4G, 2A) in five games. He also played three games for the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, scoring one goal.
  • He played in the 2011 AMHL All-Star Game, picking up an assist for Team South in a 5-4 loss to fellow Sioux recruit Geoff Crisfield's Team North.
  • He scored all three goals for the Edmonton SSAC Athletics in a 3-2 championship game victory over the Sakatoon Contacts at the prestigious 2010 Mac's Midget AAA Hockey Tournament in Calgary.
  • Played for the Edmonton SSAC Midget Minor team of the Alberta Midget Minor Hockey League, producing 51 points (27G, 24A) in 34 games, which was good enough for eighth best in the league. He also played in six playoff games, producing ten points (6G, 4A).

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