B.J. Adams is in his fourth season as assistant coach with the Canisius College hockey team. Adams is responsible for recruiting and assisting in the day-to-day operations of the Golden Griffin hockey program, while working directly with the team's defenders.
Adams has had an immediate impact in a short of amount of time at Canisius. In his first season with the Griffs, Adams helped Carl Hudson establish school records by a defender in points and goals, while earning all-conference accolades. Following the season, Hudson signed a professional contract with the Florida Panthers of the NHL.
The success continued for Adams after Hudson's graduation. His first recruiting class earned five Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week honors during the 2010-11 campaign, tied for the most in the conference. Adams also helped freshman blueliner Ben Danford set program records for assists by a defender and points by a rookie defenseman.
Adams joined the Griffs after spending three seasons as a player/coach with the Port Huron Icehawks and Flags. Among his duties in Port Huron, Adams was responsible for recruiting, scouting and on-ice instruction, while also serving as a defenseman with the team.
The Scarborough, Ontario native played a total of 10 professional seasons of hockey, competing in the ECHL, IHL, CHL and UHL. He was also a four-year letterwinner at Bowling Green State University from 1996-2000. While with the Falcons, Adams was honored with the Jim Sears Award as the team's MVP following his senior season and was twice named the team's Best Defensive Player.
Adams has also served as an assistant director and coach of CAN/AM Hockey since 2000, where he was a head on-ice instructor in addition to supervising and evaluating coaches.
Adams earned his bachelor's degree from Bowling Green in education.