Walpole, Mass. – With the recent hire of goalie coach Clayton Adams, the Walpole Express have added one more piece to the puzzle intended to bring the junior teams to the top echelon in the EHL and MJHL.
Adams, a native of Washington D.C, grew up playing goalie for the Washington Little Capitals (AYHL), Washington Junior Capitals (AJHL) and St. Albans School (MSHL). He won the 2004 Atlantic Junior Hockey League Championship with the Junior Nationals and was the Maryland State Hockey League All- Met in 2002, 2003 and 2004 with St. Albans. After his junior career he moved on to play for St. Anselm College and played in back-to-back Northeast-10 Championships in 2005 and 2006.
In his new role with the Express, Adams intends to build RB Goaltending into the premier program in the region – a place where goalies can develop their craft and learn the position in a constructive and focused environment – as well as help the Express teams backstop to successful seasons.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to join the Walpole Express,” Adams said. “Mark (Kumpel) and Rob (Barletta) have done an incredible job of establishing this organization. I look forward to continuing the success and winning tradition with the Express."
“We are thrilled Clayton will be joining our organization,” Barletta said. “He has the experience, expertise and insight to help get us where we want to go.”
He holds a master’s degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University, as well as his USA Hockey Level 5 masters coaching certificate.
Prior to joining the Express, Adams worked as Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach at Bridgton Academy with current Walpole Head Coach Jon Lounsbury.