Former Jr. National having success at RITJunior forward at RIT, Mitchell, who played in the AJHL with the Washington Jr. Nationals, is among the Tigers’ top scorers with 10 goals for 18 points through 22 games this season...
Adam Mitchell has evolved into an impact player at the NCAA Division I level, and he has the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL) to thank.
A junior forward at RIT, Mitchell, who played in the AJHL with the Washington Jr. Nationals, is among the Tigers’ top scorers with 10 goals for 18 points through 22 games this season.
“Adam’s impact with our team has grown every year,” said Tigers coach Wayne Wilson. “He’s always had a great shot and has contributed offensively. Over the years, he’s scored some really big goals.”
Mitchell, from Crofton, Md., played in 36 games with the Tigers his freshman year, tallying 17 points on 11 goals. His sophomore year, he suited up in 31 games and struck for nine goals (16 points).
Wilson believes Mitchell’s success is a result of him using his 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame to his advantage.
“During his time with us, he’s gotten much stronger and is playing a way more physical game and using his big body to create room for himself,” said the coach.
“He’s also becoming more of a vocal leader this year, and we hope that continues into his senior year.”