Seawolf Adam Tisdale Shares His Hockey Story

As Adam Tisdale wraps up his college career on the ice, he reflects on his unique journey and the bromance he made along the way. 

By Avery Williamson 


Adam Tisdale’s hockey career began 22 years ago in Cochrane, Alberta. All around him, people were learning how to play hockey. 

“Being from Canada, playing hockey is basically like religion,” Adam said. 

He also watched his dad and brother having a blast skating around the rink. When he was only three years old, he decided to follow in theirfollow their footsteps “and loved hockey ever since.” 

After 14 years of playing, he realized he wanted to play collegiate hockey. “I had been playing junior league hockey and I heard about college hockey in the states and I knew it was something I wanted to do.” 

He started his collegiate career at Clarkson University in New York in 2018. During the 2018-19 season, Adam had eight assists. The following season, he recorded eight goals and two assists for a total of 10 points. 

Adam then transferred to Sacred Heart University in Connecticut for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. During his first season at SHU, he secured one assist. The following year, he tallied two goals and five assists for a total of seven goals. 

After playing for Sacred Heart, Adam had one more season of eligibility left due to COVID-19. He entered the transfer portal and Associate Head Coach Trevor Stewart reached out to him. “He told me that the program was coming back and sold me on UAA,” said Adam. 

“It was hard to say no to helping rebuild a new program. You can mold the team however you want to. That’s something that really piqued my interest in coming here.” 

The pros of UAA overwhelmed Adam, and he “couldn’t turn the opportunity down.” 

During the 2022-23 season, Adam played three games before breaking his leg, leading to a medical redshirt. With another year of eligibility, he decided to stay at UAA and finish his graduate program in Spring 2024 instead of Summer 2023. 

Adam came back healthy and ready for the 2023-24 season, scoring four goals and tallying 11 assists this year.

Now that his college journey is coming to an end, Adam is making plans for the future. When asked about what he’ll do after graduation, Adam said, “my mom is asking that question too. I don’t know.”

All jokes aside, he plans to go to Calgary and then “see what happens.”

“I’d like to play somewhere overseas, but that’s still up in the air,” he said.

Though Alaska has many great things to offer, Adam said he’ll mostly miss his teammates. “We built this team together, so I’m going to miss the guys the most for sure.” 

“And my roommates,” he added, which prompted another question regarding a recent Seawolf 5th Line Instagram post: the Adam Tisdale and Joey Lamoreaux bromance. 

“Just the guy I have to live with,” Adam joked at first. “He’s someone I clicked with right away. We live together, so we do a lot together like grocery shopping.” 

So not only is Adam saying goodbye to college hockey, but he must also part ways with his shopping pal. 

For his teammates who have a few more years left at UAA, Adam advises them “to keep being yourself.”

“A lot of people come to college and try to find who they are, but I think it comes naturally. Don’t try to do too much, just be yourself and let that be.”

In the same way Adam misses Joey whenever he grocery shops alone, the Seawolf hockey program will miss Adam Tisdale next year. 


Join us to celebrate the entire season at our Year-End Banquet. This is a great opportunity to meet all of your UAA Seawolf players, say goodbye to Adam and six other departing students, talk with coaching staff about their year and get a preview of what’s in store for next year.

Join fellow fans as we learn who stood out on this year’s team. Find out who is:

  • Most inspirational
  • Most improved
  • Most community-minded
  • Best student athlete
  • Fan favorite
  • Who has the most Seawolf grit

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