NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Former Merrimack hockey defenseman Adam Ross (Red Deer, AB) was a part of the gold medal winning Canadian national team at the 2012 IIHF In-Line World Championships held in Germany.
"Winning a IIHF world championship is a dream come true," stated Ross. "The talent level of the tournament is exceptional and all the teams were very close this year. We knew we had a great opportunity to win but it is still sinking in that we actually did it. Its a great feeling and an accomplishment that I will hold with me forever. Not many people are able to say they have won a world championship doing something that they love. There is no better feeling than hearing your national anthem at the end of the tournament."
The assistant captain led the Canadian team to the victory over the host German team by the score of 9-5. In the gold medal game, Ross led all defenseman with two assists in the victory.
Ross finished the tournament with five goals and 10 assists in six games played, making him the highest scoring defenseman on his team and in the tournament. His plus/minus rating of +8 was the best on his team and was also third highest total for a defenseman in the tournament.
Ross finished off his Warriors career with 139 games played, seven goals and 23 assists for 30 points. During his senior season in North Andover, Ross led the Warriors to their first NCAA tournament appearance as he scored two goals, picked up eight assists and ranked third on the team with a plus/minus rating of +22.