Cape Breton Screaming Eagles defenceman Adam McCormick is playing hockey with a heavy heart. Skating with the QMJHL team has provided the 16-year-old with a little refuge from what he and his family are facing at home.
His mom, Audrey, is awaiting a lung transplant. She’s been fighting lung disease for more than seven years, and it was a big decision for McCormick to leave home. He wasn’t sure if going away to play major junior hockey was a good idea given the circumstances.
Sydney, NS, where the Screaming Eagles play, is a seven-hour drive from his western New Brunswick roots.
McCormick played last season with the Fredericton Canadians major midget team, about an hour away from his Woodstock, NB, home. He’s also an eleventh round pick of the hometown Woodstock Slammers in the Maritime Hockey League, a local junior A circuit under the CJHL umbrella.
He placed a call to Cape Breton head coach, Marc-André Dumont.
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