Sewickley Academy athlete of the week: Adin Zorn
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 1:24 PM
School: Sewickley Academy
Claim to fame: Adin Zorn’s hat trick in a 8-3 win over Wheeling Catholic put him in rare company, because each score was shorthanded.
To put his achievement into perspective, Theo Fleury is the only player in NHL history to score a hat trick with three shorthanded goals.
How’d it feel to score probably the most unique hat trick possible in hockey?
I really wasn’t thinking much about it. When I’m on the ice, I’m just trying to support my team. You have to work just as hard, if not harder, when you’re shorthanded with one or two of your guys not out there with you. I really didn’t think much about it, but to score a shorthanded hat trick is pretty cool.
Which goal do you feel was the most impressive?
Probably the second goal. It was a 5-on-3 goal. There were a couple of good bounces that went my way, and I got past a few kids and found a way to put it in the net.
You have scored more shorthanded goals this year than all but two Class A teams. What’s your secret?
Hard work, and the first goal is really just trying to get the puck out and playing good team defense. You also have to be ready for when an opportunity presents itself, so go ahead, push up the ice and try to make a play for the team.
This was also the team’s first win of the season. How good did it feel to get into the win column?
It was amazing, because we’ve worked really hard all year. We’re really a resilient group due to the lack of players on the team. The win felt unbelievable.
Chris Martian is the only senior on the team. How much have you learned from him this season?
Chris is a very good player, and a great friend to me. He’s been a great leader on the team, and he has meant a lot to us on and off the ice. We’ll definitely miss him next year.
With this being such a young group, do you feel good about the future?
I do. I see us being pretty good when next season comes around. We have a lot of young talent, which is not a bad problem at all.
If you could change one rule in hockey, what would it be?
Changing offsides could be pretty fun. If you changed offsides, there could be a lot more scoring chances. I think that’d be pretty interesting.
What else are you involved in?
In the fall, I played on the soccer team. That was a lot of fun for me and a great experience. In the spring, I will play on the baseball team.
You have to pick two pro linemates. Who are they?
I’d go with Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid. Crosby is a great playmaker, and having someone with McDavid’s speed would be unreal.