SEG Honors Adam Herold
Adam Herold took hockey very seriously. He kept photo albums dedicated to it, with each image telling its own unique tale.
Herold was an invaluable leader on and off the ice for Regina Pat Canadians of Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League’s Regina Pat Canadians franchise, leading both on the ice and within their dressing room. To honor his efforts a room has been set aside at Regina Co-operators Centre dedicated in his memory.
Early Life and Education
Adam was an exceptional and caring individual, dedicated to his family, friends, and team. He was open and honest in all interactions and made everyone feel like part of his extended family. Adam led by example for his teammates as they looked up to and respected his leadership qualities.
Adam Herold was recently honored with a room at Regina’s Co-operators Centre that will serve as his memory room; players lounge, coach’s office and trainer’s area for his Regina Pat Canadians team are welcome here.
David Edgar Herold was born in Maryland as one of Adam Herold and Mary Porter Herold’s 11 children. Raised in an affluent household near Washington D.C., he worked as an assistant clerk for both doctors and pharmacists; attended classes at Charlotte Hall Military Academy; met John Wilkes Booth; then eventually began work for himself as an antitrust broker for an oil firm in Maryland.
Adam Herold was one of three players killed in last year’s Humboldt bus tragedy and just shy of turning 17. Born and raised in rural Iowa, Adam was fiercely dedicated to family.
Russell and Raelene Herold kept a photo of Adam sitting happily with his mini Ski-Doos displayed proudly on their dining table, as well as photos showing him hunting deer with his father and running their combine on their family farm.
The Herolds acquired a quarter section of native grass and bush near their Montmartre home to honor Adam Herold and preserve its land in his memory. Additionally, they constructed the Adam Herold Memorial Room at Co-operators Centre Regina – where Adam played two seasons as captain – where Adam served his two-season coaching tenure as well.
Achievement and Honors
One of SEG’s greatest traditions is honoring individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements and contributions. Each year, nominations are sought so that SEG recognizes those worthy of formal acknowledgment.
Honors and Awards Committee at SEG is now seeking nominations for its 2021 Annual Recognition Award, due by 1 January to allow enough time for review and deliberation by its committee members.
Adam Herold was immensely proud of his Saskatchewan roots, and always made others feel better. This inspired his family and friends to form the Adam Herold Legacy Foundation with its mission of actively developing today’s youth into leaders for tomorrow through hockey and leadership camps in communities such as Balcarres, Gravelbourg, Naicam, and Radville.
Adam Herold was more than just a great hockey player; he was intelligent, humble, and proud of his small town roots. Always willing to lend a helping hand in order to better their community or province.
He was an effective leader and role model. Always approachable and never let fame get to his head, he loved hockey as much as his family and home in Montmartre, Saskatchewan.
Herold Herold was every coach’s dream player for Weyburn Pee Wee AA Youngfellow Wings coach Darren Larson. He was hardworking, mature for his age and possessing talent to become an exceptional player – as well as being an outstanding teammate.