Adam Sherlip

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Adam Sherlip
Adam Craig Sherlip

(1984-03-21) March 21, 1984 (age 35)
OccupationIce hockey coach

Adam Craig Sherlip (born March 21, 1984) is the first head coach of the India national ice hockey team, which competed in the IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia, hosted by Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2009 [1][2][3][4] and in Dehradun, India in 2012,[5] the location of India's first ice arena.[6] It was in the 2012 tournament, with Adam as Head Coach, that India won its first international ice hockey game.[7] He started coaching ice hockey in India as part of an initiative he started, called "The Hockey Volunteer".[8]

Sherlip discovered hockey in India while coaching in China.[9]

As a result of "The Hockey Volunteer" initiative, Sherlip founded The Hockey Foundation,[10] a non-profit that uses ice hockey to help improve life in the communities.[11] The Hockey Foundation's pilot program operates in Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.[11] The Hockey Foundation has donated over 4,000 pieces equipment since 2009.[9] Sherlip and The Hockey Foundation are the subject of the documentary "Disputed Ice," which is currently in development.[12]

Adam used to work for the New York Islanders.[13] He previously coached hockey at the City Ice Pavilion in Long Island City.[14]


  1. ^ "All eyes on Ice Hockey Team - The Economic Times". 2009-03-14. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  2. ^ "Lifestyle – Ice, ice baby: India scoops a surprise « Good Read". 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  3. ^ "Rink Panthers". Hindustan Times. 2009-02-06. Archived from the original on 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  4. ^ "Rookies of rink: India tries ice hockey". Hindustan Times. 2009-03-14. Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  5. ^ "Team Roster" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  6. ^ "First ice arena for India". Archived from the original on 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  7. ^ "India gets first win". Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  8. ^ "The Hockey Volunteer". Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  9. ^ a b "India's Hockey Presence Continuing to Grow". The Hockey Writers. 2015-10-03. Retrieved 2015-10-04.
  10. ^ ACraig (2009-07-26). "The Hockey Volunteer: The Hockey Foundation". Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  11. ^ a b "#HowHockeyHelps".
  12. ^ "Disputed Ice a documentary film". Archived from the original on 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  13. ^ "We're All Islanders" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  14. ^ "Coaches". City Ice Pavilion. 2012-08-07. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-01-07.