Ed. Note — The following story was posted on LebanonSportsBuzz.com. The story focuses on Merrimack College recruit Jordan Seyfert, who is eligible for this summer’s NHL Draft and has had a breakout season with the Chicago Steel (USHL) and U.S. National Development Program.
Why would a teenager move hundreds of miles away, leave his parents, family and friends far behind and live on his own in an unfamiliar environment? To pursue a dream.
It is the high cost of becoming the first professional hockey player that Lebanon County has ever produced. But one that Jordan Seyfert seems willing to pay.
Currently, Seyfert, a 17-year-old senior from Annville, is living his dream as a member of the Chicago Steel, one of 17 franchises in the United States Hockey League, the top developmental hockey league in the country, for 15-20 year-olds. But like most dreams this one is more about hard work and determination than fantasies and story books.