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Linked: Seyfert Boldly Goes Where No Lebanon County Hockey Player Has Gone Before

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Ed. Note — The following story was posted on 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.

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Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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