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Here are a few prime quotes from the article in which Colby and Carter talk about their time playing for the Stars in Lincoln:
Let’s start with Cohen. After one season with the Syracuse Stars of the OJHL and another with the U.S. National Team Development Program (which was then in the NAHL), the seventeen-year-old offensive-defenseman felt it was time for a change.
“Hockey got to a point where I wasn't playing very well and I wasn't having as much fun,” Cohen told USHL.com back in August, 2010 (Click to see article). “At that point, I came to Lincoln where the crowd, the atmosphere, and the people – everyone is like, ‘We want you to be here.’ I'm 100% positive that I wouldn't be where I am today had I not gone to Lincoln. There's no doubt about it – it saved my career.”
Like Cohen, Carter Camper moved on from the NAHL to join the Lincoln Stars in the fall of 2006. And although the fellow Bruins prospect insists, “You have to see it for yourself,” he was happy to reminisce about his USHL days:
“Lincoln exceeded my expectations. I can remember standing out at the goal line and just being amazed – it’s the best production I’ve seen. When I was drafted by Lincoln in the USHL Futures Draft, I heard how awesome it was to play there from my older brother’s friends and other players who had played there. I came from the North American Hockey League where we were lucky to have a hundred people at our games, and at Lincoln we had five to six thousand people.”
“To be honest with you, Lincoln was probably better than 80-90 percent of the places I was able to play in college over my four years.”