Friday, August 5, 2011

Story about two former Stars from USHL.com

Courtesy of USHL Images
Thanks to the person who informed me about this article posted today on the official USHL website.  Former Stars Colby Cohen and Carter Camper, who played for Lincoln in the 2006-07 season, are highlighted in an article by the USHL, posted on their website today.  Both players talk a little about their time in Lincoln, as well as their time in Providence playing for the Boston Bruins' AHL farm team.

Click here to read the article.


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.”

1 comment:

starsfan said...

Anyone else find it sad that the USHL still hasn't posted any transactions on pointstreak. They also still don't have the teams 30 man rosters up. You can't tell me no one has been traded or dropped in the last two months. Amazing that the NAHL has transactions back to July 1st with what seems like 100 teams.