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Joe Eben Moves From USPHL U-18 To NOJHL Blind River

Joe Eben is taking his championship caliber game, and Portland Pirates U-18 leading scorer ways to the NOJHL’s Blind River Beavers for the 2015-2016 season.

Taking his game to a new level in the 2014-2015 Portland Pirates U-18 season under the guidance of long time Minor Pro Coach and former NHL player Kevin Kaminski, Eben is now prepared to take the next step toward his NCAA hockey goal in Blind River Ontario.

“I am excited for the opportunity.”  Said Eben.  “Its a different country and a new season at the Tier II level.  I am training hard, and looking forward to contributing to what Coach Barton is trying to build this year.”

The smooth skating, play making forward lead the Portland Pirates U-18 team in scoring during the 2014-2015 season producing 18 points in 29 league games.  The Pirates later went on to capture a U-18 National Title in Troy Michigan.

The USPHL U-18 AAA league is one of the top Midget AAA leagues in the United States regularly developing players that end up on NCAA D-1 hockey rosters.

Joe Eben joins Max Barr who competed in the USPHL Elite Division as the two most recent players from the Eastern United States who are taking their game to the NOJHL.  Last season Blind River also had tremendous success when landing Chris Ordoobadi who will be playing NCAA hockey at Lawrence University in the fall.

Joseph Kolodziej – Publisher

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