Pa Hockey: PAHD - Pro College &Juniors

United States Hockey League (USHL)
Junior Hockey's # 1 League in the U.S.

Umberger Flyers
Plum's R.J. Umberger of the Philadelphia Flyers !
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Pros, College and Junior Hockey !
USC Ryan Malone
USC's Ryan Malone of the Pittsburgh Penguins
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Expanding your hockey career past High School !

Many players from Pennsylvania move on to play after their glorious Interscholastic careers.....See our best who have in Onward and Upward....explore College Hockey from NCAA Division to our local colleges....what about the Juniors ....the NAHL, the USHL and America's West !

Also check out the NHL, AHL, and ECHL Pa Teams !   




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Visit the NAHL !
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North American Hockey League (NAHL)
Junior A Hockey ....Pittsburgh Forge is a member of this league !

America's West Hockey League
Junior A Hockey in the Far West !

MERCYHURST
View the Mercyhurst College Website !
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Mercyhurst College
NCAA Divison 1 Hockey power in Erie, Pa. under the direction of Rich Gotkin

Ohio State University
The Buckeyes are home for Western Pa players
R.J. Umberger (Plum)
Jason Crain (Highlands)
Mike Betz (Elizabeth Forward)
J.B. Biitner (Seton LaSalle)
Nate Guenin (Hopewell)


Robert Morris University
Check out the RMU Junior Prep Camp !
Robert Morris University Junior Prep Camp
   In 2004-2005, Robert Morris University fielded the FIRST NCAA Division 1 Hockey program to Western Pennsylvania playing at the Island Sports Center on Neville Island.

Congratulations to Robert Morris University Head Coach Derek Schooley on the completion of the inaugural season and we are proud that his program is an integral part of Pa Hockey.   


    Once agains to show our support for the Robert Morris program we would like to announce the Annual Junior Prep camp at Robert Morris. Several Junior A and NCAA Collegiate programs will be attending with Robert Morris University serving as the host.

    This is a great opportunity for ALL players in Western Pennsylvania to experience an opportunity to see what it takes to advance to a higher level in Junior A or Collegiate Hockey. So don't miss out on this opportunity and click on the Robert Morris logo to see the attached brochure [BY CLICK ON TITLE ABOVE] or contact Derek Schooley at Robert Morris University at 412-269-4477!


Robert Morris University
Visit the Robert Morris Hockey Website !
Robert Morris University Collegiate Junior Prep Camp
In 2004-2005, Robert Morris University will bring the FIRST NCAA Division 1 Hockey program to Western Pennsylvania. Earlier this year, the University purchased the Island Sports Center on Neville Island.
The Colonials have joined the NCAA Division 1 CHL.

Robert Morris University Head Coach Derek Schooley brings plenty of experience and has made a great committment to development of players from right here in Western Pa.....so we need to show our support for the Robert Morris program by having a big turnout for this event !   

   Other Junior A and NCAA Collegiate programs attendings will be: Niagara University (CHUMS), UMASS-Lowell (Hockey East), Mercyhurst(Atlantic Hockey), SUNY-Brockport (Division 3), Sioux Falls Stampede
(USHL), Youngstown Phantoms (NAHL), Toledo Icediggers (NAHL), Penn State (ACHA Division 1 National Champions) and of course, Robert Morris University.

    This is a great opportunity for ALL players in Western Pennsylvania to experience an opportunity to see what it takes to advance to a higher level in Junior A or Collegiate Hockey. So don't miss out on this opportunity and click on the Robert Morris logo to see the attached brochure [BY CLICK ON TITLE ABOVE] or contact Derek Schooley at
Robert Morris University at 412-269-4477!


PENNSTATE.GIF
Visit the PSU Icers !
Penn State University
The ACHA Division 1 National Champions ....under the direction of Western Pa's own Joe Battista !

Collegiate Hockey across North America
Eric Carlson's College Hockey Links

Links to every College or University in North America in Division I & III and Club Hockey (This is one the best sites ever !)


WPCHA
Western Pa College Hockey Assn
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Western Pennsylvania College Hockey Association
Check out all the local colleges
Pitt - CMU - IUP - Slippery Rock - WVU - Allegheny College - Edinboro - Youngstown State - California - Penn State West - St Vincent - UPJ


Philadelphia Flyers
Official Team Website

Pittsburgh Penguins
Official Team Website

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Visit the NHL Pittsburgh Pens

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Visit the Baby Penguins !
Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Baby Penguins
Members of the American Hockey League located in Wilkes Barre / Scranton, Pa

Hershey Bears
Members of the American Hockey League

Philadelphia Phantoms
Members of the American Hockey League located in Philadelphia, Pa.

Johnstown Chiefs
Click and follow the Chiefs !
Johnstown Chiefs
Members of the East Coast Hockey League located in Johnstown, Pa.

Erie Otters
Visit the OHL Otters !
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Erie Otters
Members of the Ontario Junior A Hockey League located in Erie, Pennsylvania

Wheeling Nailers
Visit the ECHL Nailers !
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Wheeling Nailers
Members of the East Coast Hockey League located in Wheeling, West Virginia

Thursday, January 18
Philadelphia Flyers call up Nate Guenin the NHL
Nate Guenin Ohio State
Read about Nate Guenin's road to the NHL !
   Hopewell's Nate Guenin, a former member of Team Pittsburgh, Ohio State University and Hopewell High School will play his first National Hockey League game for the Philadelphia Flyers . Guenin, who played for Ohio State University and has since joined the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL becomes the 4th player from Western Pennsylvania in the past 3 years to play in the NHL joining R.J. Umberger of the Philadelphia Flyers, Ryan Malone of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Billy Thomas of the Phoenix Coyotes. Congratulations to Nate Guenin and good luck !      

Tuesday, October 30
Beaver County's Mike Weber gets the call from the Buffalo Sabres
Another Pittsburgh player made it to the NHL over the weekend. Defenseman Mike Weber, who played his amateur hockey with the Junior Penguins, was called up from the Rochester Americans by the Buffalo Sabres. Weber,19 years old, 6-2, 205 lbs., had three assists in nine games with Rochester this season, and leads the Amerks with 24 PIM’s. He had a lot of praise from Buffalo head coach Lindy Ruff.

"From Randy (Cunneyworth) and Darcy (Regier), my understanding is that he has been playing a physical game, has been solid defensively, has been a plus player down there," said head Ruff, referring to Weber's performance in Rochester. "Right now he's been the guy that they've really liked and really like the way he's played.

"The game we played him up here, we've really like his presence and his composure." Weber started last season with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League, before being dealt to the Barrie Colts at the OHL trade deadline.

In a combined 60 games with Windsor and Barrie, Weber posted career highs in goals (6), assists (28) and points (34), along with 172 PIMs. He also contributed six points (0+7) in seven playoff games.


Goaltenders R' Us
Learn fancy footwork, stickwork and dancing lessons with Western Pa's # 1 Goaltending advocate Jamie Cummings !

PENNSTATE.GIF
Article on Penn State Hockey
Monday, September 20
Joe Ba's Dream comes True .......PSU going Division 1 !

    Penn State University as been a model Ice Hockey Program at the ACHA Division 1 Level for the past 30 years and won multiple National Championships with the majority led by Penn Hills native Joe Battista. The University announced on 9/17 that the University will be building a 5000-6000 seat Arena near the Bryce Jorden Center and house NCAA  Division 1 Mens and Women's Ice Hockey Programs.

     This venture was made possible with a generous gift by Terry and Kim Pegula, who donated $ 88 Million Dollars designated for the building of the Arena, Scholarships for the Mens and Women's Ice Hockey Program. This is a great day for Pa Hockey and a testimony to the hardwork, vision and perserverence of Joe Battista to make it happen ! 

    Here is the link to an article in State College

http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/battista-one-of-the-happiest-days-of-my-life-527050/


Sunday, April 8
Mt Lebanon's Parker Milner leads Boston College to NCAA Title !
    Mt Lebanon's Parker Milner has a tough time breaking the lineup on the 2006 Pennsylvania State Champions and consequently left Pittsburgh and the Blue Devils to seek a collegiate career and wound up at Boston College. Yesterday, Milner became the 2nd straight goaltender [Plum's Kenny Reiter won at Minnesota Duluth in 2011] to lead his team to an NCAA Championship. Parker Milner led the Eagles to a 4-1 victory over Ferris State and was named the outstanding player of the NCAA Tournament. Congratulations to Parker Milner and the Boston College Eagles.

Thursday, January 1
ONWARD UPWARD 2014-2015

  WEST          
  EAST Player  High School  League  Junior Team  NCAA Collegiate Team 
    JUNIOR A - Tier 1      
1 EAST Blaise Kilroy    EJHL Boston Jr Rangers   
2 EAST Sam Salvino Buck Hill Falls, Pa  EJHL Boston Jr Rangers   
3 EAST Logan Hockley  Lebanon, Pa  EJHL East Coast Wizards   
4 EAST Jamie Lucas  Collegeville Pa EJHL Hartford Wolfpak  
5 EAST Connor Bechtel  Doylestown, Pa EJHL Hartford Wolfpak  
6 EAST Andrew Romano LaSalle NAHL Johnstown Tomahawks   
7 EAST Peyton Jones  Holy Ghost Prep  USHL Lincoln Stars   
8 EAST Ryan Lohin  Chadds Ford, Pa  USHL Madison Capitals Mass Lowell
9 EAST John Kowalewski Philadelphia  EJHL New Hampshire Monarchs   
10 EAST James Davis  Doylestown, Pa EJHL New Hampshire Monarchs   
11 EAST Simon Butela  Downingtown Pa  EJHL New Jersey Rockets   
12 EAST Michael Ufberg  Richboro PA  EJHL New Jersey Rockets   
13 EAST AJ Drobot Churchville pa  EJHL New Jersey Rockets   
14 EAST Jeff Beck  Broomall, Pa EJHL Philadelphia Jr Flyers   
15 EAST Evan Williams  Harrisburg Pa EJHL Philadelphia Jr Flyers   
16 EAST AJ Wallace  West Chester Pa  EJHL Philadelphia Jr Flyers   
17 EAST Steven Cavaliere Springfield  EJHL Philadelphia Jr Flyers   
18 EAST Kyle Martin    EJHL Philadelphia Little Flyers   
19 EAST Colin Charyszyn LaSalle EJHL Philadelphia Little Flyers   
20 EAST Chris Best  Downingtown Pa  EJHL Philadelphia Little Flyers   
21 EAST Gabe Chuckran  Media EJHL Philadelphia Little Flyers   
22 EAST Jules Lever Blue Bell PA EJHL Philadelphia Revolution   
23 EAST Taylor Cutting    EJHL Philadelphia Revolution   
24 EAST Nick Patullo Doylestown, Pa EJHL Philadelphia Revolution   
25 EAST Gary Matyok  Warminster EJHL Philadelphia Revolution   
26 EAST Jamie Crane  Philadelphia  EJHL Philadelphia Revolution   
27 EAST Jeff Schaffer  Philadelphia  EJHL Philadelphia Revolution   
28 EAST James Utley    EJHL Philadelphia Revolution   
29 EAST Dean Zerby  Harrisburg Pa EJHL Philadelphia Revolution   
30 EAST Nick Tasca  Sinking Spring  EJHL Philadelphia Revolution   
31 EAST Guy Roby  Philadelphia  NAHL Rio Grande Valley   
32 EAST Simon Butela  Downingtown Pa  USHL Sioux City Musketeers Michigan
33 EAST Nick Master  Broomall, Pa USHL Tri City Storm Mass Lowell
34 EAST Kevin Kerr Bensalem Pa  USHL Tri City Storm Penn State 
35 EAST Tyler Huberty  Honey Brook Pa  EJHL Wilke Barre Scranton Knights   
36 WEST Austin Heakins  Mars  NAHL Aberdeen Wings   
37 WEST Stefan Horgas  State College  EJHL Boston Jr Rangers   
38 WEST Andrew Gaus  Pittsburgh, Pa USHL Cedar Rapids Roughriders  Yale 
39 WEST Luke Leya  Hampton  EJHL East Coast Wizards   
40 WEST Nick White  Peters Twp  EJHL East Coast Wizards   
41 WEST Jacob Hetz  Shaler  NAHL Fairbanks Ice Dogs   
42 WEST Dan Kurecovy Bethel Park  NAHL Janesville Jets   
43 WEST Jake Houston  Central Catholic  NAHL Johnstown Tomahawks   
44 WEST Dalton Hunter  Latrobe  NAHL Johnstown Tomahawks   
45 WEST Trevor Recktenwald  Peters Twp  NAHL Johnstown Tomahawks   
46 WEST Luke Lynch  Shaler  NAHL Johnstown Tomahawks   
47 WEST Adam Pilewicz  Quaker Valley  NAHL Johnstown Tomahawks   
48 WEST Noah Batis  Latrobe  NAHL Keystone Ice Miners   
49 WEST Jake Coleman  Moon NAHL Keystone Ice Miners   
50 WEST AJ Coleman  Moon NAHL Keystone Ice Miners   
51 WEST Tommy Horn  Pittsburgh, Pa NAHL Keystone Ice Miners   
52 WEST Eric Carerras  West Chester Pa  NAHL Lone Star Brahmas  
53 WEST Alex Berdidanelli Franklin Regional NAHL Michigan Warriors   
54 WEST Anthony Parucci Central Catholic  NAHL Michigan Warriors   
55 WEST Michael Covach  Shillington Pa NAHL Minnesota Wilderness  
56 WEST Clay Plyer  Hempfield  EJHL New England Wolves   
57 WEST Keaton Baum Norwin  EJHL New York Applecore   
58 WEST Michael Zidansek  Hermitage  EJHL New York Applecore   
59 WEST Adam Alavi Peters Twp  NAHL Soo Eagles   
60 WEST Matt Menta Lima  NAHL Soo Eagles   
61 WEST Nick Kern  Holland  NAHL Soo Eagles   
62 WEST Colin DeAugustine  Burgettsown, Pa USHL Youngstown Phantoms  
63 WEST Matt Mendleson Pittsburgh, Pa USHL Bloomington Thunder  Penn State


Thursday, January 1
ONWARD UPWARD 2014-2015
  WEST          
  EAST Player  High School  League  Junior Team  NCAA Collegiate Team 
    NCAA DIVISION 1      
1 EAST Johnny Hrabovsky Hummelstown  USHL Tri City  Air Force 
2 EAST Chris Williams  Pottstown BCHL Powell Alaska Anchorage 
3 EAST Gabe Antoni Lansdale NAHL Springfield Bentley
4 EAST Adam Berkle Collegeville USHL Youngstown  Bowling Green
5 EAST Ryan Tyson Harleysville  EJHL New Hampshire  Connecticut 
6 EAST Eric Neilly  Warminster PREP Exeter  Dartmouth 
7 EAST Kevin Neilly Warminster PREP Exeter  Dartmouth 
8 EAST Ryan Ferrill Havertown EJHL Philadelphia Jr Flyers  Holy Cross
9 EAST Steven Swavely Reading EJHL New Jersey  Maine 
10 EAST Ed Dewald  Southhampton  EJHL Philadelphia Jr Flyers  Mercyhurst 
11 EAST Brian Christie  West Chester  NAHL Topeka Merrimack
12 EAST Ed Minney  Wind Gap Pa  USHL USNDP Michigan State 
13 EAST Dylam Margonari  West Chester  USHL Youngstown  Minnesota State 
14 EAST Kyle Mountain Malvern Prep BCHL Bentitcton Nebraska Omaha
15 EAST John Furgale  Glen Mills  EJHL New Jersey  New Hampshire 
16 EAST Connor Varley  Lansdale USHL Des Moines  Penn State 
17 EAST Peter Sweetland  Newtown USHL Green Bay Penn State 
18 EAST Ricky DeRosa  Cardinal O'Hara  NAHL Port Huron  Penn State 
19 EAST David Thompson  Glen Mills  BCHL Chilliwack Penn State 
20 EAST Eamon McAdam  Perkaskie USHL Waterloo Penn State 
21 EAST Quin Pompi Springfield Prep Berkshire Princeton
22 EAST Robbie Hennessey Garnet Valley  PREP Northwood Prep Providence 
23 EAST Alexander Kugali   USHL Sioux City  RIT
24 EAST Jake Brightbill Anneville  AJHL Walpole  Sacred Heart 
25 EAST Terrence Wallin  Yardley PREP Gunnery  UMAss Lowell
26 EAST Nick Cruice  LaSalle EJHL South Shore  Union
27 EAST Brendan Bradley  Holy Ghost EJHL New Jersey  Vermont
28 EAST Nick Lukko West Chester  USHL Dubuque Vermont
29 WEST Travis Jeke   PREP Northwood Prep Boston College 
30 WEST Sam Lafferty  Holidaysburg PREP Deerfield Prep Brown 
31 WEST Steve Perry  Ligonier NAHL Fairbanks  Clarkson
32 WEST Greg Lewis  Mars  NAHL Wenatchee Clarkson
33 WEST Zach Aman  Johnstown USHL Indiana Colorado College 
34 WEST Tom Comunale  Seneca Valley  NAHL St Louis  Connecticut 
35 WEST Ty Loney  Pine Richland  USHL Youngstown  Denver 
36 WEST Tyler Andrew  Bethel Park  USHL Indiana Ferris State 
37 WEST Nilan Nagy  Canon McMillan USHL Youngstown  Holy Cross
38 WEST Jayson Angus  Latrobe USHL Fairbanks  Lake Superior State 
39 WEST Alec Shields  Moon Twp  NAHL Traverse City  Mercyhurst 
40 WEST Brandon Gotkin  Erie Prep  PREP Cathedral Prep Mercyhurst 
41 WEST Jake Hildebrand  Butler  USHL Cedar Rapids  Michigan State 
42 WEST Barrett Kaib Upper St Clair  USHL Green Bay Northern Michigan
43 WEST Luke Stork  Upper St Clair  USHL Youngstown  Ohio State 
44 WEST Matt Skoff Montour  USHL Sioux City  Penn State 
45 WEST Kevin Liss  Pittsburgh USHL Youngstown  Princeton
46 WEST Brooks Behling  Mt Lebanon NAHL Amarillo Providence 
47 WEST Dave Rigatti Peters Twp  NAHL Texas  Robert Morris 
48 WEST Zac Lynch  Shaler  EJHL Bay State  Robert Morris 
49 WEST Drew Smolzynski Hatfield USHL Chicago St Lawrence 
50 WEST Michael Louria  North Allegheny NAHL Minot  UMAss Lowell


Kenny Reiter UMD Plum
Kenny Reiter - NCAA D 1 National Champ
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Saturday, January 14
Onward and Upward - 2011 - 2012

   Onward and Upward - 2011-2012

    We have gone through the NCAA Division 1 Rosters and the Junior A Rosters in the USHL, NAHL and EJHL to find 132 Eastern and Western Pennsylvania Hockey Players who have advanced their hockey careers to the next level.

     Enjoy the list and please let us know if we missed someone

 www.eteamz.com/pahockey/files/onwardupward20112012.xls



Matt Bartkowski
Matt Bartkowski of Mt Lebanon
Thursday, December 23
Onward and Upward - 2010-2011
Every year Pa Hockey searches high and low for the former Eastern and Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic talent that has moved on to play Junior A in the USHL, NAHL, EJHL and Collegiate Hockey in the NCAA Division 1 in the Atlantic Hockey, CCHA, College Hockey America, ECAC, Hockey East,  and WCHA.

     We found over 118 players from Pennsylvania from Western Pennsylvania and from Eastern Pennsylvania who made our coveted list. Now we know some of you have the inside information that we may have missed a couple of players, so please let us know.

    Also included in our list is the players from Eastern and Western Pennsylvania that have gone on to play in the National Hockey League. This past week, Mt Lebanon's Matt Bartkowski got the call from the Boston Bruins and made his debut at Consol Energy Center aginst the Pittsburgh Penguins. Matt completed his HS Career at Mt Lebanon earning a State Championship and then went on to play at Ohio State, which proves YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LEAVE PITTSBURGH to make the NHL.   

    Onward and Upward we go for 2010-2011 and enjoy the list !

  www.eteamz.com/pahockey/files/PIHLCOLL11.xls

 



Christian Hanson Notre Dame
Christian Hanson of Toronto Maple Leafs
Thursday, January 7
Onward and Upward - 2009 - 2010 !
Colby Cohen
Radnor's Colby Cohen with Boston U
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Every year Pa Hockey searches high and low for the former Pennsylvania Interscholastic talent that has moved on to play Junior A in the USHL, NAHL, EJHL and Collegiate Hockey in the NCAA Division 1 in the Atlantic Hockey, CCHA, College Hockey America, ECAC, Hockey East,  and WCHA.

     We found 103 players from Pennsylvania including 64 from Western Pennsylvania and 39 from Eastern Pennsylvania who made our coveted list. Now we know some of you have the inside information that we may have missed a couple of players, so please let us know.

      Onward and Upward we go for 2009-2010 and enjoy the list !

  www.eteamz.com/pahockey/files/PIHLCOLL10.xls



Christian Hanson Notre Dame
Christian Hanson of Peters Twp leads # 1 Notre Dame in 08-09
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Thursday, January 22
Onward and Upward - 2008 - 2009
Colby Cohen
Radnor's Colby Cohen competes for Boston University
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   Every year Pa Hockey searches high and low for the former Pennsylvania Interscholastic talent that has moved on to play Junior A in the USHL, NAHL, EJHL and Collegiate Hockey in the NCAA Division 1 in the Atlantic Hockey, CCHA, College Hockey America, ECAC, Hockey East,  and WCHA.

     We found 95 players from Pennsylvania including 51 from Western Pennsylvania and 44 from Eastern Pennsylvania who made our coveted list. Now we know some of you have the inside information that we may have missed a couple of players, so please let us know.

      Onward and Upward we go for 2008-2009 and enjoy the list ! 

 

 



Thursday, January 8
Where are they now ? Onward and Upward - 2008 - 2009
Where are they now ? Onward and Upward - 2008 - 2009

   Every year, Pa Hockey searches far and wide for former Pa Hockey Interscholastic Hockey players who are now continuing their careers at the Junior A and NCAA Division Collegiate level. We have compiled our list and the results are in. Now we may miss a player or two on this list, so let us know if we ommitted anyone from this prestigious list for 2008 - 2009.

   We found 39 Players in Division 1 Hockey and we found 57 Players in Junior A Hockey. This is a little below the average in total than over the past five years as we usually find over 100 players. Enjoy the list of Onward and Upward for 2008-2009 ! 

 



Bill Thoomas FC
Fox Chapel's Bill Thomas of Phoenix Coyotes
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Thursday, February 7
Where are they now ? Onward and Upward - 2007 - 2008

   Every year, Pa Hockey searches far and wide for former Pa Hockey Interscholastic Hockey players who are now continuing their careers at the Junior A and NCAA Division Collegiate level. We have compiled our list and the results are in. Now we may miss a player or two on this list, so let us know if we ommitted anyone from this prestigious list for 2007 - 2008.

   We found 39 Players in Division 1 Hockey and we found 57 Players in Junior A Hockey. This is a little below the average in total than over the past five years as we usually find over 100 players. Enjoy the list of Onward and Upward for 2007-2008 ! 

 

 



Umberger Flyers
Plum's RJ Umberger of the Philadelphia Flyers
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