Jeff Stein from NE Hurricanes Steps Down
After 13 years of running and organizing one of the most well-respected teams in paintball, Jeff Stein, owner of the New England Hurricanes, has officially confirmed his retirement from the team. In an interview with ProPaintball.com, Stein said that he has indeed stepped down from operating duties of the Hurricanes, and that he now plans on focusing on other opportunities both in and out of the paintball industry.
The team's personal forum on PBNation has contains this post from Stein:
"This is the end
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I’ll never look into your eyes…again
OK, so it’s a bit melodramatic. Especially that last line. But they were the only song lyrics that seemed to fit. As I expect everyone (who cares) knows, I have stepped down as the head of the Hurricanes. And as it turns out, the Hurricane name will retire with me. The Hurricane forum will be closing and moving into the Former Pro Team area. Remnants of the Hurricanes plan to merge with Avalanche and go forward under that name. And with that, the end.
To all the people who came to this forum to read and contribute to our conversations – thank you. I have enjoyed having my own little soapbox, and I hope people enjoyed reading it. I always took pride in the level of intelligence displayed in our forum – I often bragged it was the smartest place on PbNation. I don’t know if it had any positive impact on the sport in NE or anywhere else. I used to think so, I’m not so sure anymore. But at least it was fun while it lasted.
To all our fans over the years, all our sponsors, the fields who hosted us, the teams who practiced us and especially the players who represented the team – thank you."
We at Paintball.com would like to wish Jeff Stein the best of luck on any future endeavors.