"Joe is an extremely gifted hockey player," Ice Dogs coach-GM Rob Proffitt said. "He told us when he arrived that he wanted to play for the Spartans. I'm just glad we could help him get there."
Now in his second season with the Ice Dogs, Shean, from Jackson, is tied for fourth in league scoring with 17 goals and 58 points after 41 games. He leads the entire NAHL in even-strength points.
"This is a dream come true for me," said Shean, 19. "I grew up less than 30 minutes away and I have always wanted to be a Spartan."