Two more high-end players who skated for Soo Thunderbirds during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons have asked to be traded from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team.
Thunderbirds general manager Kevin Cain has confirmed to HockeyNewsNorth.com that 1994 birth-year defenceman David Radke and 1995 birth-year forward Joey Miller have requested trades.
Radke, who was a top four defender with the Thunderbirds, had 3 goals, 25 assists, 28 points in 54 regular-season games and added 2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points in 15 playoff matches in 2013-2014.
One team interested in Radke is the 2013-2014 North American Hockey League champion Fairbanks Ice Dogs, who have already invited the smooth-skating defender to an upcoming tryout camp.
Miller is coming off a productive 2013-2014 campaign in which he had 20 goals, 25 assists, 45 points in 56 regular-season games and 3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points in 15 playoff contests for the Thunderbirds.
Earlier this off-season, 2013-2014 first all-star team goalie and NOJHL most valuable player Joel Horodziejczyk asked for a trade and the Thunderbirds moved him to Pembroke Lumberkings of the Central Canada Hockey League.
The Thunderbirds finished in first place during the 2013-2014 regular season but lost to Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in the NOJHL championship series.
PHOTO: Defenceman David Radke has asked the Soo Thunderbirds to trade him. (Photo by Ali Pearson.)