Miller time for Soo Eagles

May 10, 2024

Joey Miller, who played in more than 190 games for the Soo Thunderbirds as a high scoring forward and later became an assistant coach with the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team, has himself a new gig.

The 29-year old Miller is joining the Thunderbirds’ arch rival Soo Eagles as an assistant under new head coach Jeremy Rebek. The 48-year old Rebek recently left his assistant coach position with the Thunderbirds to take over from Doug Laprade as the Eagles bench boss. Laprade, who had been the Eagles’ head coach since 2018, has since joined the AAA Under 18 Soo Indians as head coach and part owner.

As for Miller, he was a big producer for the Thunderbirds during his NOJHL playing days from 2013 to 2016. In 192 games — regular season and playoffs included — Miller totalled 63 goals, 85 assists, 148 points and rang up 194 minutes in penalties.

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