Birds deal seasoned skater

July 16, 2014

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have finalized a trade that sends 1995 birth-year forward Joey Miller to the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Jr. Hockey League.

Thunderbirds general manager Kevin Cain confirmed to that the paper work has been completed by both sides in the deal that moves Miller to Portage in a cash exchange.

Miller, a Sault Ste. Marie product who had requested to be traded out of the NOJHL, is a two-year veteran of the Thunderbirds.

In 2013-2014, he had 20 goals, 25 assists, 45 points in 56 regular-season games with the Thunderbirds and added 3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points in 15 playoff contests.

The Thunderbirds were the no. 1 ranked team in the Canadian Jr. Hockey League in 2013-2014 and finished atop the NOJHL regular-season standings only to lose to the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in the league championship series.

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  1. wow this is concerning that all the players want be traded away from the Tbirds and the NOJHL……This was the number 1 ranked team in Canada…..player retention and scouting should not be their #1 problems. I thought the Eastern NOJHL division was going to be incredibly weak, now more so with all the returning players jumping ship and the younger players choosing the new Batchewana team from what I am hearing.

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