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 HockeyNewsNorth.com 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.