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Great Western Futures' USHL Player of the Week: Mitchell Miller - Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 19 Jan 2020  
By: Michael Moore

Mitchell Miller is this week’s Great Western Futures Super Camp USHL Player of the Week. Tri-City Storm Blue-liner, Mitchell Miller had a prolific week producing a goal and an assist in each of the three games he played.  

His week began by assisting on Joey Cipollone’s goal late in the second, Tuesday night against the Waterloo Black Hawks. He found the goal himself to tie the game at the start of the third period. It would not be enough as Waterloo’s Kyle Haskins would score the game winning goal, seven minutes later.

On Friday, his Storm began their weekend in Youngstown (185 miles from Miller’s hometown). Mitchell got Tri-City on the board first, scoring just 1:35 into the game. He later fed teammate Colby Ambrosio the puck and beat the Phantom netminder: Colin Purcell in the second. The Storm went on to win the game, 4-2.

Ever consistent, Miller was the key contributor on Cole McWard’s goal in their subsequent matchup with the Phantoms. McWard’s goal was the Storm’s second of the period. The second would be all Youngstown as they posted three unanswered goals. Mitchell brought his team back to even in the third, beating Youngstown’s Dominic Basse. Two more Phantom goals would follow and Miller’s Storm would fall, 5-3.

Defenseman, Mitchell Miller (18) is a native of Sylvania, OH. Through his youth, Miller spent the majority of his development in the High Performance Hockey League; where he skated with both Compuware and Honeybaked. In 2017, he was drafted by the Sarnia Sting of the OHL (#62 overall) and by the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the USHL (#17 overall). He turned down the opportunity with the Sting and opted to play with Mark Carlson’s RoughRiders. In May of 2019, Miller was traded to the Tri-City Storm. He has committed to play for the University of North Dakota beginning in 2020.

*Photo courtesy of Kearney Hub

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Author: Michael Moore
Michael is a professional hockey scout and advisor with Victorious Hockey helping North America’s top hockey prospects fulfill their ultimate playing potential.

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