Denver native, Denver East product Miller uses NA3HL as springboard to NCAA Division III Chatham commitment
After three seasons of junior hockey, Denver native Sam Miller will ply his trade in the college ranks next season.
Miller, who played for the NA3HL’s Willmar WarHawks in 2021-22, has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Chatham University.
Chatham is a UCHC school located in Pittsburgh.
“Sam was pursued via trade for a reason as we felt he could be a difference maker and shore things up on our back end after posting impressive numbers to start the season with Oklahoma,” said WarHawks head coach Connor White. “He came in and helped our power play immediately and used his high-end skating ability to break pucks out of our ‘D’ zone, giving us the opportunity to get back on the offensive more effectively.
“The Chatham Cougars will be happy to have Sam joining them for the 2022-23 season.”
Overall, Miller appeared in 119 career regular-season NA3HL games and recorded 86 points (19 goals, 67 assists).
The Denver East grad was acquired this season by the WarHawks in a mid-December trade from the Oklahoma Ice Hawks. In a WarHawks jersey, Miller put up three goals and 13 assists in his 23 games.
Miller began the 2021-22 season playing in the NAHL for the Wichita Falls Warriors, appearing in five games, which was followed by rejoining his NA3HL team in Oklahoma City.
During the 2019-20 season, Miller skated for the Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles, now known as the Bay State Bobcats. During the 2020-21 season, he made a Fraser Cup tournament appearance with the Oklahoma City Jr. Blazers.
(June 6, 2022)