MARLBORO, MA - Longtime Junior Bruins forward Chris Miller has accepted an offer join the Wildcats in the fall of 2015. Thru 24 USPHL Premier games this season Miller has posted a 8-6-14, +13 line. The Windham, NH native will remain close to home playing his college hockey just up the road from his house.
Miller has been with the Junior Bruins for 3 years and has developed as consistent offensive threat a little more each year at every level he’s played. Program director Chris Masters adds, “From his first day with us, three years ago (on what was then our Empire team but would today be the 18U team), he has been a difference maker, a great teammate, a tireless worker and a pleasure to coach and have in the program. He also is committed to the game and puts in long hours commuting to play for us.”
“Any player who logs an hour each way to and from practice knows about commitment and what kind of sacrifice it takes to reach your dreams. He felt we were a program that could help him reach those goals and we are lucky he chose to be with us. He put in the work, showed up to every practice and game and gave 100% effort. He never complained about his role on the team, who he played with or any decision the coaches made. He just showed up, worked hard and earned everything he has gotten. As a coach you dream about players who have Chris’ work ethic, attitude and team first mentality,” Masters continued.
Miller has occupied the center spot on the B’s second line for the majority of this season and the team has flourished offensively scoring 89 goals in 24 games. Miller is a speedy center-man who is always around the puck and a smart enough player to be counted on in every situation for coach Masters’ club. “Chris has become a leader on the ice for us. Not just in terms of production but with the energy he beings every game. He’s making a consistent impact and that’s only going to increase going forward”, says head coach Peter Masters.
Miller is another in a long line of “home-grown” players who have made college commitments. “We are thrilled any time a player in our program is offered by a college coach, whether they are with us for 4 weeks or have been with us for 4 years,” Masters continued, “but when it is a player who has been with us for multiple years there is an added sense of pride. We are excited that Chris will be playing at his dream school.”
UNH is quite familiar with the USPHL and the talent the league’s members produce. There are currently 10 Wildcats on the roster with ties to USPHL organizations. UNH is currently ranked 21st in the country and their 10 points so far in Hockey East play is good for 2nd in the conference.
Congratulations to Chris and his family on their commitment to the University of New Hampshire!!!