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December 11 , 2009
Bruins Forward to Join Big Red



Stevie Miller

MILLER COMMITS TO CORNELL
Bruins Forward to Join Big Red

Marlboro, MA-The Junior Bruins are proud to announce that Stevie Miller has made his college decision. The '93 birth year forward from Boxborough, MA called Cornell head coach Mike Schaeffer earlier this week and gave him the news.

Miller, who will be back in the line-up this weekend (Dec 5-6) after missing five weeks with a broken wrist, has been a long time Bruin dating back to his days with the Junior Bruins 1993 AAA tournament team.

Miller first came to the Bruins' attention when he was skating for the 1993 Minuteman Flames back in the 2001-2002 season. That spring (of 2002) he first donned the black and gold for the B's at the OTTF and Mission Cup tournaments. During his time with the Flames he was teammates with current B's teammates Frankie Vatrano and Matt Manzella.

From his first days with the B's in 2002 to the present day he has been an impact player. His skating is what you first noticed early on and from there it was his ability to affect the outcome of games with his offense. Those qualities hold true today. His skating is still strong and his offensive ability evident, added to that is his size and reach. He now stands 6'2 and weighs 200 lbs. and has long arms making him tough to play against. Just when defenders think they are able to contain him, he has the ability to make a move and/or use his reach to hold onto the puck and make plays.

Miller, a straight A student, had a number of schools to choose from but had his heart set on the Big Red and the Ivy League early in the recruiting process. Last season, playing for Acton-Boxborough HS, he sustained a leg injury and lost most of his season. He did spend part of that year with the Junior Bruins (Empire) team practicing when he could. That certainly helped with his transition this year as he stepped in on day one and was a big factor in the team's early success. His season hit a small bump in the road when he broke his wrist and missed those five aforementioned weeks.

"Stevie is big, strong and has a ton of skill. He is going to be an impact player at the college level and will right in with Cornell's style of play," coach Chris Masters commented. "His combination of size and skill is rare and he is a player other teams always have to keep an eye on when he is on the ice."

Congrats to Stevie and his family.

 

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