Thunderbirds forward making on the mark early on, says NOJHLThursday, September 26, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
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JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL Notebook: Soo's Miller making on the mark early on
SUDBURY - Each of the 10 leagues that comprise that Canadian Junior Hockey League has had their respective regular seasons underway and one of the key offensive categories across the CJHL is currently being co-shared by Soo Thunderbirds forward Anthony Miller.
In just six games played the 19-year-old Miller not only tops the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League in game-winning goals with three, but his totals are also good enough for him to share the overall CJHL lead in winning tallies with Ryan Scarfo of the BCHL's Powell River Kings.
He too has a trio of game-winning efforts in just six games played.
Even more impressive about Miller's solid start is he has only scored three times so far this season, but each of them have been the difference maker in those contests that he found the back of the net.
He has also assisted on another winning tally allowing him to play a hand in four of his team's five victories to date.
Another eight-game week in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League is ready to get underway and the game action begins tonight at McClelland Arena as the Sudbury Nickel Barons entertain the Espanola Rivermen at 7:30 p.m.
Two nights later three more tilts are on the docket including the return of Jr. A hockey to Espanola as the Rivermen take to the ice in their home opener in a conclusion to a home-and-home with Sudbury.
Also on tap Friday has the Soo Thunderbirds paying a visit to Centennial Arena in Elliot Lake to take on the Bobcats while the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners are at home to take on the Blind River Beavers.
Saturday has Blind River heading to Iroquois Falls to meet the Abitibi Eskimos while North Bay will travel to Elliot Lake.
A pair of Sunday matinees then wraps up weekly competition with Abitibi heading to Espanola for a 2 p.m. start followed by North Bay in Sault Ste. Marie at 3 p.m.
Thunderbirds forward Gavin Burbach has reeled off points in four straight outings, including a pair of game-winners, to take over the NOJHL scoring lead with 10 points.
Burbach's teammate Anthony Miller is one of four skaters in the league knotted for second in league point production with nine.
He too has a four-game point streak on the go.