Nitros’ Chase Miller to play Junior A with Calgary Mustangs in 2017-18

Team’s top rookie scorer set to return to hometown and move up to higher level of competition

Josh Lockhart

Chase Miller is moving on to Junior A after one season with the Kimberley Dynamiters.

The 2016-17 Rookie of the Year for both the Dynamiters and the entire KIJHL’s Eddie Mountain Conference signed with the Calgary Mustangs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) this week.

“Chase is very deserving of this commitment,” said Kimberley Dynamiters general manager and head coach Derek Stuart. “He had an excellent rookie season with us and has a very bright future at the Junior A level.”

The 19-year-old Calgary, Alberta is excited about the opportunity to play an even more competitive level of hockey in his hometown while furthering his education.

He is grateful, however, for the opportunity that he had with the Nitros.

“Playing in Kimberley under the coaching of Derek Stuart, who has been around the AJHL for many years, really helped prepare me for this level of play,” Miller said. “Huge thanks to the town of Kimberley for the incredible experience. Hands down the best place in the KIJHL to play.”

Miller appeared in 41 games this past season and lead the Nitros in scoring during the regular season with 19 goals and 32 assists. He then added two goals and 12 assists in 17 playoff games.

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