El Paso defenseman Miller makes NCAA commitment
The El Paso Rhinos of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Christian Miller has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Gustavus Adolphus College.
Miller, 20, just completed his final season of junior hockey, which spent between the Rhinos and the Bismarck Bobcats this past season. The 6’3/220 lbs. native of Manchester, Great Britain, tallied two goals and five assists in his 52 NAHL games—23 of those games played with the Rhinos.
In 25 games with the Rhinos this season, Miller put up five points.
“Christian is a hardworking, committed young man who impacted the team with his leadership on and off the ice. He was a great addition to the team in the second half of the season,” said Head Coach Anthony Bohn. “Our organization is happy for Christian and his family, and we wish him best of luck in his college career.”
Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in St. Peter, Minnesota. This past February, the Golden Gusties’ men’s hockey team advanced to the second round of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) playoffs where they lost to Augsburg University.
Miller is now one of five current Rhinos committed to play hockey in college. Ian Carpenter will head to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the fall, Jonathan Horn will join the Air Force Academy’s hockey program, Jan Olenginski will play at St. Lawrence University and age-out Jacob Zacharewicz will lace up his skates at Brown University next season.