Western Michigan lands pair of Bandits
The St. Louis Bandits have announced that second-year forwards Kyle O'Kane and Ben Miller have committed to Western Michigan University (CCHA).
O'Kane will begin his college career this coming fall, while Miller will head to the Kalamazoo, Mich., program for the 2009-10 season.
This past year, O'Kane, from St. Louis, posted 40 goals for 69 points in 52 regular-season games. He was also a plus-23.
In the postseason, the 21-year-old struck for five goals for eight points to help lead the Bandits to their second straight Robertson Cup championship. He was named the Robertson Cup Championship Tournament MVP.
Miller, who began his NAHL career with the Texas Tornado, tallied 26 goals for 52 points in 43 regular-season games for the Bandits in 2007-08.
The 19-year-old from Oakland Township, Mich., netted five goals and 11 points in 11 playoff games.