World Championship Flashback: Aaron Miller
more than two dozen former collegians slated to participate in the
2005 IIHF World Championship, our former college hockey heroes will
be trying to make memories on one of the sport's biggest stages.
With that in mind, Inside College Hockey takes this opportunity
to reflect on some of those players' memorable college moments.
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of us here at the University of Vermont have fond memories of Aaron
Miller, who was inducted into our Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.
still see quite a bit or Aaron, as he lives in nearby Colchester
in the off-season and married the daughter of longtime UVM ski coach
past summer, Aaron skated quite a bit at Gutterson, often playing
individual games for hours on end with Lindsey Tilbury and other
members of our women's hockey team while also skating with Martin
St. Louis and Eric Perrin and Team USA teammate Tim Thomas in big-time
games of pick-up.
and gracious, Aaron was a rock during his four-year career at UVM.
I remember going to a game early in his senior season, and noticing
how much he played. He hardly ever came off the ice. Even strength,
every other shift. Every power play. Every short-handed situation.
You could bet Miller was on the ice.
asked Coach Mike Gilligan about it. He kind of shrugged his shoulders
as if to say: "What would you do? He's my best player and I'm
going to play him
as much as I can!"
a couple of weeks later, I decided to log his minutes. I would watch
when he skated on, and when he left, and added up the numbers. I
was amazed. In one game, he logged nearly 40 minutes of playing
time. And he was as effective late in the game as he was on the
have much to be proud of here at UVM, with the wonderful legacy
of great players we have been blessed with: John LeClair, St. Louis,
Perrin, Patrick Sharp, Ian Boyce, Christian Soucy, Andrew Allen
and Thomas (who I used to help with the printing of his English
papers on occasion as he was on the way to class after a road-trip
Miller is one of the best ever at Vermont, and his continued commitment
to USA Hockey gives us all another reason to be proud of him.
Woodworth, the long-time Director of Athletic Communications at
Vermont, is leaving his post with the Catamounts at the end of this
this to a friend
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