Assistant Coach Steve Miller Departs DU

(above) DU assistant coach Steve Miller is heading to the USHL

University of Denver hockey associate head coach Steve Miller has been named as the first general manager and head coach of the United States Hockey League’s (USHL) new expansion franchise in Madison, Wis., it was announced on Tuesday.

The hiring is the first historic moment in the return of junior hockey and the USHL to the city of Madison. From 1984 to 1995 Madison was home to the USHL. A total of 12 players who skated in Madison during that time moved on to the National Hockey League [read entire article].


dggoddard said...

Great news for Steve.

Bad news for DU hockey fans.

miller said...

A great opportunity for Killer. I wonder if Monty will be able to replace him this year. If not, he is going to be a very busy man. If we are getting our Christmas list prepared early, now about asking for a few additional healthy forwards!

Twister said...

Wow, congrats to Steve Miller. Sounds like a great opportunity and one that is well-deserved. Plus Madison is a great town. That will be an exciting gig.

Big loss for DU hockey.

anonevermore said...

Awesome for Steve. Very happy for him. I don't even consider it a "loss" for DU hockey. He gave 20 years of his career to DU hockey, and won two national championships in the process. He was overdue to get a head coaching gig, and I consider his final years at DU as "borrowed time" for DU. Good luck to him!

MagnessMan said...

Congratulations to Steve and his family. The Denver hockey community has benefited in so many ways from your work. The leadership you have shown while at DU has impacted so many young men in their formative years. You'll be an amazing coach. Thank you for commitment and loyalty to the program.

timt89 said...

Great news! Coach Miller has earned his chance and is long over-due for this opportunity. He has been loyal to DU and been a major contributor to the program's success. Nice he could go home, too.

Best of luck.

vizoroo said...

Great, well deserved opportunity for Coach Miller.
Know it had to be hard on him to see Gwoz leave, but he continued to do the job for DU and be there for the players he recruited. He will be missed.