Former Thunderbirds defenceman Colin Miller wins gold medal with Team Canada

By Matt Stefano

It’s not over until it’s over!

That’s exactly what former Soo Thunderbirds defenceman Colin Miller and Team Canada proved in this year’s IIHF World Championship.

After starting this year’s tournament with 0 wins and 3 losses, Team Canada ended up winning a gold medal on Sunday afternoon in Riga, Latvia, thanks to a 3-2 overtime victory against Team Finland.

The win gave also Team Canada their first gold medal since 2016.

Team Canada also became the first team in IIHF World Championship history to win a gold medal after an 0-3 start.

Former Soo Thunderbirds defenceman Colin Miller, who served as an assistant captain with Team Canada this year, finished the tournament with 1 assist in 4 games.

Miller, who is currently a member of the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres, played one season with the Soo Thunderbirds back in 2009-2010, where he put up 30 points in 46 regular season games.

Miller also became just the second former Soo Thunderbird to win a gold medal at the IIHF World Hockey Championship, joining Jake Muzzin (2015).

(Photo of former Soo Thunderbirds defenceman Colin Miller credit to James Egan’s Sports Photography)


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