Chicago will have a huge hole to fill next time they skate out onto the ice. That hole? Andy Miele. Miele will begin his collegiate career at Miami of Ohio this month, and played his final game for Chicago on Monday in Columbus, Ohio.
There were questions about which direction Miele would go, as the rumor was he wasn't able to get into college. The OHL's Plymouth Whalers sounded interested in his services, but Miele was finally college eligible, but not until January of 08.
It sounded like Miele was really considering Plymouth, but getting through clearinghouse changed that and he should be a huge asset for the Redhawks down the stretch.
Andy had been on a goal scoring pace that would have put him at 69 goals, breaking the league record by former Sioux City Musketeer, Rod Taylor, who had 67 goals in 48 games.
Big blow for Chicago, but a huge gain for Miami and it should help Miele's hockey career progress.