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Defenseman Reid Miller Signs Tender With Knights

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights are excited to announce Reid Miller has signed a tender with the team this week. The left-handed defenseman brings with him a good blend of youth and experience as he’s already accrued 23 career games in the NAHL as 17-year old.

“Reid is a dynamic defenseman that has the ability to make plays in all three zones,” said Knights assistant coach Andrew Whiteside. “His league experience makes him an exciting addition to our organization.”

“I think of myself as a puck-moving defenseman,” said Miller of his style. “I like to play on the offensive side of the ice, and join the rush. I know it’s weird to hear it from a defender, but I really like being offensive-minded.”

After playing 23 games with the Philadelphia/Aston Rebels, a chief Knights rival in the NAHL, Miller has as a savvy understanding of the division.

“I think it helped me, playing games in the East,” said Miller. “It’s surrounded by big schools, it’s close to some USHL teams, and it’s heavily scouted. It’s a tough division. I think it helped build my physicality. It’s fast: you have to make quick plays and you really can’t hold the puck too long. It’s a big jump from midget hockey. I really enjoyed it.”

As it turned out, having ice time against the Knights helped endear the organization to Miller.

“The Knights have a great facility,” he said of the Revolution Ice Centre, a venue he’s visited on multiple occasions in his playing time with the Rebels. “Their players there are allowed to be themselves. Having talked to Coach Tom and Coach Whiteside, I’m confident they’ll allow me to be myself, and play my style.”

That style will one day return to the NAHL and the Knights while in the meantime Miller continues to play with the Oakland JR. Grizzlies U18 program. The Knights staff is happy to have Miller aboard their tender list and look forward to helping him develop his hockey career!

 

Knights Trade for Anthony Firriolo

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights continued their busy week along the transaction wire, as the team added another member to the blue line. Anthony Firriolo has been acquired via trade from the Amarillo Bulls.

Firriolo, a native of Towaco, NJ, started his junior hockey career in 2016-17 in the OJHL where here recorded 4-19-23 in 55 games played. In 11 games this season with Amarillo, he picked up one assist, which came in his debut for the Bulls. His next game came against the Knights on day one of the NAHL Showcase. It turns out Firriolo had long been on the Knights radar.

“Anthony’s a player our staff saw a lot of in the past,” said Knights head coach Tom Kowal. “He ended up going to Amarillo, but he’s someone we are familiar with. He’s going to bring some offensive ability to our blue-line that may translate to power play time.”

The ’98 birth year brings another left-handed shot to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton blue line. His talent has earned him a commitment to Colorado College, a member of NCAA Division I’s NCHC conference.

“At the end of the day, he’s a player that’s committed to a college, he has experience in our league, he’s a Jersey-boy from two hours down the road, and our staff has seen him play and has been very impressed with him,” said Kowal. “He’s not the biggest guy, but he’ll be one of the best skaters on our team. We’re looking to him to add some speed and offense to our blue line. We’re happy that Anthony’s going to be wearing a Knights sweater,”

Bronte Returns to Knights:

After playing in the USHL, Tyrone Bronte will be back with the Knights this weekend.

“Tyrone being here is definitely a boost to our team,” said Kowal. “Not only has he been a point-per-game player for us,  but beyond the scoresheet he works hard, he plays smart, and he brings the right attitude to the rink.”

The Australian’s impact has been missed, as without the savvy forward, the Knights are 1-2-2. With Bronte, they are 5-1-0.

Over the course of  the last week, the Knights have added three new players to the defensive corps and have seen a key forward return to their roster. The full cast will be assembled this weekend as they prepare for three games of East division hockey against the Tomahawks and Titans. Stay tuned to Knights social media and www.wbsknights.com for all news and updates!

NAHL: Knights Trade Tyrone Bronte to Omaha Lancers

Photo Credit: Steve Yakimowicz

After a strong showing through his first six games, Tyrone Bronte has been traded to the Omaha Lancers of the USHL. Bronte, a Knights tender from Australia, scored three goals and three assists in September, assisting two game-winners. As an 18-year old newcomer to the NAHL, his play at the league’s Blaine showcase caught the attention of scouts in attendance.

“Coming from midget hockey, Tyrone made a great adjustment to the tier-II junior level,” said Knights head coach Tom Kowal. “He has the skill set, instincts, and attitude to continue to succeed as he moves forward with his career. I wish him the best of luck.”

Though his stay may have been brief, Tyrone’s contributions played a significant role in the Knights 5-1 start. The Knights organization thanks him for his time with the team and wishes Tyrone the best of luck as he moves on to Omaha.