COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Former Miami University hockey player and 2011 Hobey Baker award winner Andy Miele was named to the 2014 U.S. National Team, USA Hockey announced on Friday.
Miele was one of three players put on the roster in preparation for the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in Minsk, Belarus. Also named to the team were Colin McDonald and former Miami commit Connor Murphy.
A native of Grosse Point Woods, Mich., Miele starred for four years (2007-11) with the RedHawks. The forward finished his career with 60 goals and 99 assists for 159 points, the sixth-highest total in program history. He became the program’s first Hobey Baker Award winner during the 2010-11 season, when he racked up 71 points on 24 goals and 47 assists in his senior campaign. That point total tied for the second most in a season by a RedHawk.
Miele is currently playing in the Phoenix Coyotes’ organization, spending most of the past three seasons with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. He led the Pirates with a career-high 70 points (27g, 43a), which ranked fourth in the AHL. Miele also played seven games for the Coyotes in the National Hockey League, registering two assists.
This is the second time Miele has played for USA at the IIHF World Championship, he was a member of the 2011 team that played in Slovakia. This year's tournament runs May 9-25.