The Portland Winterhawks have signed one current and one former Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student-athlete to Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreements.
Ryan Miller spent the 2021/22 U15 Prep season with the Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX), finishing ninth in league scoring with 59 points in 30 games. Miller was selected in the third round, 66th overall at the 2022 WHL Draft. The Medicine Hat, AB forward will return to his hometown Medicine Hat, AB for the 2022/23 season, joining the South Alberta Hockey Academy (SAHA) U18 Prep team.
A fourth round pick, 84th overall in the 2021 WHL Draft, Alex Thompson spent two seasons with the RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg U15 Prep team. The Winnipeg, MB defenseman recorded 16 points in 31 U15 Prep games.