For Immediate Release:
The Atlanta Capitals announced they have tendered a trio of players: Forwards Anton Minaev and Boomer Miller, and Defensemen Tristen Poliseno. All three players join the Capitals after playing for the USPHL Conference Champion and National Finalist Forest Lake Lakers under new Capitals Head Coach Dennis Canfield.
Minaev, a 96’ born forward from Moscow, Russia had a breakout season finishing with 82 points including 44 goals in 48 games. “He’s a dynamic and gifted player with a nose for the net and a threat to score each time he touches the ice” said Canfield.
Poliseno, a 97’ born defensemen from California, is a smooth skating, offensive minded, blueliner who was a regular on the power play and special teams units. “Paaly is a mature guy who we expect to log a ton of minutes and to be a leader for this hockey club.” said Canfield.
Miller, a 97’ born forward from New Jersey, joins the Capitals for his first full time junior season. Miller was a member of the 2015 NAPHL Champion New Jersey Titans U18 team in which he scored the game winning goal. He joined the Lakers late last season after suffering a leg injury which sidelined him for much of the year. He is the younger brother of last year’s USPHL MVP and Forward of the Year, Brian Miller. “We are excited to have Boomer join the Capitals family. He comes from an outstanding family and is ready to make his own mark. Tough, gritty, skilled, and with a knack for the net are words to describe him as a player” said Canfield.
Each one of these young men are NAHL hopefuls. We wish the best of luck to them in their pursuit.