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MacMillan leaves St. Cloud State, says playing time was an issue

St. Cloud State sophomore forward Mitch MacMillan has left the team and a report in Tuesday’s St. Cloud Times says his departure had to do with ice time.

MacMillan had played in 14 of SCSU’s 20 games thus far, but was a healthy scratch in the last three.

“I wasn’t happy there with my playing time and I decided to move on to further my hockey career,” MacMillan said to the Times.

He said he might transfer or start a pro career.

MacMillan was on the Dean’s List last school year and said that the move is not related to academics.

This season, MacMillan had no goals and five assists, while as a freshman, he had four goals among six points in 28 games.


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  • Douchenozzle

    Didn’t follow through on his initial commitment to Northeastern, why would he do so to St. Cloud State?  Good riddance.

    • Anonymous

      Bearing in mind that you’re talking about kids, not pros. He committed to his first school at what 18, maybe even 17? You’re talking about life-altering decisions made by teenagers. Transferring due to ice time or dissatisfaction isn’t exactly uncommon. He’s a kid who changed his mind. Grow up.

  • Anonymous

    Still not playing much as a Sophmore maybe it’s time to move on.  I mean, SCSU not even top-35 in the PWR.  How good do you have to be to get on the ice there??

    • Anonymous

      SCSU is having a down year, it happens. Hopefully they’ll pick it up in the second half. But sorry Mitch, you have 11 points in 48 games as a forward. You’re not going to get much ice time with that production rate, and good luck playing in any pro level.

    • WCHA Fan

      A little better than at Maine since they have similar records this year and SCSU is in the toughest conference.

  • Fan Man

    Sounds like he was just scared to play his bro Matt and the Fighting Sioux one more time.  I know how scared I would be if I played for the gophers and knew I had to play In GF this coming January…..   Dont eat to much food ya rodents

  • Pizza

    Thing is… if he cites playing time as an issue, then he might want to investigate teams out east to transfer to.  If rumor has it becoming true (he transfers to UND), then he’ll be right in the same boat as he was with SCSU.  However, if he transfers to teams like UAA, UAF, MSUM, any AHA team, some of the “lesser” teams in the ECACHL or HEA, he may find playing time increase due to the decrease in overall talent level of the team.

    Then again, playing time isn’t guaranteed on any WCHA team really… 

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