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Steelheads bring back three

Wednesday, August 10th
Action photos of Justin Misiak, Jordan Timmons and Cory Thomas

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads have agreed to terms with forwards Justin Misiak and Jordan Timmons as well as defenseman Cory Thomas for the 2022-23 season.Misiak joined the Steelheads for four games at the end of the regular season, making his debut on April 8 and scoring his first professional goal during the season finale on April 16 in Utah. The St. Clair Shores, Michigan native completed his five-year collegiate career at Michigan Tech during the 2021-22 season prior to his arrival, posting a career-best 19 points (5g-14a) in 33 games. He compiled 64 points (25g-39a) over 180 games during his five collegiate seasons. Misiak was a three-time member of the WCHA All-Academic Team while also earning the team’s Rick Yeo Unsung Hero Award in 2019-20.The 26-year-old was the leading scorer for the North American Hockey League’s Austin Bruins with 60 points (25g-35a) in 60 games in 2016-17 prior to his collegiate career. His older brother, Ryan Misiak, played with both the Rapid City Rush and Utah Grizzlies from 2015-16 through 2018-19.Timmons also appeared in four games at season’s end in Idaho, debuting on April 8 and scoring his first professional goal on April 16 in Utah. The Bridgeville, Pennsylvania product finished his four-year collegiate run at Long Island University during the 2021-22 campaign, tallying a career-best 16 points (8g-8a) in 29 games and ranking second on the team in goals and fifth in points. Timmons played four seasons of collegiate hockey between Long Island, Robert Morris University and the University of Connecticut beginning in 2018-19, putting together 29 points (17g-12a) through 78 games.The 23-year-old was a member of the 2016 USA U18 National Championship team with Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 18U.Thomas saw action in eight games with the Steelheads in 2021-22, making his debut on March 30 in Florida and earning his first professional point (assist) on April 8 against Utah. The St. Brieux, Saskatchewan native concluded his collegiate career with Canisius College during the 2021-22 season, posting three points (2g-1a) with 39 penalty minutes and a +3 rating. He played four seasons with the University of Vermont to open his collegiate career, and in five years he posted nine points (2g-7a) with 91 penalty minutes through 134 games. Timmons was named to the 2019-20 Hockey East All-Academic Team and scored his first-career goal 12 seconds into overtime in Game 2 of the Hockey East First Round series at UMass on Mar. 2, 2018.The 24-year-old was selected to play with Canada West during the 2017 U19 World Jr. A Challenge and played two seasons with the Flin Flon Bombers in his junior career.

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