Aeros Sign Ben Thompson to ATO
Wednesday, 07.12.2006 / 10:25 AM
AEROS SIGN F BEN THOMSON TO AMATEUR TRYOUT
HOUSTON, Texas – The American Hockey League’s Houston Aeros have signed forward Ben Thomson to an amateur tryout, the team announced Wednesday.
Rookie played for coach Rob Daum at University of Alberta
Thomson, 24 (6/30/82), has played the last three seasons at the University of Alberta, totaling 160 points (57-103=160) in 130 games. His first two seasons came under the tutelage of Aeros head coach Rob Daum. Thomson has helped lead the Golden Bears to back-to-back championship seasons.
The 5-foot-7, 190-pound native of Coaldale, Alta., was a 2005-06 Canada West First Team All-Star and was also named to the University Cup All-Star team. In leading the Bears to the 2005 Canadian college hockey title, Thomson was named CIS University Cup Most Valuable Player, scoring two goals in a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over Saskatchewan. Prior to enrolling at the University of Alberta, Thomson played five-plus seasons of junior hockey with Medicine Hat of the Western Hockey League. He served as the Tigers’ team captain in 2002-03.
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