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07/07/2017, 3:45pm MDT



Colorado Thunderbirds is excited and proud to announce that Aidan Thompson, forward, has committed to University of Denver, the 2017 NCAA Champions!  Thompson played Colorado Thunderbirds from 2013-2014, and currently plays for Coach Angelo Ricci's 16U 2017-2018 Team.  Aidan is the son of proud parents Brad and Jenny Thompson of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Aidan Thompson will join the growing list of elite hockey players that have played for Colorado Thunderbirds and moved on to play for University of Denver.  Thompson will also be in good hands training this season as he will be coached by 3 former DU hockey players:  Head Coach Angelo Ricci and Assistant Coaches Adrian Veideman and Kyle Ostrow.  

Former Colorado Thunderbirds players that have played, or committed to play, for University of Denver:

Years played Tbirds     Name        Junior Team; Univ of Denver; Draft 

2003-2004 John Ryder USHL, Ohio Jr. Bluejackets; WCHA, Denver Univ.

2003-2006 Chris Knowlton USHL, Des Moines; WCHA, Denver Univ.

2005-2006 Matt Tabrum USHL, Omaha Lancers; WCHA, Univ. of Denver

2006-2008 Grant Arnold USHL, Green Bay; WCHA, Univ. of Denver

2006-2008 Nick Shore USHL, NTDP; WCHA, Univ of Denver; NHL -LA Kings

2006-2010 Quentin Shore USHL, NTDP; WCHA,  Univ of Denver; NHL-Ottawa

2007-2010 Josiah Didier USHL, Cedar Rapids; WCHA, Univ of Denver; NHL-Montreal

2008-2011 Brad Hawkinson USHL, Lincoln; WCHA, Univ of Denver

2008-2014 Troy Terry USHL, NTDP, NCHC, Univ of Denver; NHL, Anaheim

2009-2010  Daniel Doremus  USHL Sioux Falls; WCHA, Univ of Denver; AHL, San Jose Barracuda

2009-2015 CJ Dodero USHL, Sioux City; NCHC, Univ of Denver

2011-2012 Dylan Gambrell, USHL Dubuque; NCHC Univ of Denver; NHL, San Jose Sharks

2012-2014; 2016-2018 Ty Smilanic NCHC Univ of Denver

2013-2015 Jack Doremus USHL, Sioux Falls; NCHC, Univ of Denver

2014-2015 Dayton Rasmussen USHL, Tri-City; NCHC Denver

Congratulations to Aidan Thompson on his commitment to DU!  We look forward to watching Thompson in his continuing hockey career, and wish him and DU the best of luck!

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