PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Prince George Spruce Kings
of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are proud to announce the
scholarship commitment of Kirk Thompson to the American International
College and the Yellow Jackets men’s hockey team. AIC is a NCAA Division
I school located in Springfield, Massachusetts and plays out of the
Atlantic Hockey Division.
Kirk Thompson, a three year veteran of the Prince George Spruce
Kings, is a 20 year-old goaltender from Surrey, BC. Thompson is ranked
as one of the best goaltenders in the BCHL and has taken over possession
of a few career franchise records during his time in Prince George. For
the third consecutive year he has seen his numbers improve and this
season he is working with his best numbers (20 wins, 2.71 GAA and .918
"The organization would like to congratulate Kirk on this tremendous
achievement," said Spruce Kings General Manager, Mike Hawes. "Kirk has
been a Spruce King for three seasons and has worked very hard to attain
this scholarship. Kirk is the type of person and player that we strive
to have in our organization and is very deserving of this honor. AIC is
getting a tremendous goaltender and a tremendous young man."
"I just want to thank everyone that has supported me through my
junior hockey career," said Kirk Thompson after accepting the
scholarship to AIC. "I want to thank Dave Dupas, Mike Hawes and
everybody with the Spruce Kings for believing in me and making me a
better person and player. Prince George has been absolutely wonderful to
me and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to play here over the
past three seasons."
Thompson becomes the sixth player on the team’s active roster to
secure a NCAA Division I scholarship. Mitch Eden, Coltyn Hansen, Jace
Hennig, Kevin Guiltinan and Cameron Lawson are the other members of the
team with a commitment to play college hockey.
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