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Fort Collins native, Thunderbirds, RoughRiders alum, Denver commit Thompson bags weekly USHL honors


The USHL has announced that Lincoln Stars forward Aidan Thompson is the USHL Forward of the Week.

Thompson brought the offense for Lincoln last weekend, picking up seven points (3-4-7) in three games.

The University of Denver commit started the three-game slate with a four-point (2-2-4) performance Friday night in an 8-4 win in front of the home crowd. Thompson tallied a power-play marker in the second period to send the game to the third tied 2-2. The third period was all Thompson and Lincoln as the forward assisted on the first goal of the frame to give Lincoln its first lead of the game and then scored his second, giving the Stars a 4-3 lead that they would not relinquish for the rest of the game. Thompson capped his four-point night, which tied his career high (March 12, 2021), with a power-play assist late in the third.

The Fort Collins native jumped back into the scoring less than 48 hours later, adding a trio of points (1-2-3) and factoring in all three Stars goals in a Sunday matinee against the Tri-City Storm. Thompson scored Lincoln’s first goal of the game less than a minute into the middle frame and added a power-play assist in each of the second and third periods.

Thompson leads Lincoln this season with 50 points (15-35-50) in 41 games and his 35 assists this season ranks sixth in the USHL. Thompson leads the league with five short-handed points this season as his two short-handed assists is tied for second and three short-handed goals is tied for third. The second-year forward is also tied for seventh in the league with 15 power-play assists.

Through 41 games this season, Thompson has far exceeded previous career high marks set in 52 appearances with the Stars last season when he had 10 goals and 23 assists.

(March 8, 2022)

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