The Rocky Mountain RoughRiders are proud to announce that 14U forward Aidan Thompson has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey and attend school at University of Denver in Denver, CO.
Thompson, 15, a Ft Collins, CO native spent the last three years with the RoughRiders organization playing for the 12U AAA Tournament Team, 13U AAA, and 14U AAA teams.
Thompson was a 7th round draft pick for the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks. Thompson was also selected from the Rocky Mountain District as one of the Colorado Forwards to attend the USA Hockey National Festival in Amherst, NY later this month.
"Aidan is one of the most competitive young men I've come across. He has high end athletic ability and an outstanding hockey IQ. This has been a big year for Aidan, playing at Nationals, getting drafted in the WHL and a verbal commitment to DU. I'm proud to be part of his development and look forward to seeing his future accomplishments" says Coach Matt Huckins.
The DU Pioneers compete in the NCAA Division I National Collegiate Hockey Conference and are coached by Jim Montgomery. The Pioneers currently hold the NCAA Hockey National Championship Title.
The RoughRiders would like to congratulate Aidan and his family on this wonderful accomplishment.