Bozeman Icedogs Defenseman Cracks Tier 3 Junior Hockey Top 5 Assists Record
Nicholas Thompson Logs 45th Assist Earning Place in Tier 3 Record books
The current Tier 3 Junior Hockey record for assists by a Defenseman in a single season is 67 held by West Sound Warriors Joe Glithero through the 2013-14 season. Bozeman Icedogs Defenseman Nicholas Thompson logged his 45th assist on Saturday February 20th in the Icedogs 1-2 loss to the Yellowstone Quake, earning a place in the top 5.
A native of Duluth MN, Thompson registered a point in 29 of his first 41 games for the Icedogs and currently leads all Tier 3 Defensemen not only in assists but in overall points and is in a tie for 6th in goals scored by a defenseman.
The record for points in a season by a Defenseman is 78, with 62 needed to crack the top 5. Thompson currently sits at 57 points with six games left in regular season play.
A 1996, Thompson logged 2 goals and 2 assists through 3 games at the 2016 Top Prospects Tournament.
Current Tier 3 Assists by a Defenseman in a single season: