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Omaha 16U forward Thompson goes in WHL draft

May 7, 2014

The Omaha AAA Hockey Club, proud members of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that forward Baron Thompson (Lakeville , Minnesota) has been selected by the Victoria Royals in the 3rd round (57th overall) in the 2014 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft held in Calgary, Alberta.

Thompson, 15, had a solid season for the Omaha AAA 16U team appearing in 28 games and collecting 4 goals and 6 assists for 10 points on the year.

in 10 NAPHL games played this season, Thompson recorded six points.

Thompson was still Bantam AAA eligible this past season , but the 6'5/225lb power forward opted to play up for the Omaha AAA 16U team that was a bronze medalist at the USA Hockey National Tournament and the #2 ranked 16U Tier I Team in the country.

Victoria has now selected an Omaha AAA 16U player in the 4th round or higher in 3 of the last 4 years beginning with Chris Wilkie in 2011 and Ethen Frank in 2013.

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