Former Omaha goalie Thompson joins alma mater as volunteer assistant

Nebraska-Omaha announced Tuesday that goaltender Kirk Thompson will join the staff this fall as a volunteer assistant coach.

“Kirk was a big part of our team during the last three years and had success both on the ice and in the classroom,” said Omaha coach Dean Blais in a statement. “Kirk will begin work on his Master’s this fall, and we were fortunate to be able to add him as a student assistant.

“Kirk was well-liked by his teammates, and he will be a big help mentoring the three young goaltenders on our roster this season.”

Thompson was a three-year letter winner for the Mavericks, compiling a career record of 14-17-2 in 42 games. He was a three-time NCHC Academic All-Conference selection while majoring in criminology and criminal justice.