Bandits acquire Nolan Thompson, rights to Brkin from Mustangs

BROOKS, AB (June 13, 2017) – The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) have acquired 1998-born forward Nolan Thompson (Calgary, AB) from the Calgary Mustangs in exchange for future considerations, the team announced today.

The Bandits also acquired the rights to 1999-born goaltender Bailey Brkin (Sherwood Park, AB) from the Mustangs for futures.

Thompson, 19, is a three-year veteran of the AJHL, having dressed in 138 total regular season games for the Okotoks Oilers, registering 74 points (28 goals, 46 assists) alongside 325 penalty minutes. Last season, in only 38 games played, the 5’9”, 158lb winger averaged just under a point per game with 36 (18 goals, 18 assists).

He was also his team’s fourth-highest playoff scorer with 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists) in 12 post-season games, including 2 points in the Oilers’ South Division Final against the Bandits. His rights went to the Mustangs earlier this off-season as future considerations in the Oilers’ December trade with Calgary.

Brkin, 18, registered a 5-30-1 record for the Mustangs last season with an .890 save percentage and 5.19 goals against average.

Bandits season tickets for their 2017-18 league title defence are on sale now, available online at, in-person at the Centennial Regional Arena, or by phone at (403) 501-0122. The Bandits will open the regular season against Okotoks on the road September 15th and at home against the very same Oilers on September 16th.