Steve Thompson is serving as the goaltending coach for the 2022 U.S. Under-18 Men’s Select Team for the first time, the same role served for the 2021 U.S. Under-17 Men’s Select Team which captured the championship.
Thompson previously served as the goalie coach for the 2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team in Beijing, China, where the U.S. took home silver. He served in the same role at the 2018 Four Nations Cup in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where the U.S. won four games in a row on the way to winning its fourth consecutive tournament championship. Additionally, he was also the goalie coach for the gold medal-winning 2019 IIHF Women's World Championship team.
Thompson has spent two years with USA Hockey as the Pacific District Associate Coach-in-Chief/Goaltending. The founder and head instructor at Alaska Goaltending Academy, LLC, Thompson played two seasons with the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers (2007-09) before graduating from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he played all four years (2009-13) and moving on to coach at University of Alaska Anchorage where he spent two seasons as the team's conditioning coach (2014-16) and one as the director of hockey operations (2013-14).