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Thornson spent almost his entire professional hockey career with the Fort Wayne Komets of the International Hockey League. He was the league all-time leading scorer before Jock Callander broke his record in 2000.

Career StatisticsEdit

PlayingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1950-51 Winnipeg Canadiens MJHL 34 18 19 37 15 -- -- -- -- --
1951-52 St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 36 16 14 30 20 5 1 1 2 6
1952-53 Buffalo Bisons AHL 3 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 34 25 26 51 20 8 5 5 10 4
Memorial Cup -- -- -- -- -- 16 5 15 20 6
1953-54 New Westminster Royals WHL 61 10 12 22 0 7 0 2 2 0
1954-55 Shawinigan Falls Cataracts QHL 27 9 7 16 0 2 0 1 1 0
1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 6 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Shawinigan Falls Cataracts QHL 47 11 9 20 8 3 0 0 0 0
1956-57 Indianapolis Chiefs IHL 34 6 9 15 9 -- -- -- -- --
Huntington Hornets IHL 22 8 10 18 0 4 0 3 3 0
1957-58 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 64 34 47 81 12 4 2 3 5 0
1958-59 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 58 30 73 103 0 11 4 16 20 0
1959-60 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 67 36 71 107 6 13 7 7 14 0
1960-61 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 52 35 64 99 6 -- -- -- -- --
1961-62 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 67 32 90 122 14 -- -- -- -- --
1962-63 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 70 32 83 115 10 11 8 11 19 4
1963-64 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 67 37 71 108 6 12 5 9 14 0
1964-65 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 67 41 52 93 10 10 12 6 18 0
1965-66 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 66 36 69 105 2 6 1 5 6 2
1966-67 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 71 46 93 139 10 13 8 7 15 4
1967-68 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 68 38 59 97 10 6 3 8 11 0
1968-69 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 46 15 35 50 6 6 3 2 5 2

CoachingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GP W L T Pts Finish GP W L Results
1968-69 Fort Wayne Komets IHL Head 72 24 33 15 63 5th 6 1 5 Lost Semi

Awards & Achievements Edit

  • MJHL Second All-Star Team (1953)
  • Turnbull Cup Manitoba Junior Hockey League Championship (1953)
  • Abbott Cup Western Canada Junior A Hockey Championship (1953)
  • Quebec Hockey League Championship (1955)
  • IHL Second All-Star Team (1958, 1962, 1963, & 1968)
  • IHL First All-Star Team (1959, 1961, 1964, & 1967)
  • IHL MVP (1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1967, & 1968)
  • IHL Scoring Champion (1962, 1964, & 1967), setting League Record in 1967
  • International Hockey League Championships (1963 & 1965)
  • “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame

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