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Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas ‘loves the Lord’


Boston Bruins goalkeeper Tim Thomas is a star hockey player.
He’s also a faithful Christian, says Tony Thompson, preaching minister for the Burlington Church of Christ in Massachusetts.
Thompson told The Christian Chronicle in an e-mail:

Our church family has really enjoyed Tim’s success in hockey, including an Olympic silver medal and winning the Vezina Trophy as the best goalie in the NHL.
Obviously, much more important than his athletic prowess is the fact that Tim loves the Lord and the church and is devoted to his family.
Tim’s father and mother are justifiably proud of him but insist that they are equally proud of their son Jake, who is a youth minister in Texas.

Thomas played a key role Thursday night in the Bruins’ Stanley Cup playoff win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, as  USA Today reports:

TAMPA — Two days after the Boston Bruins needed six goals to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, goalie Tim Thomas and his teammates were sharp enough that only one goal was required to get the job done.
Thomas made 31 saves and the Bruins benefited significantly from the return of Patrice Bergeron to down the Lightning 2-0 Thursday in Game 3 and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.
“That felt like the game we played most of the season,” Thomas said. “That was Boston Bruins hockey.”

  • Feedback
    Hi, Mr. Ross. My name is Joseph Porter, and I am a student at Harvard College and president of a Christian fellowship there for Restoration Movement students. I was hoping to contact Mr. Thompson about potentially having Tim Thomas come speak to our campus group. Would you mind emailing me his contact information so that I can get in touch with him?
    Thanks,
    Joseph
    J. Joseph Porter
    May, 24 2011
    Hey Joseph,
    You can just google “Burlington MA Church of Christ” and find Tony. I imagine he would be happy to pass your info along to the family.
    charlotte bishop
    May, 25 2011
    Thanks, Charlotte. I did pass along the contact info to Joseph. But it was the info on the “contact us” page that you get when you Google the church. 🙂
    Bobby Ross Jr.
    May, 25 2011
    If you look at photos of his white goalie mask. It says “In God we Trust” on it. Something I have never seen on any goalie mask. Did God play a factor in his performance? Well Tim was probably thinking “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”
    Christopher M
    June, 16 2011
    A mom of THREE goalies from Stoughton MA, ages 18; 16 and 12; and a wife a goalie coach. Tim Thomas is a household name. Goaltending and training a year long commitment. I can only imagine how his Mom has felt at every game in his career; because personally I don’t have a stomach left. Understandably his parents are proud of him and his brother. Would love words of wisdom from about his mental game preparation. Tim was a pleasure to watch. Big games are tough to watch……
    Proud goalie mom
    Geralyn Hanson
    June, 19 2011

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