2009-10: Matt Tomkins skated for the Sherwood Park Squires Midget Minor team that captured a provincial championship in Alberta. He was 8-5-5 with a 2.69 goals against and .900 save percentage as Sherwood Park finished fourth in the AMMHL. In the playoffs he was 8-0 with one shutout and had a 2.08 goals against and .931 save percentage. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the AMMHL North playoffs.
2010-11: Tomkins shared the goaltending duties for the Sherwood Park Kings midget AAA with Adam Clark. He was 6-8-1 with a 3.83 goals against and .890 save percentage as the Kings finished fourth in the AMHL's Dodge Division. Tomkins was 3-3 with a 4.14 goals against and .836 save percentage as Sherwood Park reached the Division Finals.
2011-12: Tomkins played in 33 of 60 games for the Sherwood Park Crusaders in the AJHL. He was 18-11-2 with a 3.41 goals against and .894 save percentage. After finishing fourth in the North Division, the Crusaders advanced to the second round of the AJHL playoffs. Tomkins played in all ten playoff games and was 4-6 with one shutout and had a 3.53 goals against and .897 save percentage. He committed to playing college hockey at Ohio State in 2013-14. Tomkins was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and was ranked tenth amongst North American goalies in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.
Tomkins is a sound positional goaltender who plays a heady game between the pipes. While he has consistency issues in the past, he seems to have settled down and is playing a more controlled game that relies more on solid instincts and athlectic ability. Tomkins has the size that many NHL teams seem to seek in a goaltender, so it is just a matter of fine-tuning his game in the AJHL next season, then at Ohio State University starting in 2013-14.
Tomkins will spend the 2012-13 season in the AJHL with the Sherwood Park Crusaders before matriculating to Ohio State University in 2013.