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    Ben Ostlie


    Edina, MN

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 195


    Last Team:
    Omaha Lancers (USHL)

    A reliable, steady, defensive-defenseman who will be in the mix for playing time during the 2013-14 season at Notre Dame ... character player with strong leadership qualities ... strong skater with good stick skills ... will look to adapt to the speed of Division I hockey ... very focused player who had a good summer in the weight room and in the classroom ... joins the Irish after spending the last two seasons with the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... product of the Edina High School program that has sent current Irish center Steven Fogarty and recent standouts like Anders Lee and Ryan Thang `09 to Notre Dame ... played four years at Edina (2007-11) and was drafted in the 16th round (236th overall) of the 2011 USHL Entry Draft by Omaha ... helped the Lancers to a 34-29-1 mark in 2012-13 and a fifth-place finish in the USHL's Western Division ... member of a stingy Lancer lineup that gave up just 183 goals, third fewest in the league ... played in 59 games, scoring one goal with 13 assists for 14 points ... in two seasons at Omaha, saw action in 113 games, notching two goals with 21 assists while chalking up 146 penalty minutes ... one of 20 players on the current Notre Dame roster with ties to the USHL ... one of three Minnesota natives on the Notre Dame roster joining sophomores Steven Fogarty (Edina) and Mario Lucia (Plymouth) ... signed a national letter-of-intent in the 2013 spring signing period along with Luke Ripley.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Edina High School in Edina, Minn. in 2011 ... played four seasons and was a two-time letter winner for coach Curt Giles ... teammate of current Notre Dame center Steven Fogarty at Edina ... as junior in `09-'10 played defense on team that won state AA championship ... in `10-'11 member of Edina team that lost in state AA semifinals ...selected all-Classic Lakes Conference as a senior ... full name is Benjamin Thomas Ostlie ... son of Steve and Cathy Ostlie ... born in Edina, Minn. ... enrolled in First Year of Studies at Notre Dame.

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