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    Ben

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Edina, Minn.

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 201

    Position:
    Right Wing

    Last Team:
    Omaha Lancers (USHL)


    AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in a career-high 24 games and registered the first three points of his Irish career on a goal and two assists ... had four penalty minutes and blocked seven shots ... played primarily at right wing but also played defense during a couple games when the team was dealing with injuries on the blue line ... notched his first career point with an assist in Notre Dame's 6-1 win at UConn (Jan. 18) ... scored his first career goal in a 5-3 win over New Hampshire (Jan. 31) ... played all three games of the Hockey East Quarterfinal series at UMass Lowell, notching an assist in the final game of the season.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 12 games both on defense and at right wing for the Irish but had no points ... picked up three penalties for six minutes ... had 10 shots on goal and was -3 in limited playing time ... did not play in the postseason.

    IN THE USHL: Joined the Irish after spending two seasons with the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... 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.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Edina High School in Edina, Minnesota, 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 ... Irish teammates Bo Brauer and Connor Hurley are also from Edina, Minn. ... as junior in 2009-10 played defense on team that won state AA championship ... in 2010-11 was a 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, Minnesota ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame ... signed a national letter of intent in the 2013 spring signing period along with Luke Ripley.

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