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    13  Vince Hinostroza  
    Vince

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Bartlett, IL

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 180

    Position:
    Center

    Last Team:
    Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)


    Dynamic forward with excellent offensive skills ... strong skater with outstanding speed ... playmaker who makes players around him better ... finds the open man and has the ability to score from in close ... will look to learn to play away from the puck and develop his defensive skills in his own zone ... has the potential to be an outstanding college hockey player ... spent three seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Waterloo Black Hawks ... was selected in the first round (fourth overall) by the Black Hawks in the 2010 USHL Futures Draft ... in his first season (2010-11) played in 50 games with Waterloo, scoring eight goals with 14 assists for 22 points and 36 penalty minutes ... team was seventh in the USHL's Eastern Division and lost in first round of the playoffs to Indiana ... the following season (2011-12), blossomed into a scorer as he was second on Waterloo's roster in scoring with 20 goals and 24 assists for 44 points in 56 games, helping the Black Hawks to third place in the Western Division ... Waterloo advanced to Clark Cup finals against Green Bay where the Black Hawks lost to Green Bay and current teammate, Sam Herr, in game five of the championship series ... played for Team USA in the 2011 Under-19 World Junior A Challenge where he was a teammate of Herr and Mario Lucia ... was the third-leading scorer with a goal and three assists on bronze medal team and named U.S. player of the game three times ... was a teammate of incoming freshman Justin Wade with the Under-18 USA Select Team that finished fifth at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Tournament ... second in team scoring with two goals (both against Russia, including overtime game winner) and two assists for four points in four games ... was ranked 115th by NHL Central Scouting in their final rankings and was selected in the sixth round (169th) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft ... was among the USHL's leading scorers in 2012-13 before being sidelined with a broken arm ... played in 46 games with 25 goals and 35 assists for 60 points ... played in five playoff games where he had four goals and three assists ...member of gold medal-winning USA team at the 2012 Under-19 World Junior A Challenge where he led all scorers with six goals and two assists for eight points in four games ... one of eight Illinois natives on the Notre Dame roster, joining Kevin Lind (Homer Glen), T.J. Tynan (Orland Park), Garrett Peterson (Manhattan), Robbie Russo (Westmont), Thomas DiPauli (Woodridge), Sam Herr (Hinsdale) and Justin Wade (Aurora) ... one of 20 Notre Dame players to have spent time in the USHL ... signed a national letter-of-intent to attend Notre Dame in the fall of 2011 along with Thomas DiPauli, Sam Herr, Mario Lucia and Justin Wade.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Waterloo West High School in Waterloo, Iowa in 2012 while playing junior hockey with the Waterloo Black Hawks in the United States Hockey League ... also attended Bartlett High School in Bartlett, Ill., where he played football and lacrosse ... product of the Chicago Mission Junior program ...had 13 goals and 21 assists for 34 points in 34 games in 2009-10, his final season ... full name is Vincent Hinostroza ... son of Rick and Laura Hinostroza ... has one older sister, Carli ... born in Chicago, Ill. ... enrolled in First Year of Studies at Notre Dame.

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