Junior left wing Mario Lucia records first career hat trick in the victory.
Earned his first monogram during his freshman year in 2013-14 ... coming off an outstanding rookie year ... dynamic all-around 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 ... continues to improve defensively, especially in his own end of the ice ... played in 34 games as a freshman, scoring eight goals with 24 assists for 32 points ... selected to Hockey East/Pro Ambitions all-rookie team ... named Notre Dame's rookie of the year ... selected Hockey East rookie of the week three times in 2013-14 ... named Hockey East rookie of the month in October and Hockey Commissioners' Association (HCA) national rookie of the month for October ... selected to 2014 U.S. Junior National Team along with Thomas DiPauli for IIHF World Junior Championships in Malmo, Sweden ... ranked 115th by NHL Central Scouting and was selected in the sixth round (169th) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks ... one of five Illinois natives on the Notre Dame roster, joining Garrett Peterson (Manhattan), Robbie Russo (Westmont), Sam Herr (Hinsdale) and Justin Wade (Aurora) ... one of 18 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.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 34 games as a freshman scoring eight goals with 24 assists for 32 points ... second on the Irish in assists and third in points ... had two power-play goals and two game winners ... had two penalties for four minutes ... was +6 on the season ... had six multi-point games, including three with three points ... selected Hockey East rookie of the week three times (Oct. 21, Jan. 12 and March 3), Hockey East rookie of the month in October and HCA national rookie of the month for October ... member of the 2014 U.S. Junior National Team ... tied for team lead in goals (three) and second in points (five) ... had a four-point game (2g, 2a) in 8-0 win over Germany ... started his career fast with a goal and an assist in season-opening 4-0 win over Western Michigan (Oct. 11) ... notched first three-point game (2g, 1a) game in 7-3 win over Michigan Tech (Oct. 20) ... turned in three-assist game in 5-4 loss to Minnesota (Nov. 9) ... injured in the game and did not play again until Dec. 6 ... scored a goal in each game of weekend sweep of Alabama Huntsville (Jan. 10-11) ... second three-assist game came in 6-3 victory versus Lake Superior State (Jan. 17) ... picked up first game-winning goal of the season (with an assist) in 3-0 win over Northeastern (Jan. 25) .... had two assists in losing effort at Northeastern (Feb. 1) ... went eight games without a goal before scoring overtime game winner in 2-1 win over top-ranked Boston College (March 1) ... had a goal and three assists in quarterfinal twog games to one upset of Boston College (March 14-16) ... played in six postseason games with one goal and three assists for four points.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Waterloo West High School in Waterloo, Iowa in 2012 while playing junior hockey with the Waterloo Blackhawks in the United States Hockey League ... also attended Bartlett High School in Bartlett, Illinois, where he played football and lacrosse ... spent three seasons with the Waterloo Blackhawks ... was selected in the first round (fourth overall) by the Blackhawks 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 ... 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 Blackhawks to third place in the Western Division ... played for Team USA in the 2011 Under-19 World Junior A Challenge where he was a teammate of Sam Herr and Mario Lucia ... third-leading scorer with a goal and three assists on bronze medal team and named U.S. player of the game three times ... teammate of sophomore 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 ... 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, Illinois ... enrolled in the University of Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters.