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Vince Hinostroza Named Hockey Commissioners Association National Rookie Of The Month

Freshman center Vince Hinostroza has been named the HCA national rookie of the month for October.

Nov. 1, 2013

Notre Dame, Ind. - Notre Dame freshman center Vince Hinostroza (Bartlett, Ill.) finished off the month of October in fine form being named Hockey East/Pro Ambitions rookie of the month. He starts November with another honor as he has been selected as the Hockey Commissioners Association's national rookie of the month for October.

After the first six games of the season, the 5-9, 175-pound forward has proven that he belongs as he leads the Irish in scoring with three goals and five assists for eight points in helping Notre Dame get off to a 5-1-0 start and a number two ranking in the nation.

Hinostroza has put up points in five of the team' six games to date and currently has a four-game point streak (with two goals and four assists since Oct. 18). Among his three goals is one power-play tally and he is tied for second on the team with 17 shots on goal and tied for the team lead with a +3. He has recorded a pair of multiple-point games, including a three-point game (2g, 1a) versus Michigan Tech on Oct. 20. He is second among rookie scorers in Hockey East and tied for third on the national level among all freshmen scorers with his eight points.

The speedy center's start comes as no surprise to head coach Jeff Jackson who earlier this week said, "Vinny is a guy that we expected to have an impact as a freshman. We had him play another year of junior hockey just for this reason - to make sure that he was strong enough to have an impact as a freshman. We knew he had the talent and he could have come in last year, but I was concerned about his body because he isn't the biggest cat in the world, but he competes real hard and has great hockey instincts."

Jackson added, "The extra year certainly helped him and gave him confidence in his offensive game. Plus, he is getting power-play time and he's been part of a good line (with Thomas DiPauli and Peter Schneider) for us."

 

 

The Bartlett, Ill., native becomes the first Notre Dame player named the HCA rookie of the month since Anders Lee took the honors in Dec. of 2010. T.J. Tynan took the honor in November of 2010.

Hinostroza and his teammates return to action on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. when they play at the University of Vermont in the first-ever Hockey East game for the Irish.

Notre Dame brings a 5-1-0 mark into the contest while Vermont is 1-1-1 on the young season. The two teams also will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Vermont's Gutterson Fieldhouse.

Event Calendar

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October 1
5:05 PM
USNTDP
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 6
7:35 PM
Alabama-Huntsville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 7
7:05 PM
Alabama-Huntsville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 13
7:35 PM
Denver
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 14
7:05 PM
Denver
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 19
7:35 PM
Sacred Heart
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 20
7:35 PM
Sacred Heart
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 26
7:35 PM
Nebraska-Omaha
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 27
7:35 PM
Nebraska-Omaha
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 3
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, OH (Value City Arena)
November 4
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, OH (Value City Arena)
November 10
7:35 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 11
7:05 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 17
7:05 PM
RPI
Troy, NY (Houston Field House)
November 18
7:05 PM
RPI
Troy, NY (Houston Field House)
November 24
7:35 PM
Minnesota
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 25
7:05 PM
Minnesota
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
December 1
7:05 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, MI (Munn Ice Arena)
December 2
7:05 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, MI (Munn Ice Arena)
December 8
8:05 PM
Wisconsin
Madison, WI (LaBahn Arena)
December 9
8:05 PM
Wisconsin
Madison, WI (LaBahn Arena)
January 5
7:05 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI (Yost Ice Arena)
January 7
5:05 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 19
7:35 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 20
7:05 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 26
8:05 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)
January 27
8:05 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)
February 2
7:05 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)
February 3
7:05 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)
February 9
7:35 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 10
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 16
7:35 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 18
5:05 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI (Yost Ice Arena)
February 23
7:35 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 24
7:05 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
March 2
TBA
Big Ten Tournament First Round
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March 10
TBA
Big Ten Tournament Semifinals
Campus Sites
March 17
TBA
Big Ten Tournament Championship
Campus Sites
March 23
TBA
NCAA Regional
Regional Sites
April 5
TBA
NCAA Frozen Four
St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
April 7
TBA
NCAA Championship
St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)

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