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#12 Ben Matthews
Position: Defenseman
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 213
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Anchorage
High School: Prince George Spruce Kings/BCHL
Experience: SQ
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2012-13 FRESHMAN SEASON: Dressed in nine games during rookie season … made collegiate debut Dec. 15 against Minnesota Duluth … placed nine shots on goal, including a season-high three on March 1 at Alaska Fairbanks … blocked five shots, including three on Feb. 15 against Nebraska Omaha.

BEFORE UAA: Comes to UAA after dressing for the Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL in 2011-12 ... produced 6-17–23 totals in 60 games played with the Spruce Kings ... dressed in four games in the playoffs ... team captain in 2011-12 ... also suited up with the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL for two seasons from 2009-11 ... dressed in 107 games, registering eight goals and 23 assists for 31 points with the Smoke Eaters ... three-year letterwinner for Chugiak High ... named to 2009 All-Conference and 1st-team All-State teams with Mustangs.

PERSONAL: Born March 23, 1991 in Anchorage ... son of John and Donna Matthews ... has one sister – Anna ... shoots right ... major is undeclared ... volunteered at homeless shelter and elementary schools.

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