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#12 Ben Matthews
Position: Defenseman
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 221
Year: Junior
Hometown: Anchorage
High School: Prince George Spruce Kings/BCHL
Experience: 1 Letter
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2013-14 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Dressed in 11 games for the Green & Gold … scored first collegiate goal on Jan. 3 at No. 13 Wisconsin, helping the Seawolves to a 3-2 upset … registered first multi-goal game on Jan. 11 vs. Minnesota State, helping UAA to a 3-1 win and a WCHA sweep over the Mavericks … registered first collegiate assist on Jan. 4 at Wisconsin … furnished 10 shot on goal throughout the season … ended the season with a plus/minus of six, good for second best on team … blocked 10 shots … tagged for four penalties, serving eight minutes in the box … named to the WCHA All-Academic Team.

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.

Goals (game)      2    1/11/14 vs. MSU
Assists (game)    1    1/4/14 at UW
Points (game)     2    1/11/14 vs. MSU
Goal Streak
Point Streak      2gms 1/3-4/14
Multi-Point Gms   1gm  1/11/14 vs. MSU


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