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Aaron Ness
Aaron Ness

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roseau, Minn.

High School:
Roseau HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 177

Position:
Defense


2010-11 • Junior Season
Recorded a power-play assist against Massachusetts (10/9) • had an assist versus Nebraska-Omaha (10/15) • led team with three blocks versus Nebraska-Omaha (10/16) • led defensemen with five shots against St. Cloud State (10/22) • combined for three assists and a +5 rating against Colorado College (Oct. 29-30) • recorded three of team's 10 blocked shots against Wisconsin (11/5) • had one assist in each game at Michigan Tech (11/19 and 11/20) • blocked a team-high three shots against No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth (12/12) • had one assist and a team-high five-blocked shots against Union (12/31) • picked up an assist on Nico Sacchetti's game-winning goal at No. 2 North Dakota (1/14).

2009-10 • Sophomore Season
Played in every game for the second straight year and ranked second among the team's defensemen in scoring • notched a goal in wins over Alaska Anchorage (10/30) and Colorado College (2/20) • collected points in three straight games, netting three assists in a series against Bemidji State (11/14-15) with two points in the opening game and one in the second • added an assist against Minnesota Duluth (11/20) • had another three-game scoring streak, starting with a two-assist game against St. Cloud State (1/22) • added an assist the following night against St. Cloud State (1/23) and another at Alaska Anchorage (1/29) • assisted team's only goal in third game of WCHA playoff series at North Dakota (3/14) • put a season-high four shots on goal in loss at Denver (2/12) • had a season-best plus-three rating in 5-1 win over North Dakota (1/16) • paired with Cade Fairchild for most of the season • earned his second letter.

2008-09 • Freshman Season
One of four players, and the only freshman, to play in every game • ranked second among the team's defensemen in scoring with 17 points • earned tournament MVP honors and WCHA Defensive Player of the Week award after posting a goal and an assist in 3-2 title game victory over Northeastern (1/3) in Dodge Holiday Classic • also had an assist in Dodge Holiday Classic opener against Brown (1/2) • collected a season-best three assists in win at St. Cloud State (1/17) and had an assist in the opening game of the series (1/16) to earn WCHA Rookie of the Week award • posted two assists in win over New Hampshire (11/8) • delivered a power play goal at Minnesota State (1/30) • assisted goals in each game of College Hockey Showcase against Michigan and Michigan State (11/28-29) • collected an assist in opening game of WCHA playoffs against St. Cloud State (3/13) • paired with David Fischer for most of the season • earned his first letter.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Played three seasons at Roseau High School, leading the Rams to the 2006-07 Class AA state championship and a fourth place finish in 2007-08 • named Minnesota Mr. Hockey for the 2007-08 season • led team to a 29-2 record each of the past two seasons and an 82-10 record during his three-year career • totaled 38-44--72 with 16 power play goals in 31 games to lead the team in scoring and earn team MVP honors his senior year • compiled a plus-67 rating as a senior and plus-52 mark as a junior • head coaches were Scott Oliver and Andy Lundbohm • joined the U.S. national under-18 team for the world championships in Russia following his high school season and totaled six assists in nine games to help the team to a bronze medal • participated in the U.S. national junior evaluation camp in August 2008 • selected 40th overall in the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders.

PERSONAL:
Business and Marketing Education major • accelerated his high school academics to graduate in three years • hobbies include spending time on the lake • most memorable sports thrill was winning the state high school hockey championship • son of Jay and Kristi Ness • father, Jay, played at North Dakota from 1982-85 • born May 18, 1990.

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