Ben Kinne

#9 Ben Kinne

HOMETOWN St. Paul, Minn. (USHL-Sioux City)

2012-12 / Senior

2011-12 / Junior
Captain... Played in all 38 of BSU’s games as a junior extending his streak of consecutive games played to 111... Finished fifth on the team with 22 points (10-12a)... Was third on the team in goals scored... Assembled a three-game goal scoring streak from Oct. 15-Oct. 22... Posted four multi-point games--all of which led to BSU victories... Scored one of BSU’s four empty net goals in 2011-12 in a 3-0 victory versus Alabama-Huntsville (12/16/11)...  A mainstay on the BSU power-play unit, he finished third on the team in scoring (4g-5a) and second in goal scoring on the man advantage... Was second on the team with three game-winning goals... Matched a career-high two assists in a 4-1 win over No. 10 Colorado College (2/11/12)... Returned to the BSU lineup netting five points in the Beavers’ first six games (3g-2a)... Was named to the 2012 All-WCHA Academic Team.

2010-11 / Redshirt
Sat out the entire 2010-11 as an injury redshirt.

2009-10 / Sophomore
Logged time in each of BSU’s 37 games in 2009-10... A pivotal piece on the power-play unit, he had five power-play goals to rank second on the team, while his eight points (5g-3a) on the man advantage ranked fourth... Opened the season scoring in BSU’s first three games... He posted an assist each night of the sweep over Air Force Oct. 9-10 and netted the game-tying goal with just 10 seconds remaining in regulation to allow the Beavers to salvage a 3-3 tie at Northern Michigan (10/24/09)... Netted a game-winning, unassisted goal in a 2-1 overtime victory at Ala.-Huntsville (11/1/09)... Posted the first of three two-assist games of the season in a 6-1 win over Ala.-Huntsville (11/20/09)... Matched a career-best two goals, netting a pair of power-play markers, in a 3-0 triumph at Western Michigan (1/3/10)... Netted his second “buzzer beater” of 2009-10 (1/24/10) scoring with just 1.6 seconds left in regulation to extend the nonconference game at Minnesota Duluth to overtime in an eventual 5-4 in over then-No. 4 Bulldogs... Established a career-high three points (1g-2a) in a 5-2 win over Robert Morris (2/13/10)... Mirrored his new career-best, netting a goal, while adding two assists, in the Beavers’ final home game at the John S. Glas Fieldhouse (2/20/10)... Wore No. 20 during his first two seasons... Earned a spot on the 2010 Academic All-CHA squad.

2008-09 / Freshman
One of five players to see time in all 37 of BSU’s games in 2008-09... Heard his named called in the starting lineup four times... Scored three of the Beavers’ eight empty net goals... His 8-7=15 points was good for third among BSU rookies and eighth on the team overall... Ranked fifth in the CHA in rookie scoring with 5-3=8 points... Made his BSU debut at Minnesota  State (10/10/08)... Recorded a point in two of his first three games... Posted a helper at Minnesota State (10/11/08) and added another at Air Force (10/17/08)... Registered his first college goal as the Beavers defeated non-conference intrastate foe St. Cloud State, 4-2...  Posted a career-best, two-goal effort in a 4-2 victory over Ala.-Huntsville... Tallied one of BSU’s three short-handed goals in a BSU 6-4 victory (3/7/09)... Posted a goal in the victory over No. 2 Notre Dame (3/28/09)... Added a helper in the Mar. 29 win over No. 9 Cornell to clinch the Midwest Regional Championship and garner the Beavers’ first trip to the Frozen Four... Was named to the CHA All-Rookie Team.

Prior to BSU
Kinne came to BSU after a season in the USHL playing for the Sioux City Musketeers... Seeing time in each of the Musketeers’ 60 contests in 2007-08, Kinne ranked fifth on the team with 43 points (17g-26a)... Of his 17 lamplighters, three came on the power play, while one was short-handed... He also added a pair of game-winners... Kinne recorded a 2007-08-best three assists in a 7-1 victory over Indiana (1/5) while in the midst of a streak of 13 games in which he recorded 6-8--14 points, netting a point in nine of the 13 contests... Prior to his time in the USHL, Kinne experienced a tremendous amount of success at Cretin-Durham Hall High School... In addition to being an all-conference and All-State Honorable Mention pick in 2006, he helped guide the Raiders to a “AA” State Championship...  For his efforts in the event, he was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Born June 4, 1988... Benjamin James Kinne is the son of Mike and Carrie Kinne... Is working toward a double major in sport management and business administration.