Orono - University of Maine men's ice hockey goaltender Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Quebec) was named the co-recipient of the Army ROTC Three Starts Award, announced on Wednesday, March 20 by Hockey East. The shares the award with New Hampshire's John Henrion.
Near the conclusion of each game, members of the media will vote on their three stars of the game. The votes are tabulated and the three stars are awarded. Ouellette was selected as one of the three stars on 11 different occasions. He was tabbed as the game's first star on Nov. 10, 2012 at UMass Lowell and on Feb. 22, 2013 at UMass. He earned the second star on six different occasions, including in each of Maine's wins at then third-ranked Boston College. Ouellette finished as the third star of the three times.
Ouellette backstopped Maine to a record of 11-19-8 on the season. He finished 9-12-8 on the campaign with a 2.42 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. His .917 save percentage ranks as the seventh best in a single season in Maine history. Ouellette recorded a pair of shutouts.
He was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Jan. 28, 2013. In addition, Ouellette was named the Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for January.
Aaron began his career at WVII in March of 2008. He attended Old Town High School, where he graduated in 2004. From there he moved on to the New England School of Communications, majoring in Sports Broadcasting and Journalism. Originally a sports radio major, Aaron co-hosted a weekly sports radio show on WHSN called This Week in Sports while also doing play by play and color commentary of Husson Eagle sporting events. He also spent a semester as the stations sports director. After his sophomore year he realized he had run out of radio classes to take, so he began taking TV courses while also working at Stephen King’s sports station WZON. Aaron graduated from NESCom in May of 2008 with a degree in communications, and was named the top broadcast journalist of his class. Since joining ABC-7 and Fox Bangor he has won multiple Maine Association of Broadcasting Awards.
In his free time Aaron likes, surprise, to watch sports and play sports. From mountain climbing to basketball, there are very few sports Aaron doesn’t enjoy. He also likes traveling when he gets the chance, and is happy he has been able to pursue his passion for sports while staying close to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @AaronRJackson, and you can catch him weeknights at 6, 10 and 11 on ABC-7 and Fox Bangor. He can also be reached via email at [email protected].