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Aaron Rio is named Firstar A-List Prospect of the Week

JuniorHockey.com today announced that Aaron Rios has been named the Firstar A-List Prospect of the Week.

The 18-year-old from defenseman from Stevensville, Montana played 20 games for the Great Falls Americans of the American West Hockey League in 2011-2012.

The blueliner finished the season with one goal and four assists for a total of five points.

“The style of play I prefer to play is a more offensive type of defense I try to stop plays as soon as possible and am a play maker in both the offensive and defensive zones. I have no problem as a defensive man skating with the puck and making either a rush or an offensive play. I feel confident in my ability to get back when needed. Many times I have been a leader on my team, it is an important role that i do not take lightly. If some one tells me what i need to do to improve in any way I try to take what they say and graft it into my game even if it is one of my colleagues, because i believe that if any one gives you a tip they have your best interest at heart. I’d like to think of my self as a structured and hard working individual. I do what my coach tells me regardless of the task. If my current hockey coach told me to run through a wall i would give it my all. In the world of hockey my belief is that work ethics and coachability are everything to any level of hockey player you listen to your coach and take everything that he has to say seriously never talk back and always take what he has to say to heart.”