Ryan Snowden


Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 205
  • Hometown Lincoln University, Pa.
  • Junior Team Central Illinois Flying Aces (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • AHCA Scholar All-American and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete as a freshman

2019-20 (Freshman Season)

  • Five games played, with four starts, posting a 3-1-1 record, 2.52 goals-against average and .905 save percentage
  • Career-high 28 saves in 2-1 win vs. Notre Dame Jan. 18, including 16 in the third period
  • Made 26 saves on 27 shots vs. Michigan State Nov. 30 for 3-1 win in first career start
  • Saw first action Nov. 23 at Penn State, entering in relief to start the third with the game tied at 3 and stopping all 15 shots faced in 4-3 win
  • AHCA Scholar All-American and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Spent last two years in the USHL
  • Played in 28 games with Central Illinois Flying Aces in 2018-19, with 3.34 goals-against average and .898 save percentage
  • Started 2017-18 with Des Moines, appearing in 13 games with a 3.20 goals-against average and .899 save percentage; finished season with Central Illinois, making 24 appearances and posting a 3.68 gaa and .887 sv%
  • Spent 2016-17 in the NAHL with the Topeka Roadrunners and had 3.44 gaa and .907 sv% in 32 games played
  • Selected for NAHL Top Prospects Game
  • Played with Upland Country Day School and New Oxford high schools, Team Comcast and Philadelphia Little Flyers
  • Graduated from Oxford Area High School in 2016
  • Also played golf and basketball
  • Lived in Finland for sophomore year of high school, attending school and training


  • Son of Matthew Snowden, a project manager who played college baseball, and Janice Tyciak, a teacher
  • Has twin younger siblings, Haley and Michael
  • Played with Buckeyes Ryan Marooney (in squirt hockey with the Junior Flyers), Matt Cassidy (in AAA hockey), Ryan Dickinson (in Topeka) and Tate Singleton and Joe Dunlap (with Central Illinois) prior to Ohio State
  • Plans to major in environmental sciences, with a minor in turf grass management; wold like to create his own golf  course
  • Has worked at a winery and doing landscaping
  • Enjoys golf, basketball, fishing, spike ball and camping
  • Started skating at age 3 after going to a hockey game and wanting to do what the players did
  • Pick One: Best thing about hockey – “Fighting to win. Everything you do has the goal to win. And the more you win, the more enjoyable it is.”; Movie – Deadpool 2; TV show – Psych; Musician – Young Thug; Professional team – Washington Capitals; Athlete – Alex Ovechkin; Homecooked meal – bacon wrapped filet mignon; Celebrity – James Roday; Snack food – Goldfish; Ice cream flavor – chocolate chip cookie dough; Sport other than hockey – golf; Vacation spot – the beach; Rink – Capital One Arena; Book – Harry Potter series; Place hockey has taken you – Finland

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