Flying Aces acquire goaltender from Des Moines

Ryan Snowden added to Central Illinois roster in trade with Buccaneers

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Central Illinois Flying Aces acquired on Thursday goaltender Ryan Snowden from the Des Moines Buccaneers.

The Flying Aces picked up Snowden in exchange for Central Illinois forward Matt Gosiewski.

Committed to Ohio State University, Snowden is currently in his first season in the United States Hockey League. Snowden, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound native of Oxford, Pennsylvania, has compiled an .899 save percentage and a 3.20 goals-against-average in 13 appearances for the Buccaneers.

Snowden has allowed one goal or fewer in six of his 13 appearances this year. Included in that span was a 23-save shutout against the Chicago Steel on Dec. 1. While with Des Moines, Snowden compiled 30 or more saves in four of his appearances, and made a season-high 38 saves against the Lincoln Stars on Oct. 13.

With the addition of Snowden, Central Illinois has 20 players on its current roster with an NCAA Division I commitment.

Gosiewski registered 10 points in 25 games with the Flying Aces. The Colorado College commit tabbed five goals and added five assists.

Central Illinois hosts Team USA (U17) for a pair of home games this weekend at Grossinger Motors Arena in downtown Bloomington. That series starts on Friday night with a 7:07 p.m. matchup against the U17s and finishes with a 7:07 p.m. tilt on Saturday. Saturday night is Youth Jersey Giveaway Night presented by Aloha Construction and Parkway Auto Laundry, as the first 500 fans 12 and younger will receive a Flying Aces jersey.

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