Ryan grew up in Metro Detroit and has attended Bandits as a student since 2002 and has been an instructor at the school since 2007. After attending Brother Rice High School, Ryan moved on to play 2 years of Jr. hockey in the CSHL for Quad City Steam appearing in the All Star game each season. After a successful Jr career, Ryan was recruited and moved on to play college hockey at Kent State University.
While at Kent State University, Ryan received his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and also gained his Masters degree in Business Finance in 2012. Ryan has many fond memories of Kent State as he was able to excel and play 4 season for the ACHA D1 powerhouse and gained 2 All American awards and was a 3 time All League recipient.
Check out the below Kent State Sports Corner interview which features Ryan as he becomes the first goalie in ACHA D1 history to successfully score a goal! (Start at the 4:30 mark)
Bandits is excited to add Ryan to the Bandits staff full time as he will make an immediate impact in the goaltending community!