The Notre Dame men's hockey team beat Nebraska-Omaha, 3-2, on Saturday, January 30 at the Joyce Center.
Four-time monogram winner for the Irish who served as an alternate team captain for the 2010-11 season ... winner of Notre Dame's Christopher Zorich Award for community service work ... closed out his Irish career by being tied for fifth in scoring with six goals and 19 assists for 25 points ... played in 159 career games with 35 goals and 62 assists for 97 points with 11 power-play goals and eight game winner to his credit ... tied for fifth on Notre Dame's all-time games played list with 159 ... joined the Irish after playing two seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Des Moines Buccaneers where he won a Clark Cup title in `05-'06 ... selected in the fourth round, 114th overall by the Nashville Predators.
AS A SENIOR: Played in all 44 games for the Irish and was tied for fifth in scoring with six goals and 19 assists for 25 points ... had two power-play goals and one game winner ... whistled for 17 penalties and 37 penalty minutes ... +9 for the season ... had five multiple-point games during the season ... equaled his career high with a three-point game (3 assists) in the season opening 6-3 win over Holy Cross in the Warrior Ice Breaker Tournament (Oct. 8) ... had a goal (gwg) and an assist in 4-2 win over Lake Superior (Oct. 15) ... selected as CCHA offensive player of the week for Nov. 15 for his play in a sweep of Michigan State as he had a goal and four assists on the weekend ... scored third goal of the season in 4-3 loss to Minnesota State in Shillelagh Tournament (Jan. 1) ... fourth goal of the year came in 8-1 win over Northern Michigan (Jan. 7) ...scored on the power play in 4-1 win at Ohio State (Jan. 22) ... final goal of the season came in 5-2 win at Ferris State (Feb. 19) ... had one assist in Frozen Four loss to Minnesota-Duluth (April 7).
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 29 of the team's 38 games, missing the final nine games of the year with a shoulder injury ... was fifth on the team in scoring with seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points ... had two power-play goals and one game winner ... was +1 for the season ... picked up 12 penalties for 24 minutes ... had four multiple-point games on the year ... recorded a career-best, seven-game point streak (3g, 6a) between Oct. 16 and Nov. 7 ... had a goal and an assist in 3-0 win at Boston University (Oct. 20) versus third-ranked Terriers ... scored second goal of the season in 3-2 home loss to Boston College (Oct. 23) ... scored Notre Dame's first goal of the game on the power play in 3-3 tie with North Dakota in the championship game of the Shillelagh Tournament ... picked up the tournament-winning goal in the shootout ... final game of the season came on Jan. 29 as he scored his second power-play goal of the year and added an assist in a 5-3 home loss to Nebraska-Omaha.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 39 of team's 40 games, missing the season opener with an injury ... was sixth on the team in scoring with 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points ... had three goals on the power play and tied for the team lead with five game winners ... had 15 penalties for 30 minutes ... was +6 on the season ... had five multiple-point games ... started January with a goal (gwg) and an assist in 3-1 win over Union in the opening game of the Shillelagh Tournament ... selected to the all-tournament team with his two-point weekend ... turned in a five-point weekend (2g, 3a) versus North-ern Michigan (Feb. 13-14) ... equaled a career high with three points (1g, 2a) in 9-5 win over the Wildcats on Feb. 13 ... followed with a goal (ppg) and assist in 5-2 victory in series finale ... started the postseason with two points (1g, 1a) in 5-0 win over Nebraska-Omaha in the first game of the second round playoff series ... scored game-winning goal with one minute left in 2-1 victory over Northern Michigan in CCHA semifinals ... picked up his second consecutive game-winning goal when his goal at 2:05 of the third period put Notre Dame ahead, 3-2, in CCHA championship game versus Michigan ... was selected to the CCHA all-tournament team.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 47 games for Notre Dame in 2007-08 ... was fourth in scoring with 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points ... had four power-play goals and one game winner ... whistled for 11 penalties, resulting in 22 penalty minutes ... was -4 on the year ... scored first collegiate goal via the power-play in 4-3 win over Denver (Oct. 18) ... goal was the game winner ... recorded multiple-point game (1g, 1a) in 4-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville in first game of Rensselaer Holiday Tournament (Nov. 23) ... had a four-point weekend in sweep of Bowling Green (Jan. 25-26) ... had career-high three-point game (2 ppg, 1a) in 4-1 road win ... was named CCHA rookie of the week for his play in the Bowling Green series.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa ... also spent two years at Detroit Central Catholic High School in Detroit, Mich. ... played two seasons for the Des Moines Buccaneers in the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... in 2006-07 was third in scoring on the Bucs with 22 goals and 42 assists for 64 points with 10 power-play goals and two game winners ... played in the USHL Prospects/All-Star game ... was fifth in scoring in 2005-06 with 14 goals and 23 assists for 37 points as he helped the Bucs to the 2006 Clark Cup championship ... played on the USA Under-18 Select Team in August of 2005 ... full name is Benjamin Patrick Ryan ... son of John and Vicki Ryan ... has one brother and one sister ... born on October 16, 1988 in Detroit, Mich. ... graduated with degrees in psychology and economics from Notre Dame.