Colin Moffatt Snodgrass

May 27, 1990 – September 27, 2023

About Colin

Be Present | Cultivate the Best in Others | Be There for Your Tribe | Lead by Example

Missoula lost a bright light and enduring spirit on the evening of September 27, 2023. Colin Moffatt Snodgrass was a beloved son, brother nephew, and life partner. He was a best friend to many and a leader and mentor to even more. His contagious energy, smile, and kind heart are deeply missed by all who knew him. Adventure was a necessity and he embraced life every day in his short 33 years. Colin lived his life to the fullest, savoring every minute spent with friends and family. He lifted all who knew him up with his presence. 

Colin, aka C-Snod, participated in childhood sports and also enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. His best days were spent winning hockey games, running sprints with the soccer team, doing pushups wherever he might be, climbing mountain peaks, and traveling. 

Colin led by inspiring others through his hustle, encouraging messages to teammates, and positive energy. He was humble, never seeking the limelight, but you could often find him in the middle of a great play. Colin found pleasure in practice as much as the game itself. He often worked on his stick skills, lifted “rocks” in the wilderness for fun, and shot pucks endlessly in his parents’ basement. 

At age eight, Colin started playing organized hockey and helped his team win numerous games, tournaments, and awards. After high school, Colin played for the University of Montana during the 2010-11 season. At the time of his death, Colin was organizing his Glacier Hockey League adult teams in the Cup and Advanced levels for the 2023-2024 season. 

The Colin Moffatt Snodgrass Youth Hockey Scholarship was established to honor Colin’s spirit and celebrate young women and men who have a similar passion for hockey and life.

About the scholarship

The Colin Moffatt Snodgrass Youth Hockey Scholarship was created to honor Colin’s spirit and assist Missoula area youth, ages 8-18, in playing the sport of hockey. The scholarship is administered by the Moffatt-Snodgrass-Wilson families in partnership with Glacier Ice Rink.

In honor of Colin, friends and teammates do 33 pushups after hockey games, summiting peaks, or completing a workout.


Scholarships will be awarded annually to Missoula Area Youth Hockey Association players between the ages of eight to 18. Scholarships will be awarded each spring for the following winter season’s registration fees and expenses. 

Two scholarships are available:

  • Travel Hockey Scholarship: $1,033
  • In House Scholarship: $330

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