Steady, persistent approach paying off for Blazers' Smith
Success stories in life can be measured in different ways. In junior hockey, many of these stories are just beginning to be written. And yet, there are some players that, to date, can already be deemed successful.
Enter Colin Smith of the Kamloops Blazers, a diminutive forward who finds himself only 20 games shy of the 300-career game mark in the Western Hockey League. At 19 years of age, Smith currently sits among the scoring leaders with 93 points, trailing only the Portland Winterhawks' high-octane pair of Brandon Leipsec (NAS) and Nic Petan (2013).
Smith arrived in the WHL as a 16-year-old, well aware of suggestions that size was a huge determining factor associated with hockey success.… read more