Smith potted seven goals and three assists in Miami’s eight January contests including four game-winning markers as the RedHawks have surged into a 2nd place tie in the CCHA standings and are firmly in contention for an NCAA tournament bid as the season’s penultimate month begins. And, as a credit to Smith’s all-around excellence, he also blocked five shots as he has ramped up his defensive prowess. Miami is now tied for 7th in the nation in team defense after a shaky start.
Overall, Smith has 19 goals and eight assists for 27 points, good for third in the CCHA. His seven game-winning markers on the season are tied for first nationally while Smith’s 0.73 goals-per game average is fourth-best in the country. (source: CCHA.com)