Dhane Smith Dominating Junior Ball

Dhane Smith was a top prospect heading into the NLL this season, but he just keeps improving with the juniorKitchener-Waterloo Braves.“I feel we deserved more points than we received.” Smith says of his Braves. “We have had 3 over time games but fell short and only came out with 1 point! I feel as if we give it our all in the third period, we can compete with any team”

Smith leads the entire league with 94 points on the season and is one of a handful of junior players on an NLL roster. But he doesn’t take all the credit for his season.

” Honestly I can’t take the credit for my success this year. My coaches have helped me a lot to adjust from pro back to jr. Most of all,my teammates have helped the most with my success this season.”

The Bandits have had an active off season, just signing Troy Cordingley as head coach after they fired Darris Kilgour. Smith is sad to see his first professional coach go. “I was upset when I heard about Darris. Darris helped me develop as a pro player my first year. He was one of the people who got me to the next level and I only have good things to say about him. I wish him the best in the future.

“I’ve been thinking about the Bandits since I’ve left the team. Luckily I’ve seen most of them during the season playing Kodiaks. I do miss the fans the most not the same with out the 16000 supporting you every game!”