Tarin Smith

NAME: Tarin Smith

TEAM: Northeast Wolfpack (SAAHL U15)

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POSITION: Defense

HAND: Left


 

November 14th vs Humboldt Broncos – Tarin was flying the entire game. He has so much speed and his puck control makes him a threat to score every shift. He isn’t afraid to carry the puck as much and march down the ice. When he is sitting on the blue line he does a great job cycling the puck around. He didn’t have much puck luck in this game but the number of chances he had and will continue to have makes him a difference-maker. (Tyler Thode)

 

November 14th vs Humboldt Broncos – Smith controlled play from opening puck drop and flew up and down the ice all game. Opposing dmen did a good job forcing him wide but he still beat them for high danger scoring chances numerous times. Opposing goalie was on his A game and he hit iron though so didn’t find the back of the net somehow. Used his superb edge work to walk the blue line finding shooting lanes and elude pressure. Made a couple effective spin moves to create space also. Was a little more physical than my previous viewing. Was great defensively with tight gaps and effective stick checks. Wasn’t punishing physically but battled hard net front and in board battles. (Nathan Chapman)

 

November 7th vs Saskatoon Generals – Smith was very good at moving the puck all game with crisp accurate passes or using his high end skating ability to rush the puck up ice. While being aggressive jumping up into the play he was very smart picking his spots. Was good at walking the line finding shooting lanes and getting pucks on net. Has a quick release on his shot with power behind it and accurate. Very tough to generate offense against as he is tough to beat wide with his skating ability and while not super physical yet uses his size well along the boards or net front. (Nathan Chapman)

 

November 7th vs Saskatoon Generals – Tarin has great skating abilities, he showed great footwork tonight. He had good positioning in the defensive zone and had good board battles. When he had the puck tonight he used his stickhandling to get around attackers and create chances. (Tyler Thode)