Smith representing Canada in Italy
Jenna Smith’s debut in a Team Canada uniform was off to an outstanding start last week at the 26th Winter Universiade in Trentino, Italy.
The Swift Current native is a member of Canada’s womens’ hockey team in Italy. Canada opened the tournament with a 21-0 win over Spain after firing 80 shots on goal. Smith had a goal and an assist in the win.
Canada followed up with a 5-0 win over Russia on Thursday, outshooting them 56-10. They were even more dominant the following day in a 13-0 win over Great Britain. Canada outshot their opponents 94-1 as Nicole Jackson made 81 saves for Great Britain. Smith scored two goals and added one assist as she fired nine shots on goal and fin- ished plus-five in the blowout win. Sunday, Canada improved to 4-0 with a 6-0 win over the United States. Smith had her best game on Monday when she registered four assists in a 9-1 win over Japan to conclude the preliminary round. The semi-finals were to be played Wednesday and the gold medal game will be played Friday at Palaghiaccio Pergine Valsugana.
Smith is currently in her fourth season with the University of Calgary Dinos. She is tied for second in team scoring with three goals and three assists and a plusthree rating in 16 games this season. The Dinos have battled their way to a 7-8-1 start in Canada West play. They will resume their season on January 3-4 when they host the UBC Thunderbirds.