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Danika Smith
Danika-Smith
Position Defence
Catches Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
QSSF
CWHL Team
Ottawa Gee-Gees
Ottawa Senators
Born May 14 1985 (1985-05-14) (age 31),
Munster Hamlet, Ontario
Pro Career 2004 – present

Danika Smith (born May 14, 1985) was an ice hockey player for the Ottawa Gee Gees of the QSSF. She was the 2010 recipient of the Marion Hilliard Award.[1] During the 2009–10 CWHL season, she was part of the final season of the Ottawa Senators CWHL team.

Playing careerEdit

CISEdit

Smith was cut from the Gee-Gees in her first year of trying out for a position on the club roster. She successfully made the team in her second season and became an assistant captain. In her senior season of 2009-10, Smith would be named Gee Gees captain. Prior to the Ottawa Gee Gees, Smith played hockey for Nepean Midget AA in 2002-03 and competed for the Ottawa Roadrunners in 2003-04 season. Of note, Smith has also competed at the national level in both ball hockey and touch football. In 2010, Smith was awarded the CIS Marion Hilliard Award. The award is given to the student athlete best combining athletics, academics and community service.

Ball hockeyEdit

Smith was the only player from Ottawa in 2009 to play for Canada at the World Ball Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic where they won the Gold medal. At the 2011 Street and Ball Hockey World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, she participated with former Gee-Gees teammate Fannie Desforges and would claim the silver in the tournament.[2] In 2013, Smith and Desforges claimed the Gold medal at the world Championship in St. John's Newfoundland.

Season GP G A PTS +/- PIM
2004-05 36 2 2 4 +812
2005-06 18 0 2 2 -14
2006-07 32 4 11 15 +434
2007-08 31 2 5 7 -820


Awards and honorsEdit

  • Athlete of the Year, South Carleton High School, senior season[3]
  • 2006 New Ad Media Award
  • 2007 Academic All-Canadian
  • 2010 Marion Hilliard Award[4]

PersonalEdit

Her grandfather was a scout for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. In addition, her uncle played with Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Orr.

ReferencesEdit

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