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Peter Smith is a three time winner of the CIS Coach of the Year Award. Currently, he is the head coach of the McGill Martlets and is the winningest women’s hockey coach in McGill history.


Following Howie Draper, Smith was the second CIS coach to win the Coach of the Year award three times. He claimed it the first time in 2002-03 (shared with Lisa MacDonald of Saint Mary’s), and won again in 2007-08. His third victory came in 2011-12 as he helped McGill to a first place finish for the seventh consecutive season. At the RSEQ Conference level, he was won RSEQ Coach of the Year seven times between 2000 and 2012. The 2011-12 season saw McGill earn an 18-1-1 record , as the Martlets registered the second-best offence in the country (4.80 goals per game), the top defense (1.00 GAA), best power-play (25.0%), and the least penalized team in CIS, averaging 7.6 minutes per game. [1] He also served seven years with the national women’s program and was an assistant coach with the team that won the Gold Medal at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. From 2000 to 2012, Smith led the Martlets to a berth at the CIS national eleven times. He has claimed three CIS gold medals, two silver medals and four bronze medals, respectively. Heading into the 2012 CIS tournament, Smith boasted a career record of 327-118-30 in 475 games overall (.720).

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Co-CIS Coach of the Year (2002-03)
  • CIS Coach of the Year (2007-08)
  • CIS Coach of the Year (2011-12)


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