GREG SMITH DRAFTED BY BOSTON BANDITS
The Armstrong Arrows are pleased to announce that U16 Goaltender Greg Smith was drafted by the Boston Bandits of the National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC).
The National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC) held their 2018-2019 Entry Draft on May 16, 2018. Organizations drafted 180 players from 10 different countries ranging from birth years of 2001 - 1998 for the Entry Draft Players and 2003 - 2000 birth years for the International Prospects.
Smith just completed his third year with the Arrows U16 team, helped lead the Arrows to the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships for the past three years.
Smith, a 6'2", 183-pound 17 year-old netminder from Freeport, PA, recorded 33 Wins 8 Losses 1 Tie including 8 shutouts with a GAA of 1.98 and .910 Save Percentage during the 2017-2018 season. Smith has led the Arrows U16 team between the pipes for the past 3 seasons.
"I am extremely excited for Greg," said Arrows U16 head coach Lee Grafton. "He has been with the Armstrong Arrows U16 team since he has been a 14 years old. Greg is a big athletic goaltender that can win you games." said Arrows U16 head coach Lee Grafton.
Smith is the first player from the Armstrong Arrows “National Bound” U16 team who has been drafted into the NCDC.
The National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC), is a tuition-free Junior hockey division geared toward Division I collegiate development/placement and beyond.
The NCDC teams are the Boston Bandits, Junior Bruins, Connecticut Jr. Rangers, Islanders Hockey Club, Jersey Hitmen, New Jersey Rockets, Northern Cyclones, PAL Junior Islanders, Rochester Monarchs, South Shore Kings, and Syracuse Stars