Jake Smith will guard Ritner Boom’s gate from now on. © Max Patties
On Wednesday, Jake Smith’s departure from HC Grodan was official. Only a day later it is clear where the goalie is going.
15. April 2021
Jake Smith will be in the box for Ritner Boom in the coming season. The announcement was made by the club from the high plateau on Thursday, ending speculation that Smith had been up after Smith’s departure from Val Gardena. Hannes Trebiref, who was ranked No. 1 in Renon this year, will also be with Beaume. Thus, the local AlpsHL club can rely on a strong team of goalkeepers in the coming season.
Jacob “Jake” Smith has long been a blank slate in Italian ice hockey and especially in South Tyrol. Born on May 1, 1995 in Oakville (Ontario / Canada), the goalkeeper served as a backup to HCB Südtirol Alperia at EBEL for three seasons from 2016 to 2019, with which he also won the title in the 2017/18 season . In total, Smith played 34 matches for Fox, including one match in the Champions League.
From the 2019/20 season, however, Jacob Smith earned a spot on the HC Gerdina jersey in the Alps Hockey League for two seasons and a total of 74 games and was a league competitor to Ratner Baum. The goalkeeper managed to enter the playoffs in the regular season with catches rates of 91.8 and 91.2 percent and most recently 92.7 percent.
Even ripe board remains
In the upcoming 2021/22 season, Smith will take care of the Retainer Habitat together with Hyannis Trebariff. This season, Ratner Baum was a regular goalkeeper for the first time and did his job properly. In the basic round of the Alps Hockey League, the nearly 24-year-old achieved a 90 percent catch rate and outdid himself in the Italian Championship when he stopped Santeri Hiskainen’s team in the final round with about 93 percent stronger shots. “Scudetto”. Finally, Rittner Boom finished runner-up in the IHL Series A.
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