Coyotes' Smith to host camp for kids in Yukon
Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith is always interested in growing the sport of hockey, and he'll travel great lengths to do so.
This weekend, Smith will head to Watson Lake, Yukon, to participate in a free hockey camp for kids as part of the NHL Players' Association's Goals and Dreams 15th Anniversary celebration tour.
"I'm very excited about it," the 33-year-old Ontario native told the team's website. "It's a great opportunity to give back to a community that doesn't get a lot of attention and it's a chance for us to continue to grow the game of hockey."
Smith admitted that the idea for the two-day camp came after he visited his friend and Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Jean-Michel Sauve in Watson Lake, which is located just over the border from British Columbia.
The camp features ice clinics, a fishing derby and interaction with other players, including former Arizona right wing B.J. Crombeen and ex-Toronto Maple Leafs left wing David Booth, among others.
(h/t Arizona Coyotes)