Smith leaves Massachusetts-Lowell crease, will return to BCHL

Massachusetts-Lowell will be down a goalie going into 2015-16 as freshman Jeff Smith will return to the BCHL’s Powell River Kings.

Last season, Smith went 3-3-0 with a 3.02 GAA and .885 save percentage with one shutout.

“It was a good experience [and] the coaches gave me an opportunity, but I just don’t think it was the right fit,” Smith told the Kings blog. “I’m excited to come back to Powell River, play out my eligibility at the junior level for the Kings and work my way back to the NCAA.”

Lowell lists sophomore Olli Kälkäjä and senior Kevin Boyle as returning goaltenders.