Smyth Inks a Three-Year Deal

Jul 7, 2020

(July 7, 2020) Halifax, NS - The Thunderbirds announced today the signing of defenceman Trevor Smyth. The Orangeville, Ontario native just completed his rookie season with Halifax this past season. 

“For me, the decision to re-sign with Halifax was easy,” said Smyth. “The city of Halifax was amazing, and the fan base was incredible all season long.” 

In the 2019-20 season he played in 12 games, scoring his first professional goal on March 1st against the New England Black Wolves. In addition, he tallied his first assist against Saskatchewan on February 15th. He finished his rookie season with 48 loose balls.

Regarding his teammates, Smyth said, “We have a very close tight group that I think has the opportunity to win now and in the future. Not being able to finish the season the way we wanted was unfortunate, but I think that just motivates us even more for this coming season. I’m definitely excited for what the future holds and I can’t wait to get back in the Nest and play for the home crowd.”

Prior to the joining the Thunderbirds, Smyth was named a USILA First Team All-American, USILA Co-Long Pole Midfielder of the Year, Liberty League Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Liberty League selection, IMCLA Second Team All-American selection, First Team IMLCA All-East region and was selected as a co-captain for the RIT Tigers. Smith played in all 22 games in the 2019 season, led the Liberty League and team with 42 caused turnovers, was third on the team in ground balls (79), and finished eighth on the team in scoring with 30 points (16 goals, 14 assist). 

In 2018 Smyth played in 17 games, making 14 starts, was sixth on the team in caused turnovers with 15, had a career high 42 ground balls and had three points on the season. in 2016 Smyth played in 20 games, tallying 7 points, 30 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers while helping RIT’s defense hold their opponents to 8.20 goals per game.

“Trevor has an outstanding rookie year. He is athletic and smart and plays great in our system,” said Mike Accursi. We were very happy with how he played and we are excited to see the growth he will have next year.”

Last summer, Smyth suited up in 18 games for the Oakville Rock (Major Series Lacrosse) collecting 15 points. Prior to joining the Rock, Smyth played for the Jr. A Orangeville Northmen. Smyth played in 26 games, collecting 17 regular season points and 25 postseason points over a five-season span. 

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