The Northstars are Newcastle's national ice hockey team, playing in the Australian Ice Hockey League. Get to know the Northstars players as they progress through the 2019 season.
Name: Charles (Charlie) Richard Smart
Where were you born? Perth, Western Australia
What suburb do you live now? Charlestown
How did you get into hockey? Watching the Mighty Ducks with my brothers
How long have you played for the Northstars? This is my third season with the team
What's your favourite hockey memory? Winning bronze with the under-20 Australian team in Spain, or any time I get to represent my country
Do you have a trademark hockey move? Stopping pucks
Which team do you follow in the NHL? Vegas Golden Knights
Do you think you would make a good goalie? I am a goalie so I hope so!
What would you to say to someone who has never been to a hockey game? Watch one game live and I'm sure you'll be hooked on the sport
What do you do for a day job? Goalie coach and HISS' #1 employee
What is your dream job? I have no idea yet!
Do you have any superstitions? Right to left when I put my gear on
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Garlic bread
If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future? To the past
Who would you like to be stuck on a deserted island with? Bear Grylls and Kanye West
What is the craziest thing you have ever done? Bungee jumping in New Zealand before a game was pretty crazy
How would people describe you? I've been called cheeky a lot
If you could master one skill you don't have right now, what would it be? Surfing