Get to know the Newcastle Northstars: Charlie Smart

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

Number: 31

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

Australia U20 team, Spain, 2015. Picture: Markus Frankenberger

Australia U20 team, Spain, 2015. Picture: Markus Frankenberger

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

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