Smelker shines at NWHL All-Star Game with goal, two assists

February 12, 2018

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Jordan Smelker

One of Alaska’s greatest hockey players took center stage at the National Women’s Hockey League All-Star Game in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Anchorage’s Jordan Smelker of the Boston Pride collected a goal and two assists to help Team Ott beat Team Leveille 8-6.

The 25-year-old all-star earned the primary assist on the goal that gave her team a 3-2 lead late in the first period.

Smelker, of Service High fame, scored to make it 6-2 in the second period and then collected another primary assist on the game’s final goal.

She attempted a game-high seven shots on goal.

Last month, Smelker was part of a NWHL all-star team that faced off against Team USA in Florida as a tune up before the Olympic Games.

The former RPI star is in her third season with the Boston Pride and helped the team win the league’s inaugural Isobel Cup finals in 2016 and get back to the finals last season.

Smelker also won a Clarkson Cup title with the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League in 2015.