SMYTHE Iain < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 02 Jun 1985 in Vancouver, CAN
Height1.82 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Construction - British Columbia Institute of Technology [BCIT]: Burnaby, BC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He got involved in hockey at age eight.
Why this sport? He was encouraged to take up the sport by his parents Barrie and Kathi, who registered him with the Vancouver Hawks club.
Name of coach Pasha Gademan [national], NED
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward, Midfielder
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Canada
Opponent India
General Interest
Nicknames Smitty (olympic.ca, 10 Jul 2015)
Hobbies Building furniture, football, fishing, boating, travelling, American football. (olympic.ca, 31 Oct 2017; 26 Nov 2013; Instagram profile, 31 Oct 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. [Albert Einstein] (olympic.ca, 10 Jul 2015)
Famous relatives His brother John has also represented Canada in hockey. (fieldhockey.ca, 17 Jan 2016)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 27 Mar 2021)