Maine Hockey Journal

Smith and Franey Commit

Portland Junior Pirates forward Kevin Smith (Auburn, Me) has committed to the University of Southern Maine for the 2009-2010 season. With the Pirates this season, he has two goals and five assists in 21 games. Here’s the Junior Pirates press release:

Saco, ME – The Portland Jr. Pirates announced today that forward ’89 Kevin Smith of Auburn, ME has verbally committed to play for the University of Southern Maine in Gorham for the 2009 – 2010 season.

This is Smith’s third season with the Junior Pirates junior program. He played one season for the Junior B team and this is his second season on the Junior Pirates Junior A team. Smith becomes the Junior Pirates 46th college commitment.

Kevin is the proud son of Norm and Cindy Smith of Auburn, ME. Smith’s older brother, Kyle, is also an alumnus of the Junior Pirates program and currently a captain for USM.

The Junior Pirates also announced defenseman Russ Franey (York, Me) has committed to the University of New England for next season. He has two goals and eight assists in 26 games.

This is Franey’s first season with the Junior Pirates junior program. He played last season for the NH Jr. Monarch’s of the Eastern Junior Hockey League. Smith becomes the Junior Pirates 47th college commitment.

Russ is the proud son of Myles and Claire Franey of York, ME.

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