Iowa-born Smith hopes to add to state hockey history with Amerks, Sabres

September 28, 2017
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Even though he left his home state of Iowa as an eighth-grader to enhance his hockey career in Minnesota, C.J. Smith hasn’t forgotten his roots. He’s still proud to call himself born-and-bred Iowan. “He’s a Vikings fan now, though, so he’s OK,” joked Hudson Fasching, the former University of Minnesota standout who enters his second season in the Buffalo Sabres…

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Kevin Oklobzija
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Kevin Oklobzija is a contributor to The Buffalo Star, a veteran hockey writer and member of the Rochester Americans Hall of Fame. He still believes National Lampoon’s Vacation may be the best movie ever made.

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