Christian and his brother, Bill, were linemates on the first U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning team in 1960. They later started a family business building hockey sticks.
St. Paul hockey legend dies
A St. Paul hockey legend has died. Charles “Lefty” Smith -- who was instrumental in building the hockey program at South St. Paul High, and later became Notre Dame’s first hockey coach -- passed away last night at the age of 83. Next month, Notre Dame’s new hockey arena will be dedicated to Smith.