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In the state semifinals against Rochester, the Robins put together one of their most complete efforts of the season. They battled for all three periods on both ends of the floor and came away with a 7-2 upset victory over the #1 seeded Raiders. As was the case when these teams met at the Rochester Tournament in January, it was a tight, close game for two periods, however this time, the Robins were the ones that got hot and pulled away in the third period. Vincent Luu finished the game with 5 goals and 2 assists, while Sam Roles had 2 goals and 2 assists. Edgar Kinanga and Darius Larson were solid all game long defensively, and goalkeeper Marcus Brady was focused and tought to beat, making 18 saves.
The state championship game saw the Robins facing the Brainerd Warriors for the third time this season. Unfortunately, this time the Robins came out a bit flat and fell behind 4-0 in the first period. They showed signs of life in the first part of the second period, as Vincent Luu found the net to make the game 4-1. The rest of the Robins responded well and they mounted a solid offensive effort for the first 5 minutes of the second period before Brainerd got hot and pulled away. The Warriors led 9-1 after two periods, and won the game with a final score of 13-1. Vincent Luu, Izear Joiner and Sam Roles were named to the Wells Fargo All-Tournament Team.
While the entire team hoped for a better performance against the Warriors, the 2018-2019 hockey season turned out to be a HUGE success for the Robins. With so many unknowns and many new, young players there was much for the Robins to learn this season, Combine this with the fact they graduated their starting goalkeeper from last year, the challenge was that much greater. This group was determined to work hard and get better every day, and that’s exactly what they did! Early on, much of the team was just optimistic to make the state tournament, yet they grew by leaps and bounds and fount themselves playing for a state championship! It was a tremendous season, Robins…you all should be very proud of yourselves!
The Robins opened the 2019 adapted floor hockey state tournament with a nice 10-5 win over the St. Paul Humboldt Hawks. Sam Roles and Vincent Luu did most of the heavy lifting with 5 goals and 2 assists each, however the rest of the Robins did their part to carry the team to victory. Everyone put in a solid effort on both ends of the floor and showed they are determined to make the most of this weekend. Izear Joiner, Maddie Ausk, Nick Johnson and Lucas Harper all finished the game with 1 assist each. The Robins will face the #1 seeded Rochester Raiders in the semifinals at 10:30 on Saturday. #Robination
The Robins closed out the 2019 regular season with a well-played 12-1 win over the Mounds View Rams. The entire roster was involved in this game early on, giving many of our new and younger players an opportunity to sharpen their skills before we head into the state tournament as the #2 seed from the North Conference next week. Every athlete put in some quality minutes and made a difference in the outcome of today’s game…a true team effort with ten different players recording at least one point, including milestone moments when Nikki Dougan and Nick Johnson scored their first goals as members of the Robins! Vincent Luu scored 4 goals and 1 assist, Sam Roles had 3 goals and 3 assists, Izear Joiner had 2 goals and 1 assist, Maddie Ausk had 1 goal and 1 assist, Ava Hetteen had 2 assists and Lucas Harper, Calvin Bauman and Kajon Terrell all had 1 assist each. Marcus Brady made 10 saves, while Darius Larson blocked 7 shots.
The Robins will have the next 10 days to prepare for state, where they’ll face the #3 seed from the South Conference, St. Paul Humbold at 6:30 Friday night at Bloomington Jefferson High School.
The Robins officially have a winning streak again after picking up their second victory of the week. This time it was a hard fought game against a vastly improved Maple Grove Crimson squad who battled from start to finish and definitely were not officially out of the game until the final buzzer. The teams were tied at 1 at the end of the first period, and the Crimson held a one goal lead at two different points early in the second period before the Robins pulled ahead 6-3 by scoring 4 times in a span of 3:43. From that point on, these two teams basically just traded goals back and forth until the game came to a close and the Robins on top 9-6. The Crimson were determined to stop Vincent Luu, and held him to just 1 goal, but Luu responded nicely by contributing with 3 assists. Sam Roles carried the hot stick tonight, finding the net 6 times to go with 1 assist. Maddie Ausk and Ava Hetteen were forces to be reckoned with as well, with Ausk netting 2 awesome goals from the left wing, and Hetteen working hard on both ends of the floor and making things happen with 3 assists. Marcus Brady made 18 saves while Edgar Kinanga blocked 13 shots and Darius Larson blocked 10. The Robins wrap up the 2019 regular season next Monday at home against Mounds View.
The Robins got back on track with a nice 9-1 win over the Mounds View Rams this afternoon. They had a bit of a slow start, leading just 2-0 after the first period, but then heated up for 6 second period goals to put the game out of reach. Vincent Luu handled the bulk of the scoring again, tallying 5 goals and 2 assists. Izear Joiner had 2 goals, Sam Roles had 1 goal and 1 assist while Maddie Ausk also scored 1 goal. Marcus Brady stopped 6 of the 7 shots he faced. The Robins are at home this Thursday to face off against the Maple Grove Crimson.