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The Robins traveled to Rochester, MN over the weekend to participate in the Andrew Cormack Invitational Floor Hockey Tournament, sponsored by the Rochester Raiders. This was the 17th year the Robins have been a part of this fantastic event. The Robins were not able to pick up any wins in the tournament, falling to the Raiders 9-1, Dakota United 4-0, and the Brainerd Warriors 7-2, but what they did pick up was lots of valuable playing experience. Ten of the Robins’ seventeen players are ninth grade or younger, meaning there is lots of work to be done this season. Everyone played hard all weekend, and lots of improvement was made…something that would have been difficult to do with inter-squad practices. These experiences will go a long way toward the Robins success later this season, and for many seasons to come. Thank you to all the parents that put in the time and effort to get there athletes to Rochester for this awesome tournament. The Robins now set their sights on the regular season opener on January 28 against Brainerd.
The Robins finished off an unbeaten regular season this afternoon with a 9-4 win over the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs. For the second straight game, the Robins took a 4-1 lead into halftime and maintained control of the game throughout. The Mustangs got as close as 6-3, but Sam Roles’ scoring abilities proved to be too much to handle. Roles scored 7 goals, tying an all-time single game team record set two different times by the Robins’ all-time career goals leader, Erin Nickell. Roles final goal was the 100th of his career. Other goal scorers for the Robins include Ava Hetteen and Marcus Brady with 1 each. Santana Washington, Micah Bomgardner, Josh Reis and Lucas Harper were all credited with assists. Lucas Harper made 12 saves. Darius Larson blocked 11 shots and Edgar Kinange blocked 10. The Robins are the North Conference regular season champions and will be seeded #1 at the state tournament on November 22 & 23. Way to go, Robins!
The Robins faced the Park Center Pirates for the third and final time this season, and appeared to be on their way to their third victory after the first half. The Robins led 4-1 at half time and 7-4 with less than 5 minutes remaining in the game. The Pirates then got hot, netting 3 goals in just over two minutes, leading to a tied game with the a final score of 7-7. Sam Roles finished the game with 4 goals and 2 assists. Marcus Brady, Jayda Johnson and Santana Washington all scored one goal each. Lucas Harper made 16 saves while Edgar Kinanga blocked 14 shots and Darius Larson blocked 9. The Robins close out the season on the road against Anoka-Hennepin on 10/31.
The Robins continued to roll this afternoon, defeating the Mounds View Rams 18-0. Twelve different players scored goals, helping to push their regular season record to 7-0. Marcus Brady led the goal scoring with 3. Jayda Johnson, Nikki Dougan and Jose Leon Estrada all had 2 goals, while Sam Roles, Santana Washington, Calvin Bauman, Ava Hetteen, Lucas Harper, Nick Johnson and Micah Bomgardner all had 1 goal each. Several Robins were quite busy in the assist category as well, with Sam Roles tying Harrison Lerner’s 2007 team record with 6 assists. Bomgardner was next with 4 assists, Hetteen had 3, Harper and Bauman had 2 and Johnson, Dougan and Brady all recorded 1 assist each. Darius Larson and Edgar Kinanga each blocked 3 shots, while Brady and Harper split the goalkeeping, making one stop each. The Robins wrap up the regular season next weeek with games at Park Center and Anoka-Hennepin.
The Robins got 4 goals from Sam Roles and 3 assists from Marcus Brady on their way to an 8-2 win over the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs and now are the owners of a 6-0 record. The currently undefeated record assures the Robins the 2019 North Conference championship and a #1 seed at the state tournament in November, even with 3 regular season games remaining on the schedule. In addition to the offensive output from Roles and Brady, Ava Hetteen had 1 goal and 2 assists to go along with 1 goal each from Nick Johnson, Calvin Bauman and Jose Leon Estrada. Darius Larson blocked 6 shots, Edgar Kinanga blocked 11 and Lucas Harper earned his 5th win while making 14 saves. The Robins have their final home game of the season next Tuesday against Mounds View at 4:15 PM.