02/20/2020 Robins @ Maple Grove

Posted by Robins Adapted Athletics (P.I. Team) on Feb 20 2020 at 05:16PM PST in Hockey 2020

The Robins avenged an early season loss today with a HUGE, hard-fought, come from behind 8-5 victory over the Maple Grove Crimson. The Robins dealt with a slow start as the Crimson ran out to an early 3-1, first period lead. The Robins then started to settle in a bit, play better defense and woke up their offense in the second period. After trailing 5-3, Sam Roles scored to make it 5-4 early in the third, then the Robins role players started to take over. Solid shifts from Nick Johnson, Jose Leon Estrada, Owen Karjala, Santana Washington, Lucas Harper and Micah Bomgardner in the third period brought the Robins offense to life, with Harper scoring the game-tying goal and Bomgardner scoring what turned out to be the game-winner! Roles and Marcus Brady added two more goals in the final 4 minutes to secure the win. Brady finished with a game-high 4 goals, Roles had 2 goals and 2 assists. Ava Hetteen had a great game, finishing with 3 assists and Santana Washington had 2 assists while Jayda Johnson, Calvin Bauman, Nick Johnson and Bomgardner all were credited with 1 assist each. Goalkeeper Edgar Kinanga played well, making 11 saves. Darius Larson had one of his best games of the year, blocking 20 shots. The Robins look to keep the hot streak going next week with games at Anoka and at Mounds View.