Robins @ Rochester Invitational Tournament
On January 6 & 7, the Robins were in Rochester, MN for the Rochester Invitational Floor Hockey Tournament. This has been a regular part of the Robins’ preparations for the regular season for roughly 20 years, and they were excited to be playing in this event after the previous two events were canceled due to COVID. On Friday evening, the Robins kicked things off with an exciting game against the Rochester Raiders. The Robins made a strong showing in this back and forth affair before eventually losing in overtime, 8-7. Micah Bomgardner scored the first goal of the season for the Robins, with Nick Johnson tallying 2 goals and 1 assist, Calvin Bauman with 2 goals and Jose Leon Estrada with 2 goals and 3 assists.
In Saturday’s first game, the Robins bounced back with a very nice 11-6 win over the Maple Grove Crimson. Nick Johnson and Jose Leon Estrada each scored 4 goals, with Calvin Bauman netting 2 and Jayda Johnson adding 1. In the second game, the Robins faced eventual tournament champion, Dakota United and wrapped up their weekend with a 9-1 loss. Jose Leon Estrada scored the Robins’ only goal.
The Robins get the regular season going on Wednesday, January 11 when the host the Brainerd Warriors at Armstrong High School at 4:30 PM.