Friday, 2 December 2011

Robinson Showing Well in Sophmore Season

Chad Robinson
Minnedosa product Chad Robinson is having a strong sophmore season with the Red Deer Rebels.

Robinson has four goals and 15 points in 26 games so far this season after notching six points in 50 games a year ago.

"I think the opportunity I've been given this year to play a bigger role on the team has really helped," said Robinson after the Rebels' practice in Brandon on Thursday, "Getting more ice time, obviously, lets you get into the lineup a little more and contribute to the team."

The 5-foot-11, 175 pound Robinson was a sixth round pick of Red Deer in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Rebels carry a seven-game losing streak into Friday's matchup with the Wheat Kings, and that's where Robinson feels the experience of the Rebels' coaching staff helps.

GM/Coach Jesse Wallin and assistant coaches Bryce Thoma and Chris Neizner are all former Red Deer players.

"They have an understanding of the game and what goes on through the season," said Robinson, "They understand what's going on right now and they're being patient with us but we still need to pull our weight and get through this."

Robinson is one of just two Manitobans on the Red Deer roster and the 18-year old is looking forward to playing 'at home' Friday night.

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