Idaho's Robinson Named ECHL Rookie of the Month
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The following is a press release from the Idaho Steelheads, the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars. Yesterday, former Michigan Tech Huskies goaltender, Josh Robinson was named ECHL Rookie of the Month with near perfect numbers posted for the month of November.
Boise,ID(12/5/12) – The Idaho Steelheads, in conjunction with the ECHL, announced Wednesday morning that goaltender Josh Robinson has been named the league’s Reebok Hockey Rookie of the Month for November.
The 23-year-old rookie posted a perfect 6-0 record between the pipes for the Steelheads with a .928 save percentage and a 2.63 goals-against average. Included among his November outings was a career-best 44 saves in a win overLas Vegason November 23.
Robinson, who is under contract with the American Hockey League’s Texas Stars, ranks third in the ECHL in save percentage (.930) and wins (9) this season. He also ranks in the league’s top ten in goals-against average (2.46, 9th) in ten appearances in his first professional season out ofMichiganTechUniversity.
This is his second league-wide honor after being named the ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 21.
Robinson and the rest of the Steelheads have a three-game/three-night road swing this weekend, starting with a Friday date in Las Vegas against the defending Western Conference champion Wranglers. Idaho then moves on to Ontario, CA, for games on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. The team’s next home game is Wednesday, December 12, against the Alaska Aces – the team currently two points ahead of the Steelheads for the top spot in the Western Conference.
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Josh can be found on twitter by following @Robotendy30
@WillHoenike is the Steelheads communication director and you can keep up with all the transactions and scores from the Stars' ECHL affiliate.