The sophomore, regardless of being the primary Canadian-born participant for the Gophers since 2006, gained over the Minnesota fan base with a 34-save shutout that helped the Gophers snap a 5-recreation dropping streak and beat prime-ranked St. Cloud State on Sunday night time 2-zero at 3M Area at Mariucci. Scoreless after two durations, Robson stopped 15 photographs within the last interval after Darian Romanko broke the sport open, scoring three minutes into the ultimate interval for Minnesota (thirteen-10-1).
New to the in-state rivalry between his group and the Huskies (thirteen-three-three), Robson stated it was an all-in efficiency for him. Within the waning seconds of the sport, his teammates weathered a firestorm of photographs to the tune of a rousing ovation by the 7,917 in attendance.
“The end result of all of it was on the finish there,” Robson stated. “You bought 5 guys on a knee blocking photographs, simply consuming them within the chest — they do not have the gear I’ve.”
Robson acquired assist from St. Cloud State as a second-interval aim by Mikey Eyssimont was overturned resulting from too many skaters on the ice.
“My guys have been mad,” Huskies coach Bob Motzko stated. “I stated ‘Hey I do not need to lose a recreation on the finish of the yr on that play’ so I am OK with the decision.”
Casey Mittelstadt and Ryan Lindgren returned to Minnesota on Saturday afternoon after profitable bronze with Group USA within the Worldwide Ice Hockey World Juniors in Buffalo, N.Y. The duo each made it to St. Cloud in time for the primary recreation of the house-and-residence collection, however as a result of a courier concern, their gear did not make it. The Huskies additionally welcomed again Motzko and ahead Ryan Poehling to a 5-2 win on Saturday night time.
Motzko stated his gear made it to St. Cloud in time, however he was not completely current because of the grinding nature the event took on him, saying Lindgren stood out on the Gophers penalty kill Sunday, however the two forwards weren’t their traditional selves.
“For these guys to return off what they only got here off of — it’s a grind — and you may’t perceive,” Motzko stated, which performed a task in neither Poehling or Mittelstadt discovering the web within the first two durations.
Romanko intercepted a move and wristed a shot that rocked the crossbar for the Gophers which introduced Robson aid in internet. Mike Szmatula iced the win with an empty-internet aim within the remaining minute. Huskies goalie David Hrenak stopped 19 of 20 photographs in internet for St. Cloud State.
“Tonight was electrical. You rating a objective and the roof blows off the place. everybody’s palms within the air it was a very good environment,” Robson stated.