Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Saskatoon Blades forward Tristen Robins has been named WHL Player of the Week presented by Journie Rewards for the week ending April 11, 2021.
Robins, a 19-year-old product of Clear Lake, Man., recorded nine points (4G-5A) in four games this past week as the Blades went 3-0-1-0 in the WHL’s Subway Hub Centre in Regina.
On Tuesday, April 6, the prospect of the San Jose Sharks notched his team’s first goal in a 3-2 overtime defeat at the hands of the Winnipeg ICE.
Thursday, April 8, the 5-foot-11, 183-pound pivot registered a four-point effort (1G-3A) in a 5-3 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders. After the Raiders opened the scoring, Robins tied things up late in the first period before collecting three assists the rest of the way en route to being named the first star of the game.
On Saturday, April 10, Robins secured his second consecutive multipoint performance, tallying three points (2G-1A) in a 4-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors. Once again, Robins scored the Blades’ first goal of the contest. He also provided the primary helper on Wyatt McLeod’s game-winning goal. Once again, Robins was named first star of the game.
Rounding out the weekend on Sunday, April 11, Robins kept his five-game point streak intact by adding an assist in a 3-2 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Through 16 games of the 2020-21 WHL season, Robins leads the Blades in scoring with 23 points (10G-13A). That total leaves him fourth in WHL scoring, trailing Edmonton Oil Kings forward Dylan Guenther, who has 24 points in third place. Robins has been dangerous all season long, finding his way onto the scoresheet in 14 of 16 outings.
Robins was originally selected by the Regina Pats in the fourth round (76th overall) of the 2016 WHL Draft. He was acquired by the Blades ahead of the 2018 WHL Trade Deadline in a deal that sent import defenceman Libor Hajek to the Pats. In 150 career WHL games, Robins has recorded 122 points (52G-70A).
Robins was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the second round (56th overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft. On December 31, 2020, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Club prior to starting the campaign in the AHL with the San Jose Barracuda.
Robins and the Blades will return to action in the WHL’s Subway Hub Centre on Wednesday, April 14 at 4 p.m. MT when they take on the Swift Current Broncos.
PATS GOALTENDER ROSS NAMED WHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Regina Pats goaltender Roddy Ross has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for ending April 11, 2021.
Ross, a 20-year-old product of Meadow Lake, Sask., was solid in two outings, going 2-0-0-0 with a 0.99 goals-against average and .964 save percentage this past week in the WHL’s Subway Hub Centre in Regina.
On Tuesday, April 6, Ross steered aside 20 of 21 shots in a 6-1 win over the Swift Current Broncos.
The 6-foot-3, 184-pound prospect of the Philadelphia Flyers followed up on Friday, April 9 by blocking 33 of 34 pucks sent his way in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Ross has found his way into 11 games this season, going 4-5-2-0 in his first season with the Pats. Originally signed as an undrafted player by the Seattle Thunderbirds on January 1, 2019, Ross went on to have his name called by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round (169th overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft.
Over the course of 85 career WHL games, Ross is 40-31-7-5 with a 3.17 GAA and .906 SV%.
Ross and the Pats take on the Winnipeg ICE tonight at 6 p.m. MT in the WHL’s Subway Hub Centre in Regina.