Robson rock solid in net, takes POW

matrobsonPenticton Vees goaltender Mat Robson has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 26, the league announced Tuesday.

Robson saw action in all three Vees games for the week, all on the road and he turned aside 79 of 81 shots for a .975 save percentage. The Toronto native made 29 saves in a 5-1 win in West Kelowna and came on for the final 40 minutes plus overtime in a 4-3 setback in Surrey where he stopped 23 shots. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound netminder capped his week with a 3-0 shutout win in Chilliwack where made all 27 saves. He had a 0.73 goals-against average for the week.

The shutout was his BCHL-best sixth of the season. Robson also wound up the league-leader in wins as he posted a 35-13-1 record on the year.

Honourable Mentions this week:

Wenatchee Wild F Charlie Combs: 2G, 1A, 1st Star, GWG, 50th goal of the season

Vernon Vipers F Brett Stapley: 3G, 2A, 1st Star, GWG, hat trick

Salmon Arm Silverbacks F Elijiah Barriga: 4G, 1st Star, hat trick

Penticton Vees F Nic Jones: 3G, 1A, 3rd Star, GWG

Merritt Centennials F Brett Jewell: 1G, 2A, 2nd Star, GWG

Langley Rivermen F Max Kaufman: 4G, 1A, 1st Star