The Langley Rivermen Junior “A” Hockey Club is pleased to announce the commitment of centre James Robinson (1994) to the team for next season. James hails from Cochrane, Alberta and played last season in the CSSHL and the MPHL for the Edge Boys Prep team in Calgary. The squad plays in two leagues during the winter. He was named captain in his senior year and led the team in scoring in both leagues. In the CSSHL season he had 13 goals and 10 assists in 12 games and in the MPHL he posted 9 goals and 7 assists in 13 games. James is looking forward to joining the Rivermen next season.
“I am very excited to come to Langley next season, it’s a great town and hopefully I can help the franchise win a championship here in the coming years,” said Robinson.
James is a 6 foot, 160 pound centre that Bobby Henderson described as a pure winner,
“He is a good honest player and has all the tools that will eventually turn him into a great player,” said the Rivermen Assistant Coach, “James is awesome in the face-off circle and overall is a leader that will do anything to win."
James was a an affiliate player for the Spruce Grove Saints in the AJHL last season and had 1 goal and 4 assists in 3 games played, but expects the BCHL to be a little different,
“I think the BCHL is more of a faster and highly skilled league. The level of competition out there is a little better compared to the Alberta league as well," Robinson continued.
Langley fans can expect to see the complete package from him whenever he takes to the ice,
“I am a hard working, two-way forward who will pretty much do anything for the team to win, and I like to score some goals too."
He spent the last two seasons at the Edge Prep School and will always remember his time there,
“I learned how to be a hockey player and how to conduct myself on and off the ice. Most importantly I developed more as a person there as well and being named captain in my last year was huge especially with the responsibilities that come with that”.
Welcome to the team James!
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