Thursday, August 8, 2013

Raiders Mourn the Passing of Robson

Press Release

Prince Albert SK- The Prince Albert Raiders regret to announce that Bob Robson, a long time influence on Raider hockey, passed away on Sunday, two days before his 80th birthday.

Robson was involved with the hockey side of the Prince Albert Raiders for many years, spanning three decades. His time with the Green and Gold began as a scout and Supervisor of Player Development in 1976 for General Manager and Head Coach Terry Simpson, finding the players that would go on to win the Centennial Cup Championship in 1977, 1979, 1981 and 1982.He also spent time behind the Raiders bench an Assistant Coach from 1976-1978.  

In 1985-86 Robson moved on to become the Coach and General Manager of the Midget AAA Raiders, before re-joining the club as an Assistant Coach in 1988-1989 for Peter Anholt.

His final role with the Raiders was in 1994-1995 when he served as the team’s Director of Hockey Operations. Robson was involved with many hockey teams outside of Prince Albert, including the inaugural year of the La Ronge Ice Wolves as well as other SJHL and WHL franchises.

Among the awards Robson received were the SAHA award in 1977, the CAHA award for service to minor hockey in 1978, an induction to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Prince Albert Raiders Service Award in 1981.

The Raiders send sincere condolences to the Robson Family.

A funeral service will take place Wednesday August 14th at 2:00 PM at the Prince Albert Alliance Church, located at 2777 6th Avenue West.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Prince Albert Group Homes Society Inc. at 203 31st Street East, Prince Albert, S6V 8A8.


 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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