All-star nod for Robinson

Trail native Todd Robinson has been selected to play in the Central Hockey League’s annual All-Star game on January 11, 2012 in Arizona.

The Central Hockey League announced this week that Trail native Todd Robinson of the Evansville Icemen has been selected to play in the CHL’s annual All-Star game when it drops the puck Jan. 11 in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

In Robinson’s first year with the Icemen, the talented centreman leads the team in scoring so far this season with eight goals and 29 assists for 37 points in 26 games.

Robinson, a 13-year veteran, received CHL player of the week honours in early November to go along with the recent all-star nod. He and teammate Matt Gens are the only two Icemen selected to play in the mid-season classic.

The 33-year-old played his first year in the CHL with the Odessa Jackalopes last season after spending the better part of a decade with the now-defunct International Hockey League’s Muskegon Lumberjacks.

Robinson finished second in league scoring with Odessa, notching 29 goals and 99 points in 62 games in the southern-U.S. hockey league.

He joins two other Rossland-Trail minor hockey products on the Icemen roster this season; Rich Kromm is the head coach, and former Kootenay Ice Memorial Cup winner Steve Makway plays defence and has contributed three goals and 14 assists this season, second only to Gens in scoring among defencemen.