Flyers bring former Smoke Eater on board

The Philadelphia Flyers have named Trail native and former Smoke Eater Brady Robinson as their goaltending development coach.

The Philadelphia Flyers have named Trail native and former Smoke Eater Brady Robinson as their goaltending development coach.

Last month, newly hired Flyers goaltending coach Kim Dillabaugh brought Robinson along on an ad hoc basis to work together with the prospects attending the Flyers Development Camp in Voorhees, NJ. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall indicated at the time that the organization planned to hire a development coach and goaltending scout.

Robinson and Dillabaugh have worked together in the past, primarily in conjunction with the Goaltending Development Institute (GDI). The GDI was founded by Ian Clark (now the goaltending coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets) in 1996. Dillabaugh, who started out as a GDI student, became its British Columbia regional director.

The 32-year-old Robinson comes to the Flyers from the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League. He has spent the last nine seasons with the franchise, which relocated to Victoria from Chilliwack, in 2011.

He is also a member of Hockey Canada’s Goaltending Advisory Group.

Robinson played junior hockey with the Smoke Eaters of the British Columbia Hockey League. He is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge with a bachelors degree in Kinesiology.

 

Just Posted

Free Family Day fun for Greater Trail

Public skating in Rossland and Trail are a few of the free offerings for families this weekend

Province announces $23 million for upgrades at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

West Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital District Board has yet to review the provincial proposal

Rossland library gets rave reviews on renovation

A lot of hard work led to this day, says a library board member

Tell the Times

Web Poll: Do you stay in town or leave for holidays like Family Day?

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

East Kootenay illicit drug overdose deaths lowest in B.C.

Local expert credits harm reduction efforts; declares support for legalization of opioids

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Most Read