Robinson scores OT winner for CHL championship

Trail native Todd Robinson broke a 2-2 tie in Game 7 overtime to give the Allen Americans its first CHL title.

Trail’s Todd Robinson of the Allen Americans scored 2:47 into the first overtime to give the Texas town its first Presidents Cup Championship in a 3-2 thriller over the Wichita Thunder on Saturday night in Allen.

The Americans trailed 2-0 after two periods but finally got it going in the third period. Jarret Lukin, the longest tenured Allen Americans player scored 7:13 into the third, winning a battle for the puck in front of the Thunder net putting one past Wichita goalie Torrie Jung to cut the lead to 2-1. The Americans would score again late in the 3rd with just 2:19 left on the clock Trevor Hendrikx blasted one home from the outside to even the score at 2-2.

The Americans made quick work of the overtime period scoring just 2:47 in when Americans defenseman Mike Montgomery hit Todd Robinson with a long pass on the right wing boards, and Robinson fired his sixth goal and team-leading 22nd point of the playoffs past Jung for the victory.

Brian McMillin was named the Finals MVP while Robinson was named the game’s first star. McMillin had twelve goals for Allen in the post-season and finished right behind Robinson in scoring.

Wichita beat Allen 3-2 on Friday night to send the series to a deciding Game 7.

The Americans outshot Wichita 37-23 for the game. Aaron Dell stopped 21 of 23 shots for Allen. Dell started every post-season game for the Americans finishing with 12 wins.