Eric Robinson Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week
HANOVER, N.H. - Dartmouth junior Eric Robinson has been named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week for his efforts in a sweep of Yale and Brown to open league play.
Robinson scored the game-winning goal in both contests, including breaking a 1-1 tie with 5:45 left in the third period against Brown on Saturday night.
In Friday's tilt with the Bulldogs, the Foxborough, Mass., native and alternate captain scored twice and assisted on another to match a career high with three points. His three-point performance helped Dartmouth knock off Yale, 7-4, and snap an 11-game (0-10-1) drought against the Bulldogs for the Green and White.
Already this season, Robinson has three game-winning goals, matching the top mark by any Big Green player over the course of an entire season since 2006-07. He also has one game-tying goal as he netted a power-play marker with 3:04 remaining against Yale in the season opener to force the 2-2 draw.
No other player in the nation this year has scored more game-winning goals than the Dartmouth forward's three.
Robinson is off to a strong start to his junior campaign with five goals in the team's first four games. He has found the back of the net at least once in each contest and ranks first in the country in goals per game (1.25). His three power-play tallies are already two more than he had all of last season when he finished the year as the team's leading goal scorer with 12.
Joining Robinson as recipients of weekly ECAC Hockey awards as voted on by team representatives from around the league were St. Lawrence's Matt Weninger as the Goaltender of the Week and Kyle Criscuolo of Harvard as Rookie of the Week.
Senior Dustin Walsh was the last Big Green player to receive this honor from the league office, doing so on November 8, 2011 after helping his team to a weekend sweep of Quinnipiac and Princeton to open ECAC Hockey play.
Dartmouth returns to the ice Friday night for another home ECAC Hockey contest as it hosts Rensselaer at 7 p.m. The weekend continues at Thompson Arena as the Big Green battle No. 8 Union Saturday night.