Tim Fragle was required to change the NAIT Ooks lineup coming into this game. NAIT's Head Coach ran 11 Forwards and 7 Defencemen following Menard's injury last night. Francis Menard, a key piece to this NAIT Ooks forward core, suffered a lower body injury in the opening game of this home-and-home series.
Not only did the Ooks lose #14 last night, but ended up dropping the game 4-1.
It's safe to say, however, tonight's performance was a solid bounce-back effort. The best offense in the ACAC division could not be stopped, potting seven goals against the league's best statistical netminder.
With key injuries to the top line, it was Robertson and his linemates, Thomas Foster and Brandon Ralph, stepping up in a big way tonight.
Robertson had his fingerprints all over the first three markers for the Ooks, including a nifty short-handed goal to beat Marc-Olivier Daigle in the second period. Robertson finished with 3 points on the night (2 goals, 1 assist).
"We struggled a bit yesterday, so to come out here and put a lot of shots on and get a couple of lucky bounces was nice," says Robertson following the victory.
Brandon Ralph ended the night with 2 assist and Foster, while only notching one assist, was effective all night.
The ACAC's two leading scorers, Jake Mykitiuk and Adam Wheeldon, face-off next weekend in a home-and-home series.