Another week, another Big Ten honor for Gophers goalie Mat Robson.
The conference on Tuesday named Robson its First Star of the Week for his performance in the Gophers’ 2-0 victory over St. Cloud State on Sunday. The sophomore from Mississauga, Ontario, made 34 saves as Minnesota beat the then-No. 1-ranked Huskies to earn a series split. Last week, Robson was named the Big Ten’s third star after making 25 saves in a 4-1 victory over Army.
“Matty Robson was really good and calm,’’ Gophers coach Don Lucia said after the St. Cloud State victory.
Robson credited his teammates, especially in the third period when he made 15 saves.
“It was all-in for the team,’’ he said. “The culmination of it all was at the end there, when you had five guys down on a knee blocking shots, just eating them into the chest.’’
Robson is 2-1 this season and stopped 81 of 84 shots he has faced. He leads all Big Ten goalies with a 1.01 goals-against average and a .964 save percentage.
The Gophers return to Big Ten play with a home series against Michigan on Friday and Saturday.
Notre Dame goalie Cale Morris and Penn State forward Nate Sucese were named the Big Ten's second and third stars, respectively.