Forward Colin Robin commits to UNLV
July 20, 2017
By Megan Edmunds
Forward Colin Robin has committed to play for the Skatin’ Rebels for the upcoming season.
Robin, a native of Fort St. James, BC, comes to UNLV hockey after spending last season with the Neepawa Natives of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. He had one assist in eleven games. Prior to that, he spent three seasons with the North Okanagan Knights of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, tallying 52 points (21 goals, 31 assists) in 141 regular season games within that span. Robin is a two-way forward who brings a physical presence to the ice.
After talking to the coaching staff and hearing the plans to advance the program, Robin’s decision to commit to play for UNLV was an easy one.
“The facilities are amazing. A brand new arena and a beautiful city make UNLV a one of a kind hockey experience” Robin said. “I’m very happy to be a Rebel and can’t wait to get down to Vegas and get the season started.”
Robin plans on majoring in kinesiology at UNLV and looks forward to the new experiences within the UNLV atmosphere. He is excited to take in everything that the city has to offer and support some other UNLV athletics teams when possible.
“To be part of a program looking to move to the D1 NCAA ranks is amazing,” Robin said. “Hopefully we can make the jump and can help to establish a name for hockey in Vegas alongside the Golden Knights. ”