The Waywayseecappo Wolverines got their guy.
When the clock struck 9:00 on Sunday morning in Winnipeg at the 2019 MJHL Draft, Wolverines Director of Scouting, Troy Hickman wasted no time in selecting Forward, Luke Robson from the AAA Bantam Southwest Cougars.
For the 14-year-old from Carberry, Manitoba, finding out he had been selected first overall was a thrill for both himself and his family.
“I was with my family at the time, I was just ecstatic,” Robson said over the phone. “It was a great moment for me and my family to experience, and knowing that the Wolverines are a good organization, I was very happy.”
“I think I’m a good all-around player, I try to work hard in all zones of the ice and my speed helps when it comes to that. I’ll work hard in the corners, I’ll block shots, I’ll do whatever it takes to win battles. I play for the team, not for myself.”
With dad (Ryan) from Russell and mom (Laurie) from Binscarth, Luke and his family will be in familiar territory. And with Ryan having spent four years in the Western Hockey League playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings, his experience is something Luke can benefit from.
“It’s awesome, my grandparents live up in the area so they’ll always get the chance to watch me,” Luke said of having a chance to play in front of family. “Living there and them being able to come to watch me would be awesome. Just seeing them is always a great time.”
“I’ve always looked up to him. Just the way he’s taught me and how he speaks to me when it comes to hockey it’s awesome. He wants me to learn and always push myself to be better.”
As for Robson’s summer plans and his future, his goal is to work on his game and improve every single day, something that won’t be hard for a young man who loves the game. And if all goes according to plan, his hard work would one day earn him the opportunity to play college hockey.
“For the summer I’m planning on working out hard and hitting the gym. I love doing that, it’s something I like to do, I want to get stronger and faster.”
“I would love to go the college route if I ever get the choice to. I’ve heard so many good things about it, the energy at those games looks awesome,” Robson concluded.