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Oilers Notebook: Fairfield's Robinson making most of call-up

10/31/2014, 12:45pm EDT
By Bob Birge - The Hour

Kevin Robinson was called up to the Oilers' EHL team last weekend and made the most of the chance.

The Fairfield native scored two goals in his season debut as the Oilers earned a pair of victories to extend their winning streak to five games.

"He's been playing real well for us in practice and if a guy's getting it done, he deserves the opportunity," Oilers' coach Eric Lind said. "I have no problem pulling a guy up from the U-18 team."

While Robinson is the leading scorer for the Oilers' U-18 squad, he has skated regularly with the Junior A club since he's out of high school and can get to the late-morning practices.

"Lindy really stresses the skating portion of hockey, so he's helped a lot doing edge work at least once a week for about 30-40 minutes," Robinson said. "That's really helped me in my game."

On Saturday, the Oilers defeated the Philadelphia Little Flyers 4-3 in a shootout after rallying from an early 2-0 deficit (Connecticut won the shootout 2-0 on goals by Alex Wilkinson and Marc Happy)

Robinson ignited the comeback by recording the Oilers' first goal late in the first period, then scored just 16 seconds into Sunday's penalty-filled 4-1 victory over the Hartford Junior Wolfpack.

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