FINAL
Thu. Dec 12
2 SAN
3 CHA
FINAL
Sat. Dec 14
3 CHI
4 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Dec 15
5 TEX
2 SAN
FINAL
Wed. Dec 18
2 SAN
4 TEX
FINAL
Fri. Dec 20
0 SAN
4 MIL
FINAL
Sat. Dec 21
2 SAN
3 IOW
FINAL
Fri. Dec 27
2 TEX
3 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Dec 28
2 SAN
5 TEX
FINAL
Fri. Jan 03
5 OKC
2 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Jan 04
3 SAN
5 OKC
FINAL
Tue. Jan 07
1 ABB
5 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Jan 11
3 ABB
2 SAN
FINAL
Mon. Jan 13
2 UTI
3 SAN
FINAL
Thu. Jan 16
4 MIL
5 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Jan 18
3 ROC
2 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Jan 24
5 IOW
4 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Jan 25
2 IOW
1 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Jan 26
5 GRA
6 SAN
FINAL
Wed. Jan 29
4 SAN
2 TEX
FINAL
Fri. Jan 31
4 TOR
3 SAN
FINAL
Wed. Feb 05
4 SAN
5 TOR
FINAL
Fri. Feb 07
4 SAN
1 LEM
FINAL
Sat. Feb 08
3 SAN
1 LEM
FINAL
Fri. Feb 14
2 SAN
1 GRA
FINAL
Sat. Feb 15
3 SAN
0 GRA
FINAL
Mon. Feb 17
4 SAN
1 HAM
FINAL
Fri. Feb 21
3 SAN
2 ROC
FINAL
Sat. Feb 22
1 SAN
2 TOR
FINAL
Sun. Feb 23
1 SAN
3 HAM
FINAL
Wed. Feb 26
3 SAN
0 UTI
FINAL
Sat. Mar 01
2 TEX
0 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Mar 02
5 SAN
6 OKC
FINAL
Fri. Mar 07
5 CHA
4 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Mar 09
4 CHA
3 SAN
FINAL
Tue. Mar 11
2 SAN
5 OKC
FINAL
Thu. Mar 13
1 GRA
2 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Mar 15
2 SAN
4 MIL
FINAL
Sun. Mar 16
1 SAN
2 IOW
FINAL
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3 SAN
4 CHA
FINAL
Sun. Mar 23
4 SAN
2 CHA
FINAL
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1 SAN
2 OKC
FINAL
Thu. Mar 27
4 TEX
5 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Mar 28
6 HAM
3 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Mar 30
4 HAM
3 SAN
FINAL
Tue. Apr 01
5 LEM
3 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Apr 04
2 CHA
5 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Apr 05
0 LEM
3 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Apr 11
0 SAN
5 TEX
FINAL
Sat. Apr 12
8 TEX
4 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Apr 13
0 TEX
1 SAN
Thu. Apr 17
7:00 PM
ABB
SAN
Fri. Apr 18
7:30 PM
ABB
SAN

All About Hockey for Robak

By Yana Loftus-Farren for floridapanthers.com

Colby Robak was raised in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, population 750, but his small town roots never prevented him from dreaming big.

Robak made his debut on the ice and began developing hockey skills before he was old enough to lace up his own skates. He started skating at just three years old and joined a hockey team at the age of four. The defenseman played hockey exclusively throughout his childhood as it was difficult to gather sufficient players to form other athletic teams.

“It’s the only sport I played,” said Robak. “I come from a real small town of like 700 people so it’s pretty hard to put together a team for any other sport.”

Due to his location, Robak’s commitment to hockey was tested at a young age as it required him to spend a lot of time and effort in order to progress within the sport. However, his dedication never faltered and neither did that of his support system. His parents’ assistance was a crucial element that allowed for his ongoing involvement in the sport.

“My parents got me here with all the money, time and travel that it took,” said Robak. “Just coming from where I’m from it’s pretty hard to find teams along the way. It took three towns to make one team so there’s a lot of travel involved and a lot of hours spent on the road. I’m very appreciative of it.”

His small town upbringing wasn’t evident at the 2011 Panthers Development Camp in July.  In fact the tattooed 21-year old seemed to easily fit in among the hustle and bustle of South Florida, which is home to approximately 5.5 million people. As Robak was drafted 2nd round by the Panthers in 2008, number 46 overall, this isn’t his first time participating in the annual camp for prospects.

“This is my third camp now so I’ve gotten used to this area and I could definitely get used to playing here.”

The excitement was clear as he expressed several things he anticipates about his potential future move to Sunrise to play for the Panthers.

“Just the city in general. There’s so much to do here,” said Robak. “People come to vacation here and whatnot so to actually live here must be great.”

Robak played impressively this past season during his first year as a pro in the American Hockey League, finishing with 7 goals and 17 assists for 24 points in 76 games for Rochester. He refused to fall into the shadows of veteran AHL players and instead saw his first season as a chance to let his coaches and teammates guide him along the way.

“The coaching staff gave me a lot of opportunity,” said Robak. “I mean there’s a great group of older guys down there who really helped me out along the way to find my role in the American league and hopefully the NHL. It was a lot of fun.“

In regards to the upcoming move from Rochester to San Antonio for the 2011-2012 season, Robak seemed to be comfortable and enthused with the location change. He looks forward to the weather in Texas among other things.

“I ended up googling the city one day and it looks like there’s a lot to do there so it should be fun,” said Robak.




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