By his plush standards, it has been a quiet offensive post-season for Wichita forward Matt Robinson
but in Game 6 of his team’s Berry Conference Finals battle in Texas against the Brahmas, he delivered when it counted the most scoring the game winning goal in overtime to push the Thunder to their first Presidents’ Cup Finals since 1998.
Robinson led the team with 34 goals during the regular season and was one of five finalists for the CHL’s Most Valuable Player award. Over the past two seasons with the team, the Surrey, British Columbia native had totaled 73 goals in 121 games.
But so far in the playoffs, the opposing defenses had keyed in on the sniper holding him to just one goal and two assists in the Texas series and just two assists in the Opening Round series with Rio Grande Valley.
On Monday, Robinson’s only shot of the game was a big one as it beat Brad Fogal at the 4:44 mark of overtime giving the Thunder a chance to add to their 1994 and 1995 CHL titles in their 20th Anniversary season.
The Thunder already have the league’s Governors’ Cup under their belt (regular season champs) and now will look to become the first team since the Colorado Eagles in 2004-05 to win both the regular season points title and the CHL playoff crown in the same season.