This week’s installment of the Terrier Alumni Spotlight is Dexter Robinson. Dexter played with the Terriers for three seasons from, 2015 till 2018. Dexter is from Kamloops, British Columbia and had a few games of Junior A experience before his time with the Terriers. Before heading to Saskatchewan, Dexter played for the Thompson Blazers U18 AAA for two seasons and spent time with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and the Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL. Dexter also played a full year with the Kamloops Storm of the KIJHL playing in 45 games scoring 7 goals, 26 assists and recording 27 penalty minutes.
In his first season with the Terriers in 2015/2016, Dexter played 54 games scoring 4 goals, 9 assists and 54 penalty minutes. Dexter’s role on the team was to be a shutdown forward, who played mostly against teams’ top lines. Dexter was also relied on to be a penalty kill specialist, who also saw some time on the powerplay. Dexter and the Terriers made playoffs that season and in 3 games, Dexter had 1 assist and 6 penalty minutes.
In his second season of Junior A hockey in Saskatchewan, Dexter played 56 games with the Terriers. His point production went up from his first year to his second year scoring 6 goals, 16 assists for 22 points. Once again Dexter was matched up against the opponents’ top lines playing a shutdown role and being a penalty kill specialist. Dexter would see some time on the powerplay again this season chipping in 2 powerplay goals and 2 game winning goals. In 5 playoff games, Dexter once again recorded 1 assist.
Dexter came back for his 20-year-old season and received the “C” to wear on his jersey. His hard work, dedication and his positive attitude stuck out to the coaching staff and rewarded him with the captaincy. Robinson was a player that always stuck up for his teammates and had a good work ethic day in and day out.
In his final season with the Terriers, Dexter would go on to play in 25 games with the Terriers recording 4 goals, 10 assists and 16 penalty minutes. With the Terriers looking towards the future, Dexter was traded to the Weyburn Redwings. In 33 games played with Weyburn, Dexter recorded 4 goals, 4 assists and 25 penalty minutes and added 1 goal and 1 assist in the 7 playoff games.
Q and A with Dexter Robinson
- Name and years played with the Terriers?
Dexter Robinson, three years from 2015-2018.
2. Favourite memory during your time with the Terriers?
“Fill the Farrell” against Melville in the 2016/17 season.
3. Toughest SJHL opponent and hardest rink to play in?
Battlefords North Stars, and the Cage in Nipawin
4. How did your time with the Terriers help get you to where you are today?
It helped me grow as a person. Moving away from home at a young age and joining the Terrier’s organization taught me valuable life skills. I gained lifelong friends and a whole second family in the form of my billet family, Tom and Shelley Chase.
5. Favourite TV show or movie?
6. What are you up to these days?
Pursuing a Natural Resource Science degree at Thompson Rivers University in my hometown of Kamloops, BC.
7. What are your plans for the next 3-5 years?
Finish school and start a career. Along with getting back into the hockey world either through coaching or playing.
8. Favourite athlete of all time?
Martin St. Louis, he showed me you can be successful as an under sized player.
9. Favourite Meal/Food?
Spaghetti and meatballs. But if you ask my billet family, I think we went through a few boxes of fruit rollups over the years
10. Favourite Music/Musician?
11. What are some of your hobbies?
Hunting and fishing, the Sask winters got me hooked on ice fishing.
12. Favourite sport other than hockey?