TRENTON – When Tim Robertson was called onto the ice Sunday night to receive the Ross Forbes Memorial Trophy it was a shock to him.
He didn’t know he was going to be the recipient and was talking about it on the bench before the game, guessing their captain Nick Hodgson would receive it.
“One of the guys asked me who was going to end up receiving it and I had guessed our captain would have,” he said. “It means a lot to receive it, especially with the amount of commitment we have this year, so it could’ve been anyone on the team with the commitment we’ve all shown. It means a lot to be recognized amongst all my teammates and it’s a real honour.”
Roberston said that when he’s been asked to do something this year he has because he has witnessed the effort and dedication by the executive and players towards the Scotians team. He said he believes he needs to put the same effort in.
“I’m there to do extra things whether I want to or not because I know others are putting in extra effort,” he said. “I will attempt to help them, do whatever is needed or do extra things like selling 50/50 or helping out with novice kids and showing up to all the practices and games.”
“This year I just see my coaches, executive and all the players putting in so much effort that I figured that I should put out as much effort as they do.”
The trophy is awarded annually to the most dedicated Scotians player from Pictou County. This year was the fourth year for the award.
From Thorburn, Robertson said that he grew up around the rink and would do whatever he could to be around the game.
“I love the rink so any chance to be at it or to do something with hockey I was there,” he said. “I still love being around the rink and this year the atmosphere has been great within the team and our fans have really made this year a great one so far for us.”
On Twitter: @NGNewsChris