Defenceman Lucas Robinson of the  Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Trenton Golden Hawks (photo credit – Amy Deroche | OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks in Waterloo, ON beginning with the 2023-24 season.

The product of Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland notched 41 points during the regular season and another 16 points in the postseason.

“This is something that we could not turn down,” Robinson said on Trenton’s website.  “I have family in the Waterloo area. They have a great school, a great facility and a great coaching staff.”

“I will never forget my time in Trenton.  Coming to Quinte West was my first time living in Ontario.  My brother, Kyle, played for the Hawks and spoke highly of it.”

Robinson signed in Trenton in 2021 following two seasons with the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL.

“When I was in Halifax we would get good crowds, but many of the fans were at the game as part of a fun night out,” he said. “In Trenton, fans know who you are, the community backs the team, and they are diehard.  It was an incredible place to play.”

The Laurier Golden Hawks are coached by former Trenton associate coach Kevin Forrest.

Former OJHLers on Laurier’s roster this past season included: Tyler Davis (Markham, Aurora, Brantford), Matthew Dunsmoor (Wellington, Burlington, Wellington), Matthew Zebedee (Burlington, Collingwood, Stouffville, Jr. Canadiens), Conor Ali (Brantford), Kyle Gentles (Pickering, Stouffville), Declan Graham (Newmarket), Steven MacLean (Newmarket), Ryan Mulholland (Brantford), Adrian Naburs (Collingwood, Newmarket), Jake Payette (Georgetown), James Thomson (Aurora, Trenton, Newmarket), Noah Tooke (Aurora), Evan Benwell (Toronto Patriots, Burlington), Patrick Brown (Collingwood), Nick Giunta (Markham, Burlington), Grayden Gottschalk (North York), Matt McJannet (Georgetown) and Sullivan Sparkes (Trenton).

Congratulations to Lucas and best of luck in the OUA and U SPORTS!

The OJHL had more than 75 commitments in 2022-23 including more than 36 NCAA Division I scholarships.

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