Former Kamloops Chiefs junior player Dave Robinson dies at age 60

By Earl Seitz
December 18, 2017 - 3:45pm

KAMLOOPS — A former Kamloops junior player well known in the local hockey community has passed away.

Dave Robinson died Sunday at the age of 60 after battling cancer.

Robinson played with the Kamloops Chiefs in the Western Hockey League from 1973 to 1977.

A steady, hard nose, stay-at-home defenceman, he signed with the Philadelphia Flyers and played a season and a half in the International Hockey League before knee injuries forced him to cut short his pro career.

Robinson returned to Kamloops and played senior hockey with the Kamloops Cowboys.

Blazers president Don Moores, teammates with Robinson for two seasons with the Chiefs, says he was one of those players you could always depend on --- a great teammate.

Dave Robinson is survived by his wife Ernestamarie (Ernie), sons Ryan and Danny and three grandsons.

He was predeceased by son Darcy.



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