AMARILLO, TX – It’s been a whirlwind year for Amarillo Bulls forward Blake Roubos.
He began the 2012-13 season with the Wenatchee Wild, then in January was part of a three team trade that saw him sent to the Amarillo Bulls. Roubos continued his amazing year by capturing the Robertson Cup against his old team, and now has capped it off with an NCAA College Commitment.
Roubos became the 15th member of the Bulls Championship team and 31st overall to announce his college plans by committing to Lawrence University, a Division III school located in Appleton, Wisconsin for this fall. The Lawrence Vikings play out of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA).
“Obviously, my biggest focus when I first got to Amarillo was to play good hockey,” said Roubos. “I know I still have another year of eligibility, but I played three years of junior and I got to the point where I really wanted to go to college. My main focus in the playoffs was to win the Robertson Cup which we did and then this commitment to Lawrence came shortly after that.”
In 55 games with the Bulls and the Wild, Roubos had 19 goals and 25 assists for 44 points. He was plus 23, added four power play goals and seven game winners. In the post season, the Niagara Falls Ontario Canada native had two goals and one assist for three points.
"Blake is an excellent hockey player and an even better young man,” said Amarillo Bulls Assistant Coach Rocky Russo. “He was an excellent addition to our program, a great representative for the Amarillo community and a key piece to our national championship."
Roubos said what attracted him to the school was the academics that are second to none.
“I am going to be studying Economics there and everything just lined up great for the school,” he said. “The coaches are great and the campus is absolutely beautiful. I met several of the alumni there and they have a great future with the education they received there.”
Russo said that the coaching staff is thrilled for Roubos and his opportunity at the next level.
"Blake is extremely intelligent and has made an academic choice to attend Lawrence University,” said Russo. “He will get a 1st class education and have the opportunity to continue his hockey career at the NCAA level. We are excited and proud for Blake and wish him all the best in the future."
Roubos said he has the Bulls coaching staff to thank for helping to elevate his game and take it to another level.
“I couldn’t have gone to a better organization and everything was first class,” said Roubos. “Coming to Amarillo and the South Division the style was grittier and it woke me up a bit. The guys were trying to hit me more and the games were tighter and aggressive. I think my game took a big step forward from that point on.
“The Bulls coaching staff does a great job and their work speaks for itself with the number of college commitments. It’s no surprise when you come to Amarillo and see the coaching and what goes on behind the scenes.”
Blake Roubos joins Paul Berrafato (Holy Cross), Brady Ferguson (Robert Morris), John Rey (Robert Morris), Clint Carlisle (Army), Garret Peterson (Army), Geoff Fortman (Canisius College), Tyler Deresky (Bentley University), Hampus Gustafsson (Merrimack College), TJ Sarcona (Niagara), Tyler Rostenkowski (Air Force), Kyle Plageman (Army), and Joe Grabowski (Princeton), Ryan Cole (Trinity College), and TJ Sherman (Trinity College) as Amarillo Bulls to announce their NCAA Commitments.