Have a Night, Bobby Brink
Bobby Brink put on a hell of a performance against the Hershey Bears tonight, in what was by far the best game of his still very young pro career.
After finishing last season with a National Championship and as a runner-up for the Hobey Baker Award (was total bullshit), Brink turned pro quickly and played 10 games for the Flyers, scoring 4 assists.
Let me actually talk about that snub real fast. The player who won the Hobey Baker Award (Dryden McKay G) didn’t even win the award for Best Goalie? How the fuck does that make any sense?
After finally returning to action on January 1st from his torn labrum, Brink had 3G-1A in his first 5 games. Tonight, he had his first 3-point game as a pro.
Brink’s first assist of the night was a secondary one after he found Max Willman down-low, who fed Jackson Cates in-front of the net for the nice looking goal.
This one came off the rush where Brink uses his really impressive hands to create space for himself while the defender tries to stick-check him, and finds Bellerive on the wing for the goal.
Brink shows off his skating ability here. Still seems a little rusty in terms of puck-handling, but that’s to be expected from someone who missed a boatload of hockey since the season ended last year.
Coast-to-Coast and delivers nice check
Here, Brink goes from his own end and almost finds a teammate for a nice scoring chance. Ends the shift delivering a huge hit at the top of your screen. Something you love to see from a skilled player like Brink.
Brink and the Phantoms has a nice cycle going on the power play here and it was just right time and right place for Brink, who pots the rebound off the Attard shot.
Personally, I always thought a good chunk of time for Brink in the AHL this year, before the injury, was always a good idea. He had his flashes during those 10 games but all in all, I thought he looked a couple seconds behind the play.
After I heard about the torn labrum, him spending a good portion, if not all of the season, in the AHL seemed like the best idea.
But…if he keeps playing like this and building solid games after solid games, we could definitely see him up with the big club after trade deadline time.
Brink now has 6G-5A-11P in 13 games with the Phantoms this year.
- Tyson Foerster picked up his 17th tonight as well
- Zamula 2-point night
Mandatory Credit: Phantomshockey.com