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Tarantulas Sign Robertson

August 24, 2004 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Topeka Tarantulas News Release

[TOPEKA, K.S.] - The Topeka Tarantulas of the Central Hockey League (CHL) announced today that the club has signed defenseman Peter Robertson.

Robertson, a 6' 210 pound defenseman, from Rothesay, New Brunswick played the last four seasons with the Oklahoma City Blazers of the Central Hockey League (CHL). In those three seasons (2000/01-2003/04), Robertson had 44 goals, 108 assists, 152 points and 189 penalty minutes in 255 games played. Robertson tallied 11 points and 28 penalty minutes for the Blazers in three playoff appearances (22 games) from 2000/01-2002/03.

Robertson brings veteran leadership to the Tarantulas having played in 325 professional games. "I was looking for guys that have won in other places and Peter won a championship with Oklahoma City [2000/01]." Head Coach Joe Coombs added, "Peter is a power play type defenseman that can contribute offensively. He is a big addition to our lineup."

Prior to playing with the Blazers, Robertson played his rookie season (1999-00) with the Macon Woopee, who are no longer a member of the Central Hockey League (CHL). Robertson had 19 points and 56 penalty minutes in 70 games played.

Robertson said of his decision to sign with Topeka, "I ran into a numbers game being a veteran. Joe [Coombs] was in touch early and he has a willingness to win. I've worked for Chris [Presson] and have seen the type of first class program he runs. With Joe and Chris in the same organization, it made my decision a lot easier."

Season tickets and mini-plans for the 2004-2005 season are now available. Contact the Tarantulas office at (785) 235-9466 for more information.

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