Player of the Month – October 2023

Luca Robinson cited for ‘positive attitude and leadership’

By Laureen Sweeney

“In continuing with the tradition of high lighting a player’s commitment, perseverance, positive attitude and leadership, the Westmount Minor Hockey Association (WMHA) named Luca Robinson (number 56) the Player of the Month for October 2023.” With these words, the October recognition was announced last week by Andrew Maislin, president of the WMHA and operations manager for the Westmount recreation centre (WRC). This is the first player so honoured for the current hockey season. As a member of the M13B Wings team, Luca recorded the first goal for the WMHA for the 2023-2024 season by scoring in the home opener against the Lachine Rapides on October 14, Maislin explained. The goal was assisted by Aryeh Issenman (number 46) in 12 seconds into the second period. Luca has always played for Westmount for various A and B teams throughout his career, Maislin continued. “We are truly impressed by the quiet, yet impactful lead er ship Luca exhibits. His ability to lead by example and stay composed under pressure is remarkable.” Began in 2015 Luca began his career the fall of 2015 as an underage M7-1 player (formerly known as MAHG 1). “Although he might be the quietest play er in the player room,” Maislin said, his presence on the ice is always noticeable. “He uses his formidable size to his advantage and is often first to the puck in the corner. Luca is quick on his skates and always has his head on a swivel. These skills allow him to be the team’s playmaker in front of the net.” His teammates are “fortunate” to have someone as dedicated, focused, and re liable both on and off the ice, Maislin said. “Luca’s quiet strength is an invaluable asset to the team, and we admire his leadership qualities. We look forward to seeing him develop as a player and team leader this season.”