Bellmawr’s Buddy Robinson has been traded to the San Jose Sharks and will be assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Barracuda, according to a Sharks’ news release issued yesterday. The trade was also announced on Twitter.
In the trade, the club acquired right wingers Buddy Robinson, Zack Stortini, and a 2017 seventh-round draft selection from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Tommy Wingels.
Size & Depth
The Sharks’ General Manager, Doug Wilson, stated: “We also want to welcome Buddy and Zach to our organization. They add size and depth to our reserve list and we look forward to having them in San Jose.”
Robinson, 25, currently ranks fifth on Binghamton in goals (7) and T-9th in points (12) in 33 American Hockey League games. His plus-4 rating ranks T-4th while his 70 shots on goal rank sixth. In 245 career AHL games with Binghamton, Robinson has recorded 104 points (49 goals, 55 assists), 210 penalty minutes* and a plus-39 rating. He has appeared in six Calder Cup Playoff games with Binghamton.
Robinson made his NHL debut with Ottawa on April 6, 2016 and has posted one goal, one assist and six penalty minutes in seven career NHL games with Ottawa.
The six-foot-six, 230-pound native of Bellmawr, NJ, was originally signed by Ottawa as an undrafted free agent on March 25, 2013.
Robinson’s new number will be 26.
*(Article updated on January 25, 2017 at 12:40 p.m. to correct the penalty minutes as 210)
As a result of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that took place during the last three weeks of December, Gloucester County police officers on special patrols targeted impaired drivers. Thirty-three motorists were charged with alcohol or drug-influenced driving offenses. In all, the total number of motor vehicle violations issued amounted to 268, according to a statement released today by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office (GPCO).
As a result of the special patrols, those charged with offenses included:
104 charged with speeding.
79 summonses issued for failing to use seat-belts.
28 charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
21 charged with reckless driving.
17 charged with careless driving
14 charged with texting while driving.
5 arrested for drug-influenced driving.
The grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety was part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign that uses high-visibility enforcement and public education to raise awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence.
“This enforcement campaign by our police departments made our roadways safer during a dangerous time of the year. We appreciate and thank them for their fine work,” Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton said.
Participating Police Departments were Clayton, Glassboro, Pitman, Westville and Woodbury and also from the Townships of Deptford, East Greenwich, Greenwich, Harrison, Logan, Mantua, Monroe, and Washington.
The Bellmawr Police Department was recently honored as “Hometown Heroes” by Triton Regional High School.
Chief Willam Walsh of the Bellmawr Police Department was joined by Triton students and Cpl. Arty Tessier, Ptl. Jared Walton, Ptl. Kevin Stinger, Capt. Scott Parker, Cpl. John Mader, Cpl. Ron Miller, and Ptl. Anthony Franklin. (Image credit: Melissa Sheppard).
Established in September, 2013, the Hometown Heroes program honors people or organizations that make a difference and improve the community. Those selected are recognized for their honorable character and selfless acts, explained Lori Hunt, Instructional Mathematics Coach at Triton.
On Monday, Chief William Walsh, along with several other members of the Bellmawr Police Department, were acknowledged during a pre-game ceremony prior to the boys’ varsity basketball game.
How to Nominate a Hometown Hero
Hunt said that recipients are electronically nominated via the nomination form and selected by a committee. Currently, there are three students on the committee who contact each nominee to congratulate them and obtain information about the nominee or their organization. The students use that information for their presentation when giving the nominee their plaque.
To find out more about the Hometown Heroes program and to view all of the previous recipients, click here to be directed to the Hometown Heroes tab on Triton’s website.
Today marks the last working day for a distinguished member of the Westville Police Department: Remi, the K9. Remi will be working the streets during his final shift with his handler, Patrolman Brian Ewe, just as he has for many years before easing into a “well earned retirement.”
In July, 2009 during Westville’s Independence Day Celebration Events, a canine demonstration was part of the day’s festivities. A large crowd gathered to watch Patrolman Brian Ewe and Remi demonstrate suspect apprehension techniques. The demonstration also highlighted the close relationship between Patrolman Ewe and Remi while showcasing the high level of training required of K9’s and their handlers.
Special Recognition for Remi
The Boardwalk Kennel Club and the Gloucester County K9 Association will be recognizing Remi on Saturday, January 21st at 5:00 p.m. at the Wildwood Convention Center.
Westville Council will honor Remi at their monthly meeting on Monday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Westville Council Chambers.
What a difference a year makes. As 2016 draws to a close, SJO takes a look back at the stories that featured organizations or people who are making a difference in our communities.
In this post, SJO highlights some of those people – from students spearheading a homeless project, to police and fire personnel outreaching to the community, to residents who created a Free Little Library for their town.
Presented in round-up style and in no particular order, here are 23 organizations or people who were featured on SJO as having made a difference in 2016:
18. Bellmawr PD’s Sgt. Chris Cummings Awarded Medal of Valor
Bellmawr PD’s Sgt. Chris Cummings was honored with a Medal of Valor, along with a Proclamation, in recognition of his heroic actions stemming from an incident that took place at the Tanger Outlets (The Walk) in Atlantic City on September 1.
19. Bellmawr PD’s Jared Walton’s Actions Saved a Couple from Suicide