Carberry's own Luke Robson is improving every day with the Edmonton Oil Kings. The 18-year-old is in his first season of hockey at the WHL level and says he's already learned a ton from his first few months with the squad.

"It's been a big eye-opener. (The WHL) is a very fast and very skilled league. I've learned to get a bit of a groove going," Robson explains. "Ultimately, I've been playing pretty well for the last little while. It's a tough league but it's certainly very fun to play in as well."

Robson put up 29 points in 46 games in the MJHL with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and has two points so far this season in Edmonton. The forward scored his first goal just a few games ago, and says it was great to get that monkey off his back.

"It was a pretty quick play. We had the hemmed into the zone, and one guy decided to change, so I hopped off the bench," Robson continues. "One guy lost the puck, and it bounced right into the slot for me. It was kind of a gift. I ripped it top left corner, and I just remember being so excited. I think I blacked out when I celebrated because I don't remember much after that but I was pretty excited, that's for sure."

He notes getting the first goal is always the hardest. Now that Robson knows he can score at this level, he's feeling a lot more comfortable on the ice and has been able to play his game without any pressure. 

While the Oil Kings haven't had the most successful season to this point, with the worst record in the Eastern Conference, it has been great for development, according to Robson.

"We have a very young group, and everyone loves to battle. So, everyone is pushing each other to be better every day," says Robson. "We've been getting better throughout the year. We're just going to take it one day at a time."

Robson outlines a few of the places he's recognized the most improvement in his game this year.

"My overall play style. I've learned to play a lot faster with my transitional play, which you really need in this league. My transitional game and even my thinking of the game has just gotten faster and smarter. So, my confidence has definitely grown from that as well."

The Carberry product shares his goals for the rest of the season.

"Stay consistently in the lineup, try to produce the best I can, and be a leader on that team. It may be my rookie but I'm one of the older guys on the team. So, if I can kind of show the way for the young guys, then that's certainly a goal I have planned in my head."

Robson and the Oil Kings are back on the ice tonight, taking on the Medicine Hat Tigers. You can see Robson live this February when the Oil Kings play a set of back-to-back games against the Brandon Wheat Kings and Winnipeg Ice.