Norb Robertson

1939-40 Gopher hockey team
The 1939-1940 Golden Gopher hockey team.

The funeral for Norbert Robertson, who was the oldest alum of the University of Minnesota hockey team, was held today. Robertson was a three sport athlete for Minnesota and later St Thomas. He was on the Minnesota team that won the AAU National Championship in 1940. His Minnesota career was cut short by World War II. When Robertson received his draft letter he had one quarter left to graduate. He asked if he could finish his degree, “But Uncle Sam waits for no one,” Robertson said. Within a month, he was in basic training, and eventually assigned to the Air Force.

Mr Robertson, a St Paul native, was 95. RIP.

Photo courtesy of Golden Gopher Hockey

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