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  1. 4 points
    This SPHL model of Hockey seems to work well. Most teams if run right can provide their respective cities entertaining professional hockey and not lose money in the process. Peoria, was a catalyst that brought Evansville into the fold which had a significant impact on travel time and cost for the Rivermen. Pro hockey was salvaged in the Quad Cities in large part because Peoria was the trail blazer that brought the SPHL brand to the Midwest. Can Peoria pull any more bunnies out of hats (those are called hat tricks right?) and keep the magic going and entice an ownership group to base a team out of St. Charles Mo? In addition, whatever the Fort Wayne Komets successful formula is for packing their hockey arena regularly either isn't being employed at Indy or perhaps the Indy Fuel don't have the tradition and history to draw big crowds. In a metro such as Indianapolis there isn't a shortage of options on how to spend ones entertainment dollars. That being said, unless Indy has some huge sponsors, averaging less than 4k in attendance likely means this is not a profitable venture for the investment group. For half the cost the Indy Fuel could operate in the SPHL. The travel would be very manageable and they could move their operation from the red to black without anymore buts in seats than they are currently averaging. I thought Peoria was going to do SPHL for three years then move to ECHL. Obviously thats not going to happen the SPHL structure makes too much sense. Peoria was able to convince two former Midwest ECHL markets to see it that way too. That is all, carry on.
  2. 4 points
    I am very excited to announce we have reached our donation goal for this season! I am very glad that the people who come to this board the most are willing to support it. I want to thank each and every person who donated (many of which gave multiple times) and made it so everyone can enjoy having a place to talk to other fans. I absolutely could not do it without you guys! 2018/19 Season Donors tmwrk7(11) Roanokehockey(3) Photekut Speedracer(4) KittrellRunner JMC-STL TwistedBrass(2) Pelham Bull(2) Marksmen3519 Macguy(2) Topshelf16 PlannedObsolescence Knoxhox maconwinger(2) briton FireantzIceman PlayaHtr Oldcat fred hockeydoc Geekwithabass antman Midgeorgiaman 72Vette RedJackson Thank you for your support!
  3. 4 points
    I had that exact conversation with Cody Dion. Cody said "you guys hated me" and I said "yes we did Cody but we love you now" and we do. Great guy and glad we have him here in Roanoke.
  4. 3 points
    That was an awesome game from the Dawgs. They even robbed us of a goal. Why do the refs not even go talk to the goal judge who has a way better view then them and signaled goal? It obviously went all the way in the goal and right back out. I had a perfect view of it. But enough about that, I loved how the guys played. Defense was 100% better and Bakker was a huge part of that. Great having him back. Guyon is on fire and everytime he touches the puck there is a chance he will score. Great game by our young goaltender, Tanner Creel. Hope what ever happened to Dillan Fox isn't major. Game tomorrow night should be a good one. Hope someone takes care of Wright tomorrow and whoever got his glove lit it on fire!!!
  5. 3 points
    Last yr through six games we were 2-3-1, 20 goals for and 29 goals against This yr through six games we are 2-4-0, 18 goals for and 22 goals against With the next two games against Peoria, it's not looking like a very promising start to the season but we'll hear how we have a young squad with a new coach, to be patient, etc.
  6. 2 points
    We absolutely need toughness. I'm not advocating going out and signing a one dimensional player who gets 2-3 shifts a game but rather someone who can score but definitely throw down when needed. You don't need 8-9 fights a game but a scrap or two and some good ole checks are what ignites crowds.
  7. 2 points
    Just announced: ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs announced on Tuesday that defensemen Cam Bakker and Vojtech Zemlicka have each been signed to contracts. Bakker opened the season with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays but did not appear in a game before being released on Monday. He played 25 games for the Dawgs last season and finished with one goal, 12 assists and a +4 plus/minus rating. A graduate of nearby Liberty University, Bakker is in his second season as a professional. He was placed on the Roanoke protected list following the 2017-18 season Zemlicka began the 2018-19 campaign with the Knoxville Ice Bears and played in two games while recording one assist. The 23-year-old Czech Republic native also played 34 games with the Mississippi RiverKings last season and had a goal and 16 assists. During his time with the RiverKings he was a teammate of current Rail Yard Dawg Dillan Fox. Announcement
  8. 2 points
    We do need a player who can throw when needed and play the game. I liked Drobot but he was one dimensional. We need someone like Taylor Thompson. You put butts in the seat with lots of action. Fans who know hockey is ok with what we have but most fans don't know hockey. Just like NASCAR fans, some likes the race and others like the crashes.
  9. 2 points
    First game they threw a few checks, other 2 home games, none, at home especially you have to hit, not goon it up, but hit and let them know real quick, you won't get pushed around, we do need an enforcer.
  10. 2 points
    I'm guessing teams might have been interested but he already had other plans. No use getting him off waiver wire and losing your spot in the rotation if he is never going to play for you.
  11. 2 points
    Yeah, heard the SC coach in an interview saying he had a lot of defensemen that were rookies to the ECHL. Had them trying to prepare them with the systems. But definately stinks, could really be helping us out in Roanoke while just sit out 7 games in SC.
  12. 2 points
  13. 1 point
    I don't recall ever hearing that song after the bulls score either, but I can't tell you what the music is afterwards. The big screen usually goes to a video showing of a gathering of people in a bar chanting and the red hockey lights blinking. I will pay more attention next game (Thursday 11/15/18), which is also more importantly $2 beer night for 16oz'ers.
  14. 1 point
    Friday night games are competing with HS football. Should get better after football season ends.
  15. 1 point
    It was after being cut.
  16. 1 point
    Exactly what I wanted to see. Bremner is always a straight forward guy who tells it like it is. I'm definately not worried about it. He will figure things out and turn the boys around or find some guys who will. Like he said though. Tough one having no game for another week and home game for two weeks. But I have my faith in the team and coach! Go Dawgs!!!
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  18. 1 point
    Welcome back. We were thinkin' somebody jumped The Shark.
  19. 1 point
    Stuff-A-Bus seeks 11 tons of food in its 31st drive By Steve Tarter - Journal Star Read more at: https://www.pjstar.com/news/20181024/stuff-a-bus-seeks-11-tons-of-food-in-its-31st-drive
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  21. 1 point
    I think we just veered to the red jerseys because we had red helmets and gloves last year instead of the blue. If I heard right, we will only being wearing the red jerseys during the week games or games on holidays.
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  23. 1 point
    Official attendance per Pointstreak = 6,508. Not the 8,000 the organization was shooting for, but the 1,492 who didn't show up sure missed a heckuva game.
  24. 1 point
    I sent them an e-mail earlier today expressing my disappointment and just got a response that included a coupon code for a free future game of my choice. Just FYI.
  25. 1 point
    I honestly don't understand why the RiverKings folded. I'd like to see them all come back though...and I wish a team in Asheville NC would come back as well.