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  1. 4 points
    Shaun's post got me to thinking. The fans in Roanoke have constantly heard that Roanoke had the most players called up to the ECHL last year, but is that an actual fact? So I pulled the SPHL Transaction Log from last season and dumped the data into Excel so I could slice and dice it. Now IF there are moves that weren't captured in the Transaction Log, then obviously I didn't capture those. But based on the moves that were captured in the Transaction Log, Roanoke did indeed have the most players called up. They also tied Evansville for the most players that were called up and didn't return. Here's the data: # Of Call-Ups by Team Total Callups # of Different Players # of Players who Didn't Return Players Who Didn't Return Roanoke 13 8 4 Anderson, Boyle, Jeke, Armstrong Macon 12 8 1 Bartus Peoria 12 9 3 Weidauer, Riley, Wallin Evansville 11 8 4 Cuzner, Misuraca, MacDonald, McKay Mississippi 10 8 3 Leone, Bradshaw, Turner Pensacola 9 7 3 Fielding, St-Cyr, Megannety Fayetteville 5 5 2 Brooks, Horn Knoxville 5 5 2 Manno, Sandler Huntsville 4 3 2 Daniels, Nowakowski Columbus 3 2 2 Pompeo, Hafner
  2. 4 points
    The Dawgs fans feel your pain. We got embarrassed by our sophomore counterparts. Looks like they figured out how to win. We are struggling badly. No defense and no offense. Atleast you didnt get outshot 59-28 in your own barn. Plus you got a new coach and basically a new team. We have same coach and basically the same team. You guys have a lot more room for improving. Look on the bright side, we have 12 more games together somebody has to win.
  3. 4 points
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10214680273149787&id=1512218968 Mic malfunction leads to Marksmen fans singing national anthem. P.S. might be hard to hear, as fans one by one started to sing.
  4. 4 points
    Man ... I haven't been this excited about an opening weekend in a long time!! The new name, the new owners, the new vibe, the new coach, a completely new team (for the most part) ... i have been pumped by the energy and the marketing of this new front office ... I can't wait to see the crowds this weekend ... I think this year our Military night will be reminiscent of those in the past ... 9,000+ ... many people were disturbed by all the changes, but I think this is just what the Dr ordered ... they went out and got a road win for their 1st game of the season, and I hope they bring that back to the barn with them for this coming weekend!! Go Marksmen!!
  5. 4 points
    I'll be there on Friday but, have a Halloween party on Saturday. Giving my tickets to hockey newbies hoping they will get hooked.
  6. 3 points
    Pensacola doesn't play by the rules.
  7. 3 points
    I will support this team till the end, and it is not too late to bring players in, the last few years we brought players in in Dec and January, other teams are doing this quite often. We had plenty of 3 game tryouts in the middle of the season for the last 10 years.
  8. 3 points
    Both teams had a 9-10 hr bus trip after playing Friday night in Huntsville and Birmingham respectively. I didn't make it to last night's game but attended today's game. It was painfully obvious that our Marksmen looked tired, out of sync, sloppy and didn't look they wanted to be there and there was no intensity whatsoever. Maybe Mazzolini should have been ejected in the 1st period so he could sit in the stands with Ryan Cruthers (Director of Hockey Ops) to witness from afar and see the multitude of changes that need to be made, starting in goal and defense.
  9. 3 points
    P.O.'s question: "I really don't know the answer to the following question- who pays for the plane tickets- the player or the team calling him up?" P.O. et al (tried to "quote" several of the posts on page 1 of this thread): FYI: Just got back from the VBC and running some errands. Talked with Havoc staff- the ECHL is responsible for travel expenses both ways.
  10. 3 points
    a lot better attendance for opening weekend than the past few years, I think it will really improve this year, a lot more fun and a great atmosphere for sure, good job guys
  11. 2 points
    Fayetteville 11/19/17 DEL Skudalski, Craig (D) placed on waivers In other news Peoria re-signed Tyler Parks (G).
  12. 2 points
    You are funny, I get it. McNeil is not the problem. He could fit in on a good SPHL team when surrounded by good players. But go ahead and post again if you feel you must to make your point again. The Marksmen went out and signed many players from the FHL and that is where the major issues are. The players are young, inexperienced and slow to adapt to the speed of the next higher level. Without McNeil we'd be 0-8-1 maybe 0-9. And I don't know if you've noticed but the current roster is poor, the record don't lie.
  13. 2 points
    Obviously, there is a reason the coach is suspended.
  14. 2 points
    Tim Boyle wasnt put on the protected list http://pointstreaksites.com/view/roanokerailyarddawgs/news-1147/news_485957
  15. 2 points
    That could get him in trouble in certain venues Quite interesting that you posted this in "Well THAT was fun" thread
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    Actually, it was Sportscenters #3 on top 10 tonight!! Stick taps to Riley! Awesome goal!!
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    But remember what our beloved head coach said a couple of weeks ago that these games don't matter.
  20. 2 points
    I've been doing plenty of work.
  21. 2 points
    I am making this thread to post the weekly standings for the SPHL, with the magic numbers included for the teams facing elimination. These standings will be updated weekly in this thread, and will cease once the playoff teams are finalized or the final game of the season is played; whichever shall come first. Updated as of 10/25/2017 1:34 AM ET RANK TEAM GP W L OTL PTS PCT ROW GF GA DIFF HOME ROAD E# 1 Mississippi RiverKings 2 2 0 0 4 1.000 2 7 4 +3 2-0-0 0-0-0 -- 2 Evansville Thunderbolts 2 1 0 1 3 .750 1 8 7 +1 1-0-1 0-0-0 -- 3 Huntsville Havoc 1 1 0 0 2 1.000 1 5 1 +4 0-0-0 1-0-0 -- 4 Pensacola Ice Flyers 1 1 0 0 2 1.000 1 4 0 +4 0-0-0 1-0-0 -- 5 Fayetteville Marksmen 1 1 0 0 2 1.000 1 4 3 +1 0-0-0 1-0-0 -- 6 Peoria Rivermen 2 1 1 0 2 .500 0 7 8 -1 0-0-0 1-1-0 -- 7 Knoxville Ice Bears 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0 3 4 -1 0-0-0 0-1-0 -- 8 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0 3 4 -1 0-1-0 0-0-0 -- 9 Birmingham Bulls 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0 1 3 -2 0-0-0 0-1-0 56 10 Macon Mayhem 2 0 2 0 0 .000 0 1 9 -8 0-2-0 0-0-0 55
  22. 2 points
    Bes isn't on the best of terms with any of his players.
  23. 2 points
    It's great for Peoria that they had someone so dedicated to hockey in their town. In similar news, Evansville is going to be hosting a ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of Ron Geary before Friday's home game. Laubscher Meadows Landfill will dedicate "Ron Geary's Corner" for the dumping of toxic waste.
  24. 2 points
    Norfolk just picked up 2 Forwards from Atlanta. Could that mean Tayler will be on the move?
  25. 2 points
    Not my pick either, but no way Gandara should be dropping them and then screaming at the bench to get the guys fired up.
  26. 2 points
    I cant figure out this team. It seems we play 1 period of good hockey and nothing for 2 periods. All year we have yet to score in a game first. They know how to get a crowd quiet in the first period. Plus I cant understand for the life of me why we never have someone in front of the opposing teams net. We have guys constantly passing the puck from behind the goal to the front of the net but no one is ever there to receive it. Then you go to the other end and our goalies have to play peekaboo all night trying to keep an eye on the puck with no help from teammates trying to clear them out from in front of them. Our team gives our goalies no chance unless they control it on the first shot. If its a rebound we are in trouble. Only defenseman that has impressed me is Sova. He looks like he knows what hes doing out there. Everyone else makes careless mistakes in our defensive zone. We supposedly have all this speed but the only one who shows it and looks like they play hard every shift is Russell and Mele. I would say its their stamina but we always come out flat in the first period. If your constantly getting outplayed every first period, the common sense would tell you its either your teams skill level or the system you play. But we are having the same exact problems as last year. Getting killed in shots about every game. Looks like other teams know exactly where their teammates are going to be to pass the puck, while we look clueless out there passing half the time. Im just getting frustrated, seems like you get a different hockey team every period. Nothing is consistent. Sorry about my venting, I could go on about a few more things but im stopping here. Hopefully we can figure something out or we are in for another long season of losing.
  27. 2 points
    I don't blame Trudel one bit for reporting it to the league...he had just got beat 2 straight games by the Ice Flyers and it is a rule that is put in place to be followed, not broken.
  28. 2 points
    Massimo and Brad both told Bes that they were not returning to the SPHL for the upcoming coming season. Was that info relayed to the new team? No it wasn't! Kalisz did not want to play for Bes. Several players left for Europe for the same reason. Pensy will figure it out later. Let's see who returns for next season. Bes has the worse record for the playoffs.
  29. 2 points
    I have no idea ... what you're typing in your various posts on this topic NOR what the Bulls horn sounds like. Good luck in your quest.
  30. 2 points
    HEARD TOBY THE OWNER WENT TO HIS A-- PRETTY HARD TOLD HIM HE WOULD BE NEXT OUT THE DOOR IF SH-- DONT CHANGE FAST.
  31. 2 points
    I thought everything was spot on except that we were the better team Friday night. I didnt see it. We didnt start playing until we were down 2 it seemed. Then we scored one and seemed to go flat again. You can check Brian Gardner out tonight. He is going to be on the the sin bin SPHL podcast.
  32. 2 points
    If you or I had spent OUR money to save hockey in Fayetteville like Chuck and Jeff did, then we could make all the choices. Until then.....
  33. 2 points
    IN THE ZONE | The Knoxville Ice Bears Pro Hockey's Persistent Popularity in an Appalachian City By Al Lesar - Cityview Read more at: https://cityviewmag.com/the-knoxville-ice-bears/
  34. 2 points
    Just watched their eight goals on video - frame by frame. Our goalies were too far out of the net, a couple of defensemen out to lunch, and WAY too many shooting opportunities for the Havoc. The Havoc passes extremely well for this early in the season. BUT....no reason to circle the wagons yet! This was not the 54th game, the 44th game, the 34th game...or even the 24th game. It was only the FOURTH game. Still 52 regulation games to go. Plenty of time to dial-in and fine tune strategies, passing, defense, accuracy, and special teams. GO MARKSMEN!!!
  35. 2 points
    http://www.roanoke.com/sports/roanoke_rail_yard_dawgs/former-club-player-spraggs-gets-a-chance-at-pro-hockey/article_b54cc9cc-f0af-5e69-8724-d82ae5294af4.html
  36. 2 points
    Making the trip down from Knoxville to watch the game can’t wait
  37. 2 points
    Per the Transaction Log, Bonar got loaned to Atlanta today. Well deserved. Pensacola 11/01/17 DEL Bonar, Sean (G) loaned to ECHL Atlanta
  38. 2 points
    From the PHPA CBA: Is a Player required to pay his own Moving Expenses during the Season? Any Player who is traded, claimed, or assigned during the season shall receive reimbursement for reasonable moving expenses for the Player, Spouse, and his children from the acquiring team. In the event the Player is traded during a road trip, the acquiring team shall reimburse and allow the Player to return to the prior Home territory in order to secure his personal effects. Hope this helps a little bit.
  39. 2 points
    Dear Josh, You're welcome. Sincerely, The Thunderbolts.
  40. 2 points
  41. 2 points
    So I think we can all agree that the PJ Star stream-of-semiconsciousness was NOT Mr. Eminian's finest piece of journalism.
  42. 2 points
  43. 2 points
    I have to admit that I love that Zamboni. Very cool.
  44. 2 points
    One or the other has lysdexia.
  45. 2 points
    https://twitter.com/Marksmen_Hockey/status/924019411891183616/photo/1
  46. 2 points
    Here is a pic form last night. They have the stands down to the glass and starting on the corners. The old scoreboard mounts are gone and ready for the new Jumbotron. You can see the new LED lighting in the arena. This should be a loud arena and a easily packed one.
  47. 2 points
    The Fayetteville Marksmen: Much more than professional hockey By Leslie Pyo - Up & Coming Weekly - COVER STORY Read more at: http://www.upandcomingweekly.com/entertainment/the-fayetteville-marksmen-much-more-than-professional-hockey
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    The boards are up in the arena
  50. 2 points
    Sean Bonar keeps playing like that.....Bes wont have him much longer.
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