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  1. 3 points
    I spoke with Havoc staff about the above posts. An ATO and a PTO consists of 3 games. Whether the player plays in those 3 games does not matter- once a team's 3 game span is up, the ATO or PTO is over (unless of course the player gets released before the 3 games are up). Each team has a max of 5 ATOs allotted. A player can be signed for up to 3 consecutive ATOs (i.e. a total of 9 games) without counting against the 19-man team roster (but of course only 18 can dress each game) or the salary cap. He is not paid a salary but is paid a per diem rate, which is why he can still sign an ATO (or up to 2 more) and still be considered an "amateur". Doc
  2. 2 points
    Eh I thought it could be over the line, so that’s fair. That’s why I tried to address that it was just something I heard, and could not confirm nor deny factitiousness. Sorry, my bad.
  3. 2 points
    This is one source ...
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  6. 1 point
    " I'm too drunk to taste this chicken " Colonel Sanders
  7. 1 point
    First, he is a good player most of the time; but when he makes an error, he goes all out to make it egregious. Second, I think Carr is FOS and many players recognize it. I suspect McMartin was aware of that and that is why he found himself traded.
  8. 1 point
    Yes he's a strong defender,probably most likely will be a full time ECHL player next season.enjoy him while yalll have him..
  9. 1 point
    That is based on if each team finishes in those positions. Roanoke cannot just win out unless P'cola loses 1 game. If P'cola wins out, Roanoke will finish 8th as their max points is set at 64 and P'cola's is 65.
  10. 1 point
    Speaking of traded/released KNX players-We've been pleased with Brandon McMartin so far. 5 games, 4 goals, 2 assists and a +10 rating. Not a bad exchange for FC.
  11. 1 point
    Lonny will not last into next season. His antics are likely to catch up with him very soon, and his skating looks quite poor. There has to be a deeper issue at play here than just on-ice performance with Marcus Ortiz. In reviewing some of Carr's prior maneuvers, I wonder if he is threatened by stronger personalities? He seems to dispose of that type of player much too easily.
  12. 1 point
    They might handle Roanoke, but B'ham and Huntsville will be tougher. Teams and their numbers to clinch their position: Peoria Rivermen -- 5 points or 3 games to clinch 1st Birmingham Bulls -- 10 points or 5 games to clinch 2nd Huntsville Havoc -- 9 points or 5 games to clinch 3rd Knoxville Ice Bears -- 12 points or 6 games to clinch 4th Fayetteville Marksmen -- 12 points or 6 games to clinch 5th Macon Mayhem -- 10 points or 5 games to clinch 6th Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs -- Can only clinch 7th, should Pensacola lose a game. Roanoke's max points attainable is 64, 1 less than Pensacola, so Roanoke would need for P'cola to lose Pensacola Ice Flyers -- Not applicable to clinch 8th
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    I think Fayetteville has one of the toughest remaining schedules. They finish the season with 5 road games. After their final home game this Friday against Huntsville, the Marksmen travel to Roanoke (1), Birmingham (2), and Huntsville (2).
  15. 1 point
    Officially in the playoffs and date clinched: Peoria Rivermen -- 2/15/2019 Birmingham Bulls -- 2/22/2019 Huntsville Havoc -- 3/1/2019 Knoxville Ice Bears -- 3/8/2019 Fayetteville Marksmen -- 3/15/2019 Macon Mayhem -- 3/15/2019 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs -- 3/16/2019 Pensacola Ice Flyers -- 3/17/2019 Now, it's all in a battle for the finishing spots.
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    Pryce is not on the ice for warmups. Also, just saw Wilbur's jersey......they have it spelled Wiblur, so looks like equipment manager has a job to do after game.
  19. 1 point
    From Thomas Pope's twitter Thomas Pope @FO_ThomasPope More Remember, the @Marksmen_Hockey play at 3 pm today - and it’ll mark the debut of Sam Wilbur, whom they had obtained in a trade but was w/#ECHL Rapid City. ct message
  20. 1 point
    You call that "fun"? And The Perfesser wants you to know "current existing" is redundant.
  21. 1 point
    I really didn't like that quote the coach gave the Fay Observer about volunteers making mistakes. First of all, some of those volunteers have been doing it for 10+ years and know when a puck crosses a line. Second, the final decision goes to the ref, who consulted with the goal judge and linesmen. So, to say, basically, "I think that wan't a goal but the free help screwed up" is rather petty.
  22. 1 point
    Maybe we can upload a photo of Justin Levac and have an amber alert put out with his picture on a milk jug so we can find where he is at. It looks like it may take that.
  23. 1 point
    Just use this formula if ever in question. (Maximum points available for trailing team - current points of leading team + 1) / 2 Once you have the result, then just round up to the nearest whole value, for example, if it says 2.5, it would be 3 in real time usage.
  24. 1 point
    With the way Peoria, Birmingham and Huntsville are playing, the best you guys can hope for is 4th. This could be bad for you guys because you will be stuck with whomever was not chosen by the top 3 squads! I say this, because, even with an overtime or shootout loss, combined with a Birmingham win, you guys stand no chance of reaching 2nd in the standings. The best then you can hope for is 3rd or 4th, but we also know how Huntsville is too.
  25. 1 point
    Jordin Tootoo makes a hero’s return to Rankin Inlet By Cody Punter - The Globe and Mail Read more at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/article-jordin-tootoo-makes-a-heros-return-to-rankin-inlet/
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    Evansville Thunderbolts sign 7-year-old fan By Paige Hagan - Ch 14 News Read more & watch video at: http://www.14news.com/2019/03/16/evansville-thunderbolts-sign-year-old-fan/
  27. 1 point
    With a name like that he must have to carry around an extra set of underwear! Sorry I couldn't resist that one. I'm sure he has probably hears something like that often.
  28. 1 point
    Coach mentioned on the coaches show that White had to get back to college soon. I take it he wouldn't be available for the playoffs. If I'm looking at the roster correctly Tatrn's spot will be filled with Wilbur or Osaka. Coach also mentioned he would have to talk with WIlbur to see if they could reach a "mutual agreement" about him coming in.
  29. 1 point
    I agree as well. I feel like I often have no idea what is going on with the team. I wish the team would put out more stuff than a driving with the Dawgs episode every few weeks. While, I like those videos I do wish they’d talk about more things that are relevant, I guess. Even though I have season tickets and check this website often I sometimes forget that Roanoke has a team. Of course, I’m being a bit dramatic but it has to feel that way for more casual fans.
  30. 1 point
    I agree. In Fayetteville they started a weekly coaches show back in January. Now there's no need for fans to have to speculate on what is going on with the team. The coach fills us in on what is going on. Without a coaches show or something similar we as fans either speculate (this forum is a great place for it) or we just sit back and admire how good the boys look in their sweaters.
  31. 1 point
    The agent used the wrong terminology. Go into a restaurant with open seating and you see a sign on a table stating reserved means someone owns that table. Ask the agent what seats are available in the lower section and you should get a better reply. We don't have this issue in Fayetteville. A lot of people purchases nose bleed seats and move down if no one is sitting in those seats. Good luck!
  32. 1 point
    3/13/19 https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/154431/brian-bachnak Peoria Bachnak, Brian (LW) signed amateur tryout
  33. 1 point
    Sorry- I am in a service profession but my game-day duties involve taking care of the teams and staff, not beer-drinking fans in the stands. Doc
  34. 1 point
    Do I think this team is more likely a first round exit than a winner? Yes. Do I think l we are an easy target for Peoria to pick because JGT is 8-1 against Bremner? Absolutely. But some of you are seriously overreacting saying this is a disaster of a road trip. We are 3-4-1, and have played the best team in the league and the hottest for 5/8 games. What do you expect? That’s about how everyone else around us has fared against them lately. And the prediction that we go pointless in our final four home games is probably the greatest overreaction of them all.
  35. 1 point
    Hausy can play left wing.....still doesn't change the fact that we have to many forwards.
  36. 1 point
    A player does not have to play all 3 games on a 3-game tryout. However, all 3 games a team plays over that span count towards the 3 game total. So it's effectively "use 'em or lose 'em".
  37. 1 point
    I agree with your thinking on Wilbur. Tatrn would seem to be the best choice for IR. (IMO) He has been out of a lot of recent games . It's nice to have problems of too much talent, but the solution is no easy by any means.
  38. 1 point
    He's diversified, he goes by Minor League Rando now.
  39. 1 point
    I think if Wilbur clears waivers and makes it to Fayetteville this weekend he'll be in the line-up. Coach traded for his rights for a reason. He'll want to get him in the flow so to speak to get him ready for the playoffs IMO. Interesting question about whether Osaka and White have to be in the line-up by rule- I don't know the answer. Like Vette mentioned if someone is banged up -wink- wink- maybe they could go on IR. It's a good place for the team to be in- too much talent vs too little.
  40. 1 point
    Why is the safety of the officials so special? EVERYONE (not just "especially our officials") should be afforded safety and security at the arenas. "we must keep in mind the safety of our players, coaches, fans, and especially our officials."
  41. 1 point
    Robbie didn't have that snazzy fluorescent green jacket when me 'n' Mrs. JMC saw Elmira play their inaugural games in Danville last fall. It must've made conditions a lot easier for that cameraman to focus on the post-horn action.
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    I suspect she meant to say it was "GOLD Reserved", meaning you better have a GOLD credit card to afford it. Otherwise you'll have to sit in the SILVER Reserved section with your Discover Card.
  44. 1 point
    Wrestlemania is NOT "sports"..........but then, neither is the FHL..........now I forget where I was going with this..........
  45. 1 point
    Actually they are not. Soskin outright owns Port Huron and Danville and is partial owner with 3 others for Winston-Salem. One of the owners also owns Mentor. Watertown is owned by IHL which is owned by Kirnan, who also is majority owner and runs the FHL. Emira is independent. Now with that said, Soskin may own, but Scott Brand is the true person that runs the Thunderbirds. And Brand really knows what he is doing as far as entertainment goes and putting on an event for fans that isn't just a hockey game. This won't kill the FHL necessarily. But I have to think this really hurts the image for expansion. Elmira and Winston were really the role models. And to have this crap happen is very amateurish. Also FWIW, I do not like the celebrity contracts. Thunderbirds have done 3 this year. Most other teams have done at least 1. Elmira signed a lady goalie for 1 game a few weeks ago.
  46. 1 point
    My guess would be to try and avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest since one of their writers is Fayettville's media guy. I say that because it definitely seemed like their coverage of the SPHL dropped of significantly after Shawn took the job in Fayettville.
  47. 1 point
    A few notes. First don't give up so fast. If you want a team with a drive, then as a fan you need to have a little faith yourself. Remember Pensacola has been the hottest team in the league. I did not like the look of the 5-0 loss Saturday night for sure. But I would have surely laid my money on Pensacola for Saturday night considering it was the home rebound game coming off of a heartbreaking home loss to the same team from the night before. About the absence of Justin Levac, I really don't know but again would I guess he was held back off the roster temporarily as there was no space on the roster. I am guessing (and only guessing) that Justin Levac will eventually replace Cam Owens as Owens has one game to go on his 3 game tryout amateur tryout. I did notice Evan Schultz was waived from Evansville today. If I had anything to do with it and Roanoke was high enough on the waiver order to get him, then I would claim him. He had skill, speed, grit and good promise last year. He could be a very good addition to a playoff roster. Moving Calvin Miska and Roberts Locans sure made our transaction action look like we took the short end of the stick. Both are producing for their new teams and Pensacola and Knoxville are streaking. But then again, there are only so many spots on the roster and somebody had to go. And who could have predicted the Schwartz debacle. The whole league has been rather unpredictable at times. And it will morph a little more before the playoffs begin. We are definitely not high in the power rankings right now, but its not going to be power rankings that decide the games. It will be done with the right combination and winning the matchups on the ice. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
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