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Ditto everything you said! 
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From: The Peoria (IL) Journal Star Sports


Thanks for posting, Rh, good stuff.

If Brian Gardner keeps up these blog posts, please post & link them in this thread for a running tab as the RYD season rolls on.



Just came from the rink and talked to the Havoc staff. Teams are allowed 19 players on contract (in addition to any on IR), but only 18 are allowed to dress and be on the bench. Doc
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Very nice story, always glad to hear what goes on behind the scenes.  Happy to see The Roanoke Times pick up an article like this one.  Can't wait until Friday!!!!!!!
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Why do most of the people in the picture have Blackhawks logos where The Wheel should be?

Good luck Tommy!

I am intrigued. There are so many factors that could influence a 1 seeds decision. Say the six seed is the 1 seeds top rival, or the 5 seed has no home ice available, or maybe the 8 seed has had the 1 seeds number all season or travel costs could play into it.


I mean being top seed is supposed to give you an advantage in the playoffs so why not give them the choice of who they play instead of just assuming that being paired against the bottom is the best advantage for them.
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I will not be able to make it sadly, but will be there for the exhibition game and first game

About time for him to enjoy the family life.

Rule changes:

78.5 Disallowed Goals – Apparent goals shall be disallowed by the Referee and the appropriate announcement made by the Public Address Announcer for the following reasons:

(i) When the puck has been directed, batted or thrown into the net by an attacking player other than with a stick. When this occurs, if it is deemed to be done deliberately, then the decision shall be NO GOAL. A goal cannot be scored when the puck has been deliberately batted with any part of the attacking player’s body into the net.

79.2  Defending Zone - Play will not be stopped for any hand pass by players in their own defending zone. The location of the puck when contacted by either the player making the hand pass or the player receiving the hand pass shall determine the zone it is in.

85.5  Face-Off Location - Notwithstanding this rule, should an attacking player cause the puck to go out of play or become unplayable in the attacking zone, the face-off shall take place at a neutral zone face-off spot or at a face-off spot in the zone from which the puck left the ice, whichever is less advantageous to the attacking team.

When the attacking team shoots the puck towards the opponent’s goal from inside the attacking zone and it hits the goal post or crossbar and goes out of play, the ensuing face-off shall take place at one of the end zone face-off spots in the attacking zone. When the same happens but the puck is shot towards the opponent’s goal from any other zone, the face-off shall take place at the nearest face-off spot in the zone from where the puck was shot. If, however, the attacking team shoots the puck into the zone and a delayed off-side is indicated, or if the attacking team contacts the puck with a high-stick or bats the puck with a glove and it then deflects off the goal post or crossbar and goes out of play, the ensuing face-off shall be in the neutral zone outside the offending team’s attacking zone.

87.1 Time-out - Each team shall be permitted to take one (1) thirty-second time- out during the course of any game, regular season or playoffs. All players in- cluding goalkeepers on the ice at the time of the time-out will be allowed to go to their respective benches.

No time-out shall be granted to the defensive team following an icing.

80.4, 81.4 & 81.5 are also supposed to have changes, but none were indicated (except 80.4 is missing).
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from PNJ.com


The Pensacola Ice Flyers and Head Coach Jeff Bes announced their 2017-18 training camp roster.


The following players will be competing in the training camp. Forwards Martin Gruse, Brendan Gulka, , Stephen Hrehoriak, Jeremy Johnson, Robert Lepine, Garrett Milan, Shayne Morrissey, , Daniel Tedesco, Mitch Vandergunst., Jessyko Bernard, Corbin Chapman, and Josh Cousineau, Defensemen Ryan Ruikka, Anthony Calabrese, Nathan Bruyere, Mike Baker, Mark Esshaki Kyle Haines, Glenn Patterson and Brandon Parrone, and goalie Gregg Dodds, ,

From: The Peoria Rivermen > Schedule



Read it in an article by a guy who covers the Americans.


Also, Lamacchia and Robertson both cut today by ECHL teams. ECHL transactions for today were just released about 15 minutes ago.....

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Things like that are always good to read about. Thanks for posting, JIB. 

Great article JB!!!

Great read. Thanks for posting it, jb. 
One of the SPHL's true success stories.

It's a well prepared presentation, but it's so hard to get municipal backing on these arena projects right now.

Good read. 

AL.com provides a little local publicity for this critical role on the team ...


Only one i can think of is Craig Skudalski, who played for us for a few games is going to an AHL camp.  I could see them all sticking in the ECHL.  But I believe the ones in AHL camps, like Armstrong won't be back.

I think Pensacola's coach likely has more insight, and Fayetteville is not willing to risk having nothing remaining from a situation they cannot control or probably understand with their connections to the player.  I guess it could be the other way around, however, if the Fayetteville coach is well connected with Bonar's ECHL coach.

I'll drink to that...

Ditto Greg's topic title.  A bit of web-reading indicates that CML is tough to diagnose because the symptoms are wide ranging & common to other diseases, so Brian is lucky his medical team came to an actionable conclusion.  Looks like there are several treatment options as well, so that should be some comfort.  Boyle's published family history of cancer doesn't seem to indicate that was a contributor to his form of disease, but the fact that his Dad beat his own cancer should have set a good example for Brian's recovery.  Good luck & God bless the entire Boyle family.

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