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About Roanokehockey
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    Roanoke, VA
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  1. Brock McGinn, one of the owners of the Dawgs, signed a new 2 year contract with the Canes. It will pay him $875k this season and $900k next season. Congrats, Brock.
  2. Absolutely agree. Even the local FOX station did a story on the hockey camp. Things like this and the Parents weekend they did during the season should help to really grow Roanoke's hockey reputation.
  3. The NBC affiliate also did a nice story on the hockey camp. Good stuff.
  4. Jamie, Tye, and Brock McGinn, the majority owners of the Rail Yard Dawgs, held their second annual youth hockey camp in Roanoke this week with over 120 youngsters participating. All 3 are on NHL contracts - Jamie with Arizona, Brock with Carolina, and Tye with Tampa Bay. It was amazing to watch them interact with the youth players - very humble young men. For the 120 kids that participated, it had to be the experience of a lifetime to get to skate with, and receive instruction from 3 NHL players. Roanoke is fortunate to have these guys.
  5. Keeping thinking positive thoughts. My bet is that the Snakes will come back next year. We're all pulling for you!
  6. What a fantastic letter. I am now a fan of his for life.
  7. At first glance, some interesting observations: Eight of the first nine games are at home. During the year, there are seven 3 games in 3 days stretches, which is always tough. The Dawgs and the Marksmen will get to know each other really well - 13 games between the two teams, while the Dawgs only play 3 games each with Evansville and Birmingham. HOME AWAY Fayetteville 7 6 Knoxville 5 5 Huntsville 2 2 Macon 3 4 Evansville 2 1 Pensacola 2 2 Peoria 2 3 Birmingham 2 1 Mississippi 3 4 Let's Go Dawgs.
  8. It was released this afternoon.
  9. A total of 23 Friday-Saturday dates along with Thanksgiving night. Thanksgiving night used to be HUGE for the Express. Hope the same holds true for the Dawgs.
  10. Ouch. That may have been true in the past, but I've been really impressed with the new owners. They seem to have a good connection with the Fayetteville community and their resumes are certainly impressive. In listening to the press conference, they seem "to get it." I expect to see a huge improvement in Fayetteville's attendance in the future. I'm certainly pulling for them - we need every team in the league to be financially strong.
  11. Even though they may be our rivals, I will admit that this video game me chills. Very, very well done, Fayetteville.
  12. Very, very impressed with the new owners and leadership. They seem to "get it" and I think they will do a great job of getting butts in seats and creating excitement in Fayetteville. Great job with the press conference.
  13. The Fayetteville Marksmen - I like it.
  14. Posted on the Dawg website earlier today.
  15. That's interesting. Here's the link to the story you referenced. It wouldn't make sense for Peoria to release their protected list early, but there's also no reason for Sam to say they were due on Friday if they weren't. Oh well, I guess we'll know soon enough.