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About Roanokehockey
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  1. Ftorek Interview

    Absolutely agree with you on all counts. We need to get this party started on Thanksgiving night!
  2. Well, the "myth" was actually one dog year equals 7 human years, but it's way more complicated than that. If you own a dog, you've heard this rule: 1 year for Fido equals 7 years for you. Turns out, the math isn't that simple. Dogs mature more quickly than we do early on. So the first year of your fuzzy friend’s life is equal to about 15 human years. Size and breed also play a role. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger ones, but they may mature more quickly in the first few years of life. A huge pup might age more slowly at first, but be nearing middle age at 5. Tiny and toy breeds don't become "seniors" until around age 10. Medium-sized pooches are somewhere in the middle on both counts. https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/how-to-calculate-your-dogs-age Since it's that complicated, the 20 minutes equals an hour is close enough. After all, it's all about marketing...:-)
  3. Ftorek Interview

    Here is this week's Gene Marrano interview with Sam Ftorek. https://soundcloud.com/gregrobertslive/grl-gene-marrano-talks-with-head-coach-sam-ftorek-of-the-roanoke-rail-yard-dawgs-1122
  4. Well, the previous theory was that 20 minutes in Dawg Years equals an hour in people time - thus "Yappy Hour.". Now an hour = an hour.
  5. New Dawgs Blog is UP: "Back on Track" Includes one blurb on Sova: "Thursday’s win didn’t come without any casualties however as Joe Sova left the game in the third period with an apparent lower-body injury. No word on the severity of the injury yet but it did not look good in the moment. Losing Sova for an extended period of time would hurt. Hoping for the best for him." Here's the Blog https://dawgstalk.wordpress.com/
  6. Well THAT was fun

    Me, too, my friend. Me, too.
  7. Well THAT was fun

    Channel 10 has now loaded the video highlights from Thursday night. https://www.wsls.com/sports/hockey/rail-yard-dawgs/dawgs-win-in-ot-thriller
  8. Well THAT was fun

    I’m fairly certain that it’s simply lack of media coverage in general. The Roanoke Times hasn’t sent a reporter to a game since opening night - they are simply using the Dawgs’ recaps for the paper. Hard to get quotes if you don’t send a reporter. Hats off to Channel 10 for sending one last night that stayed to the end of the game. Channel 7 will send someone to shoot some video during the game but they usually will leave before the game is over. Hopefully that will improve after football season
  9. Well THAT was fun

    The Dawgs also got good coverage from channel 10 last night. On the live version, they also had video of all the goals - unfortunately it doesn't look like they put the video online yet. https://www.wsls.com/sports/hockey/rail-yard-dawgs/dawgs-win-in-ot-thriller
  10. If there was EVER a hockey game that the Dawgs HAD to have, I think it was tonight and they delivered with a 6-5 overtime win over Macon. There was still lapses (hello, Ryan deMelo), but somehow they found a way to get the game in the win column. It was fun seeing the fans celebrating in the concourse - who knew one win would be the cause for such joy. A huge congratulations to Steve Mele for recording FIVE assists (interestingly, he only had one shot himself) and to Colin Murray for his two goals, including the game winner. It's sort of ironic that the only two Dawgs wins this year have come at the expense of the defending champs. Against the rest of the league, the team is 0-4-1. It's a fun night to be a Dawg!
  11. New Blog posted: Weekend Preview. https://dawgstalk.wordpress.com/2017/11/15/weekend-preview-mayhem-and-ice-bears/
  12. Because of the limited coverage from the Roanoke Times, I hadn't heard any comments from Coach Ftorek about the season so far. This interview was on WFIR today. https://wfirnews.com/local-news/dawgs-coach-sees-silver-lining
  13. Considering the Dawgs start to the season, I decided to change things a bit and start a new thread on the Dawgs Insider Blog. Per Brian's notes, "It’s the age-old saying, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." Maybe this will change things on the ice as well. I do appreciate his candor in his blog. I think everyone is frustrated with the team's start. https://dawgstalk.wordpress.com/
  14. Greg, I hope you're right, but I'm concerned. When the Dawgs beat Macon on the road to go 1-1, I felt really, really good about this team. We had 7 home game in front of us, the first two against an Evansville team that had given up 11 goals in two previous games. I was hoping we would get on a roll, but then boom - two home losses. Then we have Mississippi coming to town who just gave up 7 goals in their last game. Boom - two more home losses. We have stretches where we play really well. Then we have other stretches.......... It's a bit disheartening, but there is a lot of hockey to play. Fingers crossed, hoping for the best.
  15. Dawgs Talk Blog

    Riverking Preview is now posted. https://dawgstalk.wordpress.com/ I hope Brian's right when he says: Just my thought on things going into the weekend but I feel like these are some fairly big games. You never want to dig yourself into an early hole and with a flat showing this weekend, that could be exactly what the Dawgs are staring at. Having watched some of the practice this week though and just being around the guys, I would be shocked if that was what happened. I’d say you’ll see an energized hockey team hit the ice on Friday.
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