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About Roanokehockey
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    Roanoke, VA
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  1. Based only on opening weekend, it looks like a great trade for Pensacola - Bonar gets a shutout for the Ice Flyers and it appears that Lammachia hasn't reported to Fayetteville. You just never know in this league.
  2. I think Brian did an AWESOME job on this. Good stuff.
  3. Last year's opener was painful. The Dawgs had a packed house just waiting to explode and they never had the chance to do so because of the shutout. Then the next night, they scored 4 goals on the road at Knoxville. Hopefully, this year will be a better result.
  4. RAIL YARD DAWGS SET OPENING NIGHT ROSTER 14 of 21 skated for Roanoke in 2016-17 ROANOKE, VA – The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs announced on Thursday the full opening night roster for the 2017-18 season. 14 of 21 players on the roster appeared in at least one game for the Dawgs during the 2016-17 season. The list is headlined by 2016-17 All-SPHL Second Team defenseman Nick Schneider, who served as the first captain in franchise history. Six players will be competing in their first full professional season. The Dawgs will begin the season with forward Colin Murray on Injured Reserve and rookie forward Viktor Tiutchenko on a three-game tryout contract. Head coach Sam Ftorek will set his captains prior to Friday night’s puck drop. The full roster is below. Roanoke will open the second season in franchise history on Friday at 7:05 PM against the Fayetteville Marksmen at the Berglund Center. # PLAYER SHOOTS HT WT BORN AGE HOMETOWN 2016-17 TEAM 8 Phil Bronner R 6'3 215 5/28/89 28 Wilbraham, MA Evansville, Roanoke 9 David Gandara L 5'9 180 10/29/92 24 Canyon Lake, CA Roanoke 10 Mike Moroso R 5'11 190 9/4/91 26 Macomb, MI Roanoke 11 Steve Mele R 5'11 180 8/22/89 28 Bronx, NY Roanoke 12 Colin Murray - IR R 6'4 215 11/6/89 27 Oshawa, Ontario Roanoke, Greenville, Elmira 15 Evan Schultz L 5'7 175 4/30/93 24 Durahm, NH Salve Regina U, Roanoke 16 Yong Jun Lee R 5'10 180 2/4/85 32 Seoul, South Korea Anyang Halla (Asia League) 17 Paul Russell L 5'8 180 4/26/93 24 Andover, NH Norwich University 19 Viktor Tiutchenko - 3 GM L 5'10 175 5/26/96 21 Prokopyevsk, Russia Utah Outliers (WSHL) 20 Zach Tatrn R 6'2 205 2/14/91 26 Lower Burrell, PA Port Huron (FHL), Roanoke 26 Riley Spraggs R 5'9 200 11/23/91 25 Vernon, BC Columbus, Pensacola, Roanoke 27 Mitchell Mueller L 6'4 225 9/17/94 23 Bakersfield, CA Peoria, Danville (FHL), Roanoke 28 Dmytro Babenko R 6'0 200 8/13/95 22 Kharkiv, Ukraine Roanoke DEFENSEMEN # PLAYER SHOOTS HT WT BORN AGE HOMETOWN 2016-17 TEAM 4 Joe Sova L 6'3 200 5/8/88 29 Berwyn, IL Peoria, Mississippi 5 Christopher Kravtchouk L 6'3 235 4/18/93 24 Stuart, FL Dayton (14-15 FHL) 7 Nick Schneider L 5'9 180 12/14/84 32 Roseville, MN Roanoke 21 Ben Bauer R 5'11 190 10/5/91 26 Lancaster, PA Columbus, Roanoke 23 Brian Rowland R 5'10 200 9/10/93 24 Waltham, MA Norwich University 24 Travis Armstrong L 6'5 215 4/23/90 26 Smith Falls, Ontario Roanoke, Norfolk, Manchester, Idaho, Indy GOALTENDERS # PLAYER GLOVE HT WT BORN AGE HOMETOWN 2016-17 TEAM 31 Ryan de Melo L 6'2 205 10/9/90 27 Brampton, Ontario Roanoke 30 Brendan Leahy L 6'2 210 5/7/93 24 Reading, MA Providence College
  5. Travis Armstrong

    Here you go...and Armstrong is indeed on the team. http://pointstreaksites.com/view/roanokerailyarddawgs/news-1147/news_494553
  6. Nice story on the Dawg Booster Club. Lots of hard working folks pitching in to help the Dawgs. http://www.roanoke.com/sports/roanoke_rail_yard_dawgs/mad-about-the-dawgs-roanoke-booster-club-makes-life-comfortable/article_b29d9bfe-8cbf-5c9b-aa46-1326213fbc4b.html
  7. Travis Armstrong

    Hmmm. Well you can't teach being 6'5" and 215 like Armstrong. The Dawgs just announced that the Opening night roster will be announced Thursday morning so we'll know for sure tomorrow.
  8. Roster

    Where is Massimo Lammachia? I thought I saw where he got cut from the ECHL team? Thanks.
  9. On Friday, the word in the rink was that he wanted some "time off" from hockey. He went to Australia immediately following the SPHL season so he hasn't had a break for over a year.
  10. 2017\18 New Playoff Format

    Per this article from NBC, the owners were indeed consulted: A week after meeting with Bammer, Combs met with the league’s owners and received zero pushback about the idea. The new playoff format was widely embraced as the group felt this was the future of the hockey. Personally, I think it adds a whole new level of intrigue to the playoffs. The first place finisher has a interesting decision to make as does the #2 team. Imagine the backlash if you "handpick" your opponent and then lose. Ouch. http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2017/10/16/sphl-gets-creative-adopts-pick-your-opponent-playoff-format/
  11. The Dawgs released their remaining practice schedule today. From their press release: The Rail Yard Dawgs will not practice on Sunday but will return to the ice for practice on Monday at 10 AM. All training camp practices are open to the public. Roanoke will finalize its opening night roster on Wednesday. The remaining training camp practice schedule is as follows: Monday, October 16: 10 AM-12 PM, 2PM-4 PM Tuesday, October 17: 10 AM-12PM, 2 PM-4 PM Wednesday, October 18: 10 AM-12 PM
  12. Riley's wife just tweeted that they are on the way to Roanoke!
  13. Per Jeremy Beirnes' wife on Facebook, Jeremy has made the Wheeling team. The Nailers have made their final cuts and Jeremy is staying. Glad for him, but he will be missed in Roanoke.
  14. Per the ECHL Transaction log, DeMelo got released by Wheeling on 10/6. I hate it for him, but will be glad to have him back with the Dawgs (assuming he clears waivers)
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