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About Roanokehockey
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    Roanoke, VA
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    Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs
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  1. Very well-deserved. Congratulations, Brad!
  2. Brain Gardner gives us one final blog before the offseason. Man, I'm going to miss these guys. So Long for Now
  3. Bob McGinn told the Booster Club last week that they were very pleased with Dan (duh) and that he would be returning next season.
  4. Bears pouring it on, now 6-2. WOW!
  5. Expansion

    I couldn't agree with you more on Richmond. In the old days, Richmond-Roanoke was a really good, heated series. Unfortunately, the big roadblock today is that the city of Richmond can't figure out what to do with the Coliseum. Now there's a sliver of hope although the final product is probably a couple of years away. Bring Hockey Back to Richmond has an awesome Facebook group that has been very active, and here's one of the latest posts on the subject: This is just my opinion, but when you combine certain rumors, different reports from the local news outlets, and the Coliseum online calendar I'd say the Coliseum's days are numbered and the city of Richmond is about to have a new state of the art venue. The City Council meeting to approve NH District Corp's lone bid to replace the Coliseum and develop the surrounding area will be just a formality by the time it actually gets to them. If you go by the Coliseum's online calendar of events there is nothing booked beyond the first week of June and there are unconfirmed rumors that the Coliseum is no longer booking events for the upcoming year (again these are just rumors.) But if you look at the timeline I could see it playing out like this, in the next couple of months we'll see a press release that the Mayor is more than satisfied with NH District Corp's proposal and then he will rush this through to be approved by City Council. SMG will be kept on to manage the Altria and the Dominion Center for the Arts through December when their contract comes to an end. The staff at the Coliseum will have 90 days to pack up anything that the city finds valuable or reusable and come September NH District Corp will take over the building and plan the demo. The reason I think it plays out like this is because the people involved with NH District Corp are some very powerful and influential people who have put a great deal of money and resources into this project already. Buckle up it could be a very exciting Spring and Summer here in the RVA... or it could be business as usual. Either way we need to stay positive and vocal about our desire to have hockey return. If they build this new Coliseum teams and leagues will come knocking and we need to continue to show that we are willing to support it. Fingers crossed that this might happen.
  6. Here's the video highlights from WDBJ7. Nice Coverage
  7. Here's the story from the Roanoke Times. Spot on, IMHO. Roanoke Times
  8. Agree on all counts. I thought the Dawgs played really, really well, but Peoria jumped on the mistakes they made. And I thought the crowd was off the chart loud - Coach Dan and the players all commented on that post-game. Tall task heading to Peoria, but it's one game at a time. Let's Go Dawgs!
  9. Leaving in just a few minutes. Let's Go Dawgs!!! I believe!!! Apologies to Utah State
  10. The Roanoke Times

    Coach Dan looked like a man possessed at the Challenge round show Sunday night. I think Peoria will get the Dawgs best shot!
  11. Update On LancerLot

    Huge salute to the folks that made this happen, including the Dawgs, who are minority investors. Since the Dawgs came into existence, the number of kids in youth hockey as well as adult hockey has skyrocketed so it gives additional ice availability for all those players. Another positive thing about the Lancerlot is that it gives the area two ice pads, so the Roanoke Valley will be able to bid on hockey tournaments, which will be a good thing for the economy. Finally, as you pointed out, it will provide the Dawgs a place to practice whenever there's no ice at the Berglund Center, especially those 3 week in February when the ice comes out for the monster trucks, etc. Presently, the Dawgs either stay on the road the entire week, or have to travel to Liberty to practice, both of which are expensive.
  12. Roster Moves

    Duh. I just realized that Norfolk's season is now over. No conspiracy at all.
  13. Roster Moves

    Interesting roster move in Peoria today... Winger Chris Horn returns to Peoria after a lengthy call-up to ECHL Norfolk, where he tallied 14 goals and 16 assists in 30 games for the Admirals. So Robbie Ftorek sends Horn back to Ftorek just in time to make Peoria's postseason roster as they prepare to play the Dawgs. Hmmmm. Peoria also got another player back from Colorado today, so maybe it really is a coincidence.
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