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Roanokehockey

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  1. I actually think WDBJ7 is the best of the local stations. Their problem is they only have two full-time sports people - Travis Wells and Victoria Wood, who is 6 months into the job. That spreads them really thin in ability to cover sports in general. Still,, last year Zac Glover (who has left the station) actually went on the bus trip to Fayetteville to cover parents weekend and did a great job with the story. . I saw Travis doing 4-5 interviews the opening day of practice, but they didn't even air sports that night because of the local flooding. A saw a bit on Cody last night5 so they are probably just trying to work it in as they can. Since they have added the 10:00 news on WZBJ, the deadline to get footage shot and edited makes it tough to get anything but the 1st period. Overall, it's a tough balance for them.
  2. Well said. Sending positive vibes and prayers your way!
  3. He actually started before Gavin left so Gavin got a chance to show him the ropes. Gavin told me at a Salem Red Sox game that Tyler was first class and was going to do a great job.
  4. Aaron McFarling wrote a nice column in today’s Roanoke Times on the Dawgs! i remember him saying two years ago that the question on the Dawgs was sustainability. I guess they answered that question. Roanoke Times
  5. In case Dawg fans missed it, Bob McGinn was on Greg Roberts Live on Wednesday. The complete show is linked below - well worth the listen. Bob's portion starts at about 40 minutes in. Some highlights: The McGinn received Greg's "Anchor All Star" Award for the week "This is our year - we WILL contend" Cody Dion is a "moose. He can do it all." He needed a change of scenery and he wanted to come to Roanoke. He was signed a couple of months ago, but the team kept it under wraps "because we didn't want the rest of the league know what we're doing." Michael Economos is as "tough as nails - will run through a wall for you" Jeff Jones, "all he does is score goals. A point a game guy." A few more signings coming soon, including some very strong goaltending. "Not saying the SPHL Goalie of the Year is returning, but...." SPHL expansion WILL happen next year - possibility of two teams. Mentioned Richmond as "very logical," but pointed out that they don't have a rink. But it doesn't take too long to build a rink if the city wants i to happen. He's never been so excited about a team before. Going to very strong and entertaining. Greg Roberts Live
  6. The Facebook video of just McGinn's segment is now on You Tube. Facebook Video of just Bob McGinn
  7. Club 611 is an area under the concourse where the Dawgs typically entertain their corporate sponsors. It's sort of a high end lounge with big screen TVs and some nice couches and tables. I believe every season ticket holder gets passes to visit a couple of times a year, but I'm not 100% sure.
  8. Don't playoff games count? Dion has played 28 of those in addition to the 222 regular season ones.
  9. The 3 McGinn brothers, majority owners of the Rail Yard Dawgs, held a charity street hockey tournament in their home town of Fergus this weekend that raised over $120,000 for the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters. They continue to give back to thier communities. Nice job. WRAL Story Featuring Brock
  10. Here's the six finalists: http://railyarddawgs.pointstreaksites.com/view/roanokerailyarddawgs/news-1147/news_508564
  11. I remember reading this article where Schultz says he wasn't fighter before getting drafted by the Flyers and going to Salem. Fights in his two games and the rest is history!!!! Hammer Time
  12. Gavin's post on Facebook was just like him - pure class. I am very proud and excited to announce that I will be joining the Rapid Cith Rush in the Echl for the 2018-2019 season. Allison and I are very excited to take this next step in our hockey journey! It's also a very bittersweet feeling because it means I will be leaving Roanoke and the Rail Yard Dawgs. The community of Roanoke and The Dawgs Organization is nothing but 1st class in everything they do. You guys absorbed my family and myself without question and made us feel like we were apart of yours. Roanoke will always hold a special place in my heart and I just wanted to thank everyone for the hospitality and all the support. Thank you so much for this opportunity. I will never forget the fans, player, and staff of my 1st pro team you guys are the best!
  13. Very well deserved. If you have ever talked to him, you could "feel" how much pride he put into his work. First class guy.
  14. Interesting Column from Aaron McFarling in today's Roanoke Times. Interesting Points I do think having local owners BEFORE the announcement would have helped them tremendously. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.
  15. Did anyone notice Bob McGinn's comment on Facebook: "We are just getting started Dawg fans... more exciting signings to be announced soon... I am pumped for this season!!" Exciting times ahead.
  16. Virginia Tech ice hockey has a "big announcement" scheduled Friday - it may be connected,
  17. Man I hate to read that. Good luck to Matt. We will certainly miss him in Roanoke
  18. Aaron Mcfarling of the Roanoke Times did a story on that topic last year. Odd Jobs
  19. That's good stuff! Imagine being a kid and getting to skate with NHL players.
  20. Pretty sure that's a Berglund Center issue - you can't play road games if you don't have ice. At least the team will have the Lancerlot to practice, which is a plus over the past.
  21. Very well deserved!!! The future is bright.
  22. Yes he did. Greg Roberts said Gandara called him this morning before the protected list was released and told him he was hanging it up. Per Greg, David was playing hurt much of this year and has a couple of surgeries scheduled in the near future and just said his body couldn't take it anymore. He went on to ask Greg to tell the folks in Roanoke how much he enjoyed playing here ("he said he couldn't believe how much fun he had playing in Roanoke"). Best wishes, young man. We enjoyed having you here as well.
  23. What's the league definition of a veteran? Vernace has played 100 games in the ECHL/SPHL. Thanks in advance.
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