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  1. SPHL referees

    I think it has a lot to do with fans misunderstanding of the offsides rule. They see an opposing player in the zone during a puck dump and start screaming their heads off.
  2. Thought we got cheated on the one goal and a few no calls tonight. Gritty effort by the guys, I'm impressed with this new attitude and blue collar brand of hockey. Great job boys!
  3. Those hating on Sova either A. Know nothing about hockey or B. Haven't been paying close attention. The guy is playing 30 plus minutes a game, he's a tough and physical player. Schneider on the other hand, not so much.
  4. It's time for Schneider to find a new home, Mele with the C and Sova with the A. See you guys tonight and Go Dawgs!
  5. Tough night, the boys were gased. Hopefully they'll get tomorrow off to get their legs back before another 3 game set. 4 out of 6 possible points isn't a bad weekend though. Hopefully help is on the way not to wish anyones ECHL stints short.
  6. He's actually 2-1-1, however I agree with you on just needing the right coach. There was a different feel last night a new found excitement in the air. I expect a larger more rowdy crowd to pour in tonight, see you guys there and GO DAWGS!
  7. Good to see the dawgs take out a years worth of frustration on the Marksmen tonight
  8. What about Bronner? He's not getting younger, stays hurt it seems like and just isn't very physical.
  9. Who are the first 3 guys you would trade or place on waivers?
  10. Lancer Lot Confirmed

    You think Roanoke is going to leave the SPHL?
  11. From Valley Youth Hockey Ice Rink Returning to the Lancerlot Sports Complex Vinton, VA – Plans were unveiled in Vinton earlier today that deliver a second full sheet of ice to Virginia’s Blue Ridge, as Penalty Box Partners LLC confirmed that they have purchased the Lancerlot Sports Complex. The previous owner of the Lancerlot, Henry Brabham is credited as the founder of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and a 2008 inaugural member of the ECHL Hall of Fame. The Lancerlot itself was previously home to the ECHL Virginia Lancers as well as the Roanoke Valley Rebels. “The effort to establish additional ice in Virginia’s Blue Ridge has been a collective effort of local hockey and ice sport enthusiasts for several years,” stated Jason Pollard, Managing Partner, Penalty Box Partners, LLC. “The Lancerlot Sports Complex has a great deal of history and connection to ice hockey in Virginia’s Blue Ridge and our group is thrilled to be able to return ice to this facility in our effort to grow ice sports. All of our partners in this venture are committed to the community and have a true love and affiliation with ice hockey and ice sports. Penalty Box Partners maintains its’ local ties to the community as players, parents of players, fans of hockey and ice sports as well as actively living and working in the community.” In recent years, the Lancerlot Sports Complex has primarily operated as a membership-based fitness center, equipped with exercise and weight training equipment, several basketball and racquetball courts, a walking track, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The new owners plan to maintain the existing memberships and operations of the fitness center and swimming pools, although they are planning to modernize some of the fitness and exercise equipment and reallocate various interior spaces to increase overall efficiency and function of the building. Penalty Box Partners intends to maintain the current staff levels at the Lancerlot as well as add full and part time employees to support the ice rink. Penalty Box Partners have contracted with Balzer and Associates and Lionberger Construction, both Roanoke based firms, to handle the design and construction of the $2 million dollar investment that will restore a full sheet of ice to one side of the facility that previously held several combination basketball and tennis courts. Construction is expected to begin by February and the owners expect the ice to be ready for community use in the fall of 2018. The financing of the complex was made possible through Freedom First Credit Union. “This project lent itself perfectly with our mission of helping communities thrive. The Lancerlot has an amazing history and we are happy to be a part of bringing ice hockey back to Vinton.” stated Freedom First President/CEO Paul Phillips. The Lancerlot’s addition of a second sheet of ice in Virginia’s Blue Ridge will provide an additional practice location for Roanoke’s professional hockey team, the Rail Yard Dawgs, as well as serve as a primary practice and game location for several local collegiate club hockey teams and offer the region the ability to host hockey tournaments and skating competitions. The facility will also be reestablished as a base of operations for Valley Youth Hockey Association as well as the RVAHA and the RNCHL, both adult hockey associations. The second sheet of ice will also provide additional opportunities for adult recreational hockey, public ice skating and recreational figure skating. “We have a great partnership with Berglund Center and are so very appreciative of the facility and what they do to support hockey in Virginia’s Blue Ridge”, stated Bob McGinn, Majority Owner Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs. “The availability of a second sheet of ice within the region is critical to the success of the franchise and the growth of the sport at the youth level”.
  12. It will only serve as a practice facility for the RYD but will be even more important to Valley Youth Hockey and VT Hockey
  13. From what I understand the final decision was made Friday
  14. That the Lancerlot has begun preparations to install a new ice rink in the next few months. The track will remain but boards and ice will be put down in place of the basketball court, indoor soccer court and tennis court.
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