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Everything posted by HockeyRoanoke

  1. They had both this year, mostly before the season started. Its tough to find time in the week once things get going to host such events.
  2. Just curious, what do you think needs to be more exclusive for season ticket holders?
  3. I don't think we have to worry about Hockey going anywhere anytime soon, unless something goes severely wrong. I will say if Hockey does leave again odds are it won't be back. But with all the investments the McGinn family has made in the area I really don't think we have to worry about that.
  4. GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. With the ECHL season over, will we see a couple guys return? Armstrong and Goz in particular?
  6. Both sides of the story is all I'm trying to give, as fans its easy to sit back and knit pick everything these guys do ( players and coaches ) they live their lives under microscopes. Do I think Bremner believes he made the right decision for the team, sure it's his team and he knows what's best. Do I agree with it? No but that doesn't matter because it's not my call. Is this sport a business? Hell yeah, if you're not in it to win it and make money why are you in it? And you're absolutely right, these things do happen all the time in sports from top to bottom however that doesn't make it any easier on the families who live it. I sympathize with them because of their child, I know how expensive and stressful it can be. I don't doubt for a minute if he wishes to continue his hockey career he will find a landing spot next year and be great at it. I wish him and his family all the best!
  7. Here's some insight to what happened, I suppose it wasn't mutual. Keep in mind when reading this, its just venting and I don't read it as anything detrimental to anyone involved. https://thehockeynomad.blog/2018/04/09/getting-released/#more-997
  8. From what I understand, yes. If the Dawgs beat Peoria they will be back at the Berglund Center for round 2.
  9. This week because the PBR minor league tour is in town, so its still a dirt surface. The lancerlot is being converted back to an ice arena ( It was the primary arena for hockey in roanoke before this happened https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1993/03/16/storm-upstages-game-brings-down-the-house/6e2c804e-6808-4d6c-bc6a-591ec2afc7b1/?utm_term=.db43a2b61e95 ) it was bought by a local group and will serve as a practice rink for the dawgs and also fill a desperate need for ice for the Roanoke youth hockey program. The Berglund Center will still be used for games and practices for the Dawgs, VT and Youth Hockey but the Lancerlot will help with some scheduling hurdles.
  10. It's always tough for spouses of athletes, they're in the stands and hear all the noise but they also see the other side at home. It's harder for them to drown out the noise when they're essentially helpless in the situation. I wouldn't take it as a personal attack from her ( she only called you out by some made up name ) I would just take it as her defending her husband and they just got some news that changed their whole world yesterday. I know its the nature of the business but that still doesn't make it any easier with a new wife and a newborn.
  11. His wife seems to be a fan of yours
  12. He's married with a new born, that can't be easy in minor league hockey. The departure may have been a mutual decision
  13. I think if you have a chance to get Armstrong back you make room
  14. I was going off last year's format, were they played 3 games in 3 days in 3 different locations.
  15. They could but you have to admit 3 out of the last 4 against them have been demoralizing. Peoria looked like men among boys at times out there, now I would hope officiating will tighten up so hopefully Peoria won't be able to get away with their usual crap.
  16. Roanoke is a physical team under Bremner but that plays right into a bigger and faster Peoria team. Anything can happen though
  17. Maybe, it will be tough for Peoria though. Playing the same team for the 5th time in a row, we will see
  18. Roanoke and Peoria will open up the series on Wednesday night at Liberty University’s LaHaye Ice Center. Game one’s puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM. The Dawgs and Rivermen will then move the series to Peoria for game two on Friday night at the Owens Center, the Rivermen’s practice arena, at 7:15 PM CDT. Game three, if necessary, will be played on Saturday night at 7:15 PM CDT at the Owens Center.
  19. Could be likely, Peoria took the wind out of Roanoke the last 2 weekends but we will see. With Evansville there Peoria may be inclined to go that route for travel purposes.
  20. Predictions on tonight? I think we end up with Macon or Huntsville
  21. http://pointstreaksites.com/view/roanokerailyarddawgs/news-1147/news_501902 The Rail Yard Dawgs have clinched a spot in the President’s Cup playoffs! We don’t want you to miss out on the first postseason game in franchise history, so here’s everything you need to know: FIRST ROUND Each team is guaranteed a home game every series and for the Rail Yard Dawgs in the first round, this will be played in Lynchburg at Liberty University’s LaHaye Ice Center. Berglund Center ice is not available during the first round due to a previously scheduled event. The time and date of this game is still yet to be determined – we will have this information following the SPHL Challenge Round Selection Show on Sunday night. CHALLENGE ROUND SELECTION SHOW WATCH PARTY On Sunday, April 8 at 6:30 PM we will be hosting a watch party for the SPHL Challenge Round Selection Show. The show will be produced by the SPHL and broadcasted live out of Huntsville, Alabama with veteran sportscaster and the Voice of the Birmingham Bulls, Eli Gold anchoring the coverage alongside long-time NHL player, coach and broadcaster Terry Crisp. During the show, the top seeds in the postseason will select which of the bottom four seeds they would like to challenge for the first round of the playoffs. This is when we will learn who the Dawgs first round opponent will be. It will take place at Berglund Center in the Special Events Center. This is not a ticketed event and concession stands will be open. TICKETS Individual tickets for the first round home game at LaHaye Center will go on sale as soon as the opponent, date and time of the game is set. All seats will be general admission for $13. They will be available for purchase online or the day of the game at the LaHaye Center box office. Any games that will be played at Berglund Center later in the postseason will be as follows: Platinum Level: $21 Gold Level: $17 Silver Level: $15 Bronze Level: $12 General Admission: $9 With the exception of the general admission seats, children’s tickets will be discounted two dollars. Ticket packages for the entire postseason are also available, call the Rail Yard Dawgs office at 540-344-3294 to inquire. It’s an exciting time to be a Rail Yard Dawgs fan! Come out in full force so we can make some noise in the playoffs!
  22. Interesting, hopefully he'll be back and didn't pack it in for the year