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Everything posted by HockeyRoanoke

  1. http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/future-of-quad-cities-hockey-amid-move-to-sphl/1179074192
  2. Not sure, however I'm certain that the players don't buy their own gear ( Helmets, Sticks, Gloves, Etc. ) I would say some gear is kept for practice and tryouts while other stuff is liquidated to make room and help with the purchase of next years gear.
  3. I don't think this stuff is the players personal equipment, I think this is the stuff provided by the Rail Yard Dawgs organization
  4. Last night during the 2nd intermission on the Dawgs broadcast they had Bob McGinn on and he was talking about attending the SPHL board meetings next month. One of the topics that he mentioned to be discussed was expansion and a few markets were interested in becoming part of the SPHL. Anyone have any insight or guesses as to who may be applying for membership?
  5. If you miss it he always puts up podcasts, you can go back through all of the interviews from this season
  6. Yeah, you can listen live on wfir website or Greg Robert's Facebook where you can actually watch the live stream
  7. Tune into Greg Robert's on 107.3 every Wednesday during the season at 5. He normally has a few Dawgs on with him to talk about what's going on in their world. On a side note, I was in Knoxville this past weekend for the UT spring game and decided to take the kiddos over to the ice bears game. Haven't been in the Coliseum in 6 years and after experiencing that Friday night I'm all the more thankful to the rail yard dawgs organization.
  8. 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.
  9. Just curious, what do you think needs to be more exclusive for season ticket holders?
  10. Expansion

    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.
  11. GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. With the ECHL season over, will we see a couple guys return? Armstrong and Goz in particular?
  13. Roster Moves

    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!
  14. Roster Moves

    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
  15. Update On LancerLot

    From what I understand, yes. If the Dawgs beat Peoria they will be back at the Berglund Center for round 2.
  16. Update On LancerLot

    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.
  17. Roster Moves

    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.
  18. Roster Moves

    His wife seems to be a fan of yours
  19. Roster Moves

    He's married with a new born, that can't be easy in minor league hockey. The departure may have been a mutual decision
  20. Question

    Well, crap
  21. Question

    I think if you have a chance to get Armstrong back you make room
  22. Peoria

    I was going off last year's format, were they played 3 games in 3 days in 3 different locations.
  23. Peoria

    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.
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