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  1. Did anyone complete the google forms survey that Roanoke tweeted out? What things would you like to see improved for next season? I’m not talking about the team I am talking about ticket packages, in game entertainment, merchandise, etc.
  2. I am terrified of hockey leaving Roanoke again. I guess it's because we've had so many different teams and people are quick to lose interest. I hope that does not happen again! If Roanoke loses another hockey team then I am going to move. I am spoiled by having hockey so close I do not want to live without it!
  3. I think it is almost 100% certain that Schneider will not be back which I hate because I really like him!
  4. I like Gustafsson but I like Russell more. However, I think we got a similar and better player in Witzel and Gustafsson turned out to be a real asset. Ftorek's one contribution to the team!
  5. I hope Fayetteville does not fold! I went to one of their games and it was a ton of fun despite Roanoke losing. I honestly think the in game entertainment, and merchandise is way better than Roanoke!
  6. I can't think of one good decision.
  7. I made my list with the mindset that Mele would be gone but I would have him on the list for sure. I also saw that he wasn't protected last year which is crazy. I think it's another example of Ftorek not knowing what he had/no knowing what to do with players. It was really hard to make a protected list for me, we have some quality players now.
  8. I've heard that he is done after this season but I don't know how true it is. I do know that he has his real estate license so maybe he actually wants to make decent money. EDIT: I went back and looked at the Roanoke Times article about his real estate stuff and Mele said he hopes his hockey career doesn't end anytime soon but who knows? I don't even remember who I heard it from so please take it with a grain of salt. I really hope he continues to play.
  9. I don't know if you saw it and I don't know which player it was but one guy from Peoria gave the finger to the crowd while leaving the ice at the end of the first period. What did Hagaman do?
  10. I will never EVER let it go. 20 years from now when all the children of the current roster play for the team I will still talk about it!
  11. Also, I would like to add that Peoria is pretty classless and not gracious winners.
  12. Well, I guess if we would have kept Spraggs and Moroso then we would have won 10-0. All kidding aside, I am so impressed by the team. The fact that a team who just a few short months ago did not even have a win in regulation and could barely even string back to back wins together are now in the playoffs and played a very close game against the number one team. Everyone has been saying this for many months now but they look like a completely different team. They're faster and much more physical. Of course, there are some things they need to improve on but they are playing very well. I do like that the team proved that they can hang with Peoria especially since many fans have been saying that Peoria was going to wipe the floor with them. It was a very close game and I think Roanoke could have easily won. The game winning goal was a tough one since it was on an odd man rush which came from a few players mishandling the puck. One of my biggest critiques from last night is Vernace choosing to dump the puck in situations when he could have carried it into the zone. Also, we need to get more bodies in front of Peoria's net. Put Beer or Porter in front and let them battle it out in front of the net! Overall, great game by the Dawgs and I am excited to watch the rest of this series. If Roanoke loses this series they still have a lot to be proud of, they have come a very long way and are without a doubt the most improved team in the league. I really think Bremner deserves coach of the year.
  13. You're the coach. Who do you protect? From what I understand, Schneider is done after this season and I also heard that Mele is done too. Here is who I would protect: Goalies: Barone Zenzola Defensemen: Sova Rowland Bakker Fowards: Guyon Beer Garvin Murray Witzel Porter Tatrn Gandara
  14. Quad City has been thrown around since they are leaving the ECHL but other than that I don't know. I really want Richmond to get another SPHL team for a close rivalry.