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About vicvegas
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    Roanoke, VA
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    My family, Sports of all types, and riding my motorcycle
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  1. SPHL expansion 2018-19

    That sounds a lot like what happened in Roanoke with the Vipers, after they left we were without hockey for ten years. My understanding is that several potential owners attempted to bring teams back but the Vipers left such a sour taste in the civic centers mouth they wouldn't give any of them a lease. Thankfully I guess Bob McGinn really had his act together enough to convince them to give him a chance.
  2. I have always loved Johnny Torts, my first season watching Roanoke hockey was when he was coaching the Lancers. I literally just showed this exact video to my wife a couple of weeks ago. She had never watched any hockey before we went to the first Dawgs game last season and now she is a huge fan. We were watching a playoff game and they showed a clip of Torts walking out of an interview and she thought it was hilarious so I had to educate her about Tortorella and that video was what I showed her. Eta: She actually asked me during the part you were talking about if he was talking about the Penguins lol, so it is that obvious that someone who has only been following hockey for 2 years knows.
  3. Check out @SpiritJrA’s Tweet: Unless I am missreading something, Porter has decided to retire from playing and move into coaching.
  4. My biggest suggestion was hot water in the restrooms.
  5. Peoria

    Does anyone know if Hagaman traveled down for the game or stayed home with his newborn?
  6. Peoria

    I don't think the confusion was about which team you were referring to, I believe the confusion was as to which facility you were talking about (Liberty vs. Owens Center).
  7. I tend to agree with that, but I am not necessarily counting out Pensacola taking us. Pelham civic center is 239 miles from the Bay center, 240 miles from Landers Center and 268 miles from Knoxville Civic Coliseum so if they take Knoxville or Mississippi then game 3 basically becomes a neutral site with equal fans from both teams.
  8. Not name related but has anyone heard anything related to Columbus recently? When the Fidel Jenkins deal went belly up Combs made it sound like there were other promising prospective owners but there hasn't been any other news since then that I have heard.
  9. Is there a hard set rule of travel distance to determine high seed- low seed- high seed vs low- high- high scheduling or is it a case by case thing? I assume Roanoke is the one team that wouldn't be a home opener for Peoria but a couple of the other teams seem a bit of a stretch as well for having to travel twice, especially with not starting until Wednesday.
  10. Playoff watch and predictions

    I read a player interview (I can't remember who the player was) where the player talked about being traded for future considerations that ended up being the one team paid for the other teams hotel bill the next time they came to town.
  11. The 18th or the 11th? Packages went on sale this morning for season ticket holders. If you purchase the package you get 8 tix per seat (all marked date tbd), 2 possible Liberty games and 6 for the Berglund Center. I assume that is just covering possible games if an opponent has availability issues giving us additional games.
  12. Playoff watch and predictions

    I have my doubts the league would allow that. I know Sharkies said thats the benefit of being the higher seed but I have never at any level seen a playoff play out with the lower seed not getting any home games (unless its an issue on their end). To screw the lower seed out of their home game because of scheduling issues at the higher seed seems a bit unfair to say the least. If in fact the league doesn't allow Pensacola have the first 2 games and because of that they have to give up their second home game, I could see them choosing Roanoke since our games are atleast on semi-neutral ice.
  13. Thanks for the clarification. P.O.
  14. https://www.echl.com/echl-transactions-april-2-2018
  15. I thought they had to play 5 games with your team to be eligible.
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