Dawgs clinch playoff berth with win over Havoc
The Rail Yard Dawgs ended Huntsville’s nine-game winning streak, defeating the Havoc 4-2 at Berglund Center on Friday night. With Roanoke’s win and Birmingham’s loss to Knoxville, the Dawgs have clinched a spot in the 2022 President’s Cup Playoffs. Nick Ford, Travis Broughman, Brady Heppner, and Nick DeVito scored for Roanoke.
Lady Flames Hockey Team makes history with fourth national championship
Liberty University’s No. 1-ranked ACHA Division I women’s hockey team netted four unanswered goals to break open a 1-1 game midway through the second period and raise its record fourth consecutive and fifth overall National Championship trophy with a 5-1 triumph over Midland (Neb.) University on Sunday afternoon at the Centene Community Ice Center’s USA Arena.
Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs will not play this season, citing the coronavirus pandemic
ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs have announced that the franchise will opt out of the upcoming 2020-21 season. The organization made the announcement Tuesday, citing the “ongoing COVID-19 conditions that impact statewide restrictions on mass gatherings and events.”“Today is a tough day for the team,” said Rail Yard Dawgs President Mickey Gray. Robyn Schon, general manager of the Berglund Center, hopes fans continue to support the Rail Yard Dawgs. “We regret that we won’t see our beloved Dawgs hit the ice this season, but we understand the challenges and stand behind the organization’s decision. Along with the Rail Yard Dawgs, the Quad City Storm, Peoria Rivermen, Evansville Thunderbolts and Fayetteville Marksmen have opted out.
Dedicated fan base plays key role in keeping revenue going for Dawgs
ROANOKE, Va. With the uncertainty surrounding sports on the daily, Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs President, Mickey Gray, knows anything can change at the drop of a hat. One of those changes has been the usual October start date for the Southern Professional Hockey League. Weve been selling a lot of jerseys, a lot of merchandise, that type of stuff in the summer. The bottom line is, our season ticket holders and sponsors have once again taken care of us. With current phase 3 government regulations, entertainment venues must adhere to social distancing guidelines and can only have 1,000 spectators.
SPHL Announces Target Start for 2020-21 Season
HUNTERSVILLE, NC The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that it is targeting mid-to-late December for the start of the 2020-2021 regular season. Delaying the season was a difficult decision, but I believe it was the responsible thing to do when taking everything into consideration.The 2020-2021 regular season schedule and playoff format will be announced at a later date. About Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) Now entering its 17th season, the Southern Professional Hockey League is comprised of 10 member teams located throughout the southeastern and midwestern United States. Headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina, the mission of the SPHL is to provide a quality family-friendly entertainment product structured inside an economic model that is viable for small and mid-size markets and arenas. For more information about the SPHL, visit the leagues website at www.thesphl.com.
Bubble-free life means MLB players, coaches must be careful
PHOENIX Baseball's bubble-free environment is an anomaly as the sports world tries to come back amid the coronavirus pandemic. Arizona Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen said he'll be constantly reminding everyone in his organization about the delicacy of the current situation. The younger guys that are single that, you know, tend to be a little bit more social, Woodward said. The first step toward a successful season is getting all the players to their home cities. Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn said his team's travel department has a busy week ahead, but that they've been planning on this scenario for quite a while.
Rail Yard Dawgs fall in overtime to Huntsville
ROANOKE, Va. – Jake Theut made 42 saves on 44 shots and Joe Sova netted his first goal of the season but the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs fell in overtime against the Huntsville Havoc, 2-1, Friday night at Berglund Center. The Rail Yard Dawgs rewarded Theut and opened the scoring early in the second period. Theut made 42 saves on 44 shots, Sova netted his first goal of the season and Milosek had 25 saves in the Huntsville net. The Rail Yard Dawgs moved to 1-7-2 with the overtime loss while Huntsville improved to 5-5-1. Puck drop at the Von Braun Center is scheduled for 8:00 PM and the pregame show on the Haley Toyota Rail Yard Dawgs Hockey Network begins at 7:45 PM.