Dawgs falter late, fall in OT 3-2

ROANOKE, Va. – The Rail Yard Dawgs surrendered a lead in the final minute of regulation and went on to fall to the Macon Mayhem in overtime, 3-2, Saturday night at Berglund Center. Both CJ Stubbs and Lincoln Griffin had a goal and an assist in the loss. With the Dawgs trailing, 1-0, in the third […]

Wojtala’s heroic effort secures Marksmen weekend sweep

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Crown Coliseum would play host to many acts of heroism on Saturday Night, as over 3000 fans packed the arena for a night of Super Heroes and celebrating the real life heroes of the Cape Fear Valley NICU. With a crowded Crown, the Marksmen would put on an entertaining effort enroute to […]

Dill, Rail Yard Dawgs blank Mayhem 2-0

ROANOKE, Va. – Henry Dill made 29 saves and Jeff Jones scored twice as the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs shut out the Macon Mayhem, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at Berglund Center. Dill registered his first career SPHL shutout and the Dawgs blanked an opponent for the first time this season. The Rail Yard Dawgs wasted little time […]

Dawgs drop one in Knoxville 4-1

KNOXVILLE, Tn. – The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs allowed three goals in the second period and ultimately were beaten by the Knoxville Ice Bears, 4-1, Friday night at the Knoxville Civic Complex. Knoxville opened the scoring in the first period while working on the power play. Dwyer Tschantz hit Stefan Brucato cutting from the left wing […]

Thunderbolts outlast Storm 7-4

With a strong start, the Thunderbolts built up enough of a cushion to outlast a late Quad City push, adding two empty net goals to win over the Storm, 7-4.  The Thunderbolts next home game will be on Saturday, January 17th against the Quad City Storm for Star Wars Night.  The Thunderbolts will be wearing specialty […]

Rivermen lose early lead, fall to Ice Flyers 4-2

Peoria, IL – Alec Baer and Alec Hagaman scored for the Rivermen, but a 2-0 lead evaporated with three Pensacola goals in the second, en route to a 4-2 Ice Flyers win. The loss marks Peoria’s second home loss of the season and fourth regulation loss overall. With the loss, Peoria falls to 20-4-3 but […]

SPHL announces suspension

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 18, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Saturday announced the following suspension: Huntsville’s Chance Braid Huntsville’s Chance Braid has been suspended one game as a result of his actions in Game 137, Birmingham at Huntsville, played on Friday, January 17. Braid was assessed a match penalty under Rule 48.5, Illegal […]

Rail Yard Dawgs found a loyal employee in defenseman Armstrong

By Aaron McFarling, The Roanoke Times (Photo by Stephanie Klein-Davis) Travis Armstrong’s bond with the city of Roanoke began unwittingly, more than 2,000 miles away. It was May 17, 2016, and Armstrong was enjoying a daylong hike near Calgary, Alberta, — far enough off the grid that he couldn’t get any cell service. When he […]

Rivermen outduel Ice Flyers for 5-4 victory

Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen and Pensacola Ice Flyers met for the first time in the 2019-20 campaign, earning a shootout win in front of 2,589 fans in attendance. The game featured four ties and four lead changes before Jordan Ernst capped the Rivermen victory with a shootout goal in the sixth round of […]

Åhman having strong rookie year for Storm

By Bobby Metcalfe, Quad-City Times As a rookie, Mathias Åhman is usually charged with some of the less glamorous tasks on the team — picking up pucks and collecting water bottles to name a few. But it’s safe to say he’s enjoying the pro game. “It’s been amazing, compared to college,” the Quad City Storm defenseman said. “There’s no […]