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Dawgs, Ice Bears prep for home-and-home

Two teams who’ve endured uneven starts to the 2019-20 SPHL season will square off this week as the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs and Knoxville Ice Bears play a home-and-home beginning Friday night in Tennessee.

Roanoke (1-2-1) earned its first victory last weekend at Macon before falling 5-1 to Fayetteville in its home opener this past Saturday. Knoxville (1-2) has dropped a pair of one-goal decisions to Evansville and Fayetteville while earning its lone win in a shootout at Fayetteville on Oct. 19.

It’s early, of course, but the Dawgs are currently last in the league with 2.0 goals scored per game. They’re ninth in the 10-team circuit with 3.3 goals allowed per contest.

To read the full article, visit the Roanoke Times.

Photo: Don Peterson