ROANOKE, Va. – Steve Mele had a hat trick, Jacob Caffrey made 12 saves on 12 shots in relief and the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs dropped the Pensacola Ice Flyers in a shootout, 4-3, Friday night at Berglund Center.

The Dawgs started the scoring in the first period when Jordan Carvalho forced a turnover behind the net. He picked up the loose puck and fed Colin Murray for a one-timer that he blasted past Brian Billett to make the score 1-0.

Pensacola answered about a minute and a half later when Eddie Matsushima streaked into the zone and went give-and-go with Brian Morgan to tie the game at one. Roanoke cracked back quickly however with Mele’s first of the night. Ben Bauer fed him from the right wing boards for a tap-in back door goal and the Dawgs once again led, 2-1.


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