ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs erased a three-goal deficit and tied the game at four in the third but allowed a late goal and ultimately fell to the Knoxville Ice Bears, 5-4, on New Year’s Eve at Berglund Center. Colin Murray put up two goals and two assists in the loss.
Trailing 4-1 early in the third period, the Dawgs began to chip away. Murray blocked a shot and fed Jesse Schwartz streaking down the right wing. Schwartz picked up the puck and fired a wrister past Hayden Stewart to cut the deficit to two.