RAIL YARD DAWGS ROSTER UPDATE: Balazs Goz Called up to ECHL Norfolk

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December 31, 2017 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs

News Release

ROANOKE, VA - The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs announced on Saturday that defenseman Balazs Goz has been called up to the ECHL's Norfolk Admirals. It is his first career appearance in the ECHL.

Goz joined the Rail Yard Dawgs on November 30 and has appeared in 10 games with one assist. A native of Miskolc, Hungary, he spent the last three seasons for DVTK Jegesmedvek Erste Liga, a European professional league in Hungary, Romania and Austria. In the 2016-17 season Goz registered two goals and 12 assists over 37 games played. During 210 career games in Erste Liga, he has recorded 12 goals and 44 assists.

An updated roster is attached.

Roanoke returns to action on Saturday night at home against the Fayetteville Marksmen. Puck drop at the Berglund Center is scheduled for 7:05 PM. The first 750 fans through the door will receive a Rail Yard Dawgs pint glass. Gates open at 6:00 PM.

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Brian Gardner

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs

Broadcasting and Media Relations Manager

Cell: 703-678-5165

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Roster

As of 12/30/17

COACHING STAFF Dan Bremner Head Coach Travis Johns Athletic Trainer Gavin Bechtol Equipment Manager

# FORWARDS (12+1) SHOOTS HT WT BORN AGE HOMETOWN 2016-17 CLUB(S) 5 KRAVTCHOUK, Chris L 6-3 235 4/18/93 24 Stuart, FL Dayton (FHL) (14-15) 8 BRONNER, Phil R 6-3 215 5/28/89 28 Wilbraham, MA Evansville, Roanoke 9 GANDARA, David L 5-9 180 10/29/92 25 Canyon Lake, CA Roanoke 10 MOROSO, Mike

R 5-11 190 9/4/91 26 Macomb, MI Roanoke 11 MELE, Steve R 5-11 180 8/22/89 28 Bronx, NY Roanoke 17 BEER, Matt R 6-0 205 4/20/90 27 Corunna, Ontario Port Huron (FHL) 18 TELLSTRÃ-M, Mathias R 6-2 205 10/16/96 21 Linköping, Sweden Metro Jets (NA3HL) 19 VERNACE, Daniel R 6-1 205 11/7/91 26 North York, Ontario Evansville, Fayetteville, Roanoke 20 TATRN, Zach- IR

R 6-2 205 2/14/91 26 Lower Burrell, PA Port Huron (FHL), Roanoke 23 TIUTCHENKO, Viktor

L 5-10 175 5/26/96 21 Prokopyevsk, Russia Utah Outliers (WSHL) 25 GUSTAFSSON, John L 6-1 185 1/5/92 25 Ljungby, Sweden Pensacola 26 SPRAGGS, Riley R 5-9 200 11/23/91 26 Vernon, BC Columbus, Pensacola, Roanoke 28 BABENKO, Dmytro R 6-0 200 8/13/95 22 Kharkiv, Ukraine Roanoke

# DEFENSEMEN (4+1) SHOOTS HT WT BORN AGE HOMETOWN 2016-17 CLUB(S) 4 SOVA, Joe L 6-3 200 5/8/88 29 Berwyn, IL Peoria, Mississippi 7 SCHNEIDER, Nick R 5-9 180 12/14/84 33 Roseville, MN Roanoke 16 LOVE, Taylor R 6-3 215 4/27/92 25 Mission Viejo, CA Danbury (FHL) 21 BAUER, Ben R 5-11 190 10/27/91 26 Lancaster, PA Columbus, Roanoke ROWLAND, Brian - IR

L 5-10 200 9/10/93 24 Waltham, MA Norwich University

# GOALTENDERS (2) GLOVE HT WT BORN AGE HOMETOWN 2016-17 CLUB(S) 30 BARONE, Brad L 6-0 195 12/2/90 27 Medfield, MA Mississippi 31 ZENZOLA, Matt L 6-5 220 7/20/93 24 San Deigo, CA Pensacola PRONUNCIATIONS Dmytro Babenko - duh-MEE-tro buh-BANK-o David Gandara - gan-DAIR-uh Balazs Goz - buh-LAZSH (like Bella- gio) gozz

Chris Kravtchouk - krav-chuck Mike Moroso - more-OH-so Steve Mele - meal - e Zach Tatrn - TAT-urn (rhymes with Saturn) Mathias Tellström - muh-TEE-us TELL-strum Viktor Tiutchenko - tee-u-CHEN-ko Daniel Vernace - verr-NACE (rhymes with FACE) KEY: 3 GM - On three-game tryout contract IR: On Injured Reserve EBUG: Emergency Back-up Goaltender

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