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Rail Yard Dawgs Announce 2020-21 Protected List

May 1, 2020 - ROANOKE, Va. - The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs and head coach Dan Bremner announced on Friday the team's protected list for the 2020-2021 season. Per SPHL rules, each team is allowed to protect 13 players who finished the previous season on their roster. This retains the rights of these players for the Rail Yard Dawgs - they are not able to sign with any other SPHL teams. Players who were left off the protected list are free agents and may sign with any of the nine other SPHL franchises. Roano... Full Story

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Travis Armstrong Named to All-SPHL Second Team

April 10, 2020 - ROANOKE, Va. - The Southern Professional Hockey League announced on Friday that Rail Yard Dawgs defenseman Travis Armstrong has been named to the All-SPHL Second Team. It is his first career All-League honor. In his first season as Roanoke's captain, Armstrong appeared in 46 of the team's 47 games and notched six goals and 16 assists. He set a new career-high in goals and points and his 22 points were good for fifth most among SPHL defensemen. The fifth-year pro has played for the Rail Yar... Full Story

A Letter from Rail Yard Dawgs President, Mickey Gray

March 15, 2020 - It is with shock, frustration and disappointment that I am writing this message today. As you have already heard, the SPHL has voted to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Myself, the ownership group, and staff all support the SPHL in this decision. Despite the devastating financial impact, we believe this to be the right thing to do at this time for the safety of our players, staff and most importantly the great fans of this organization. While sitting here I can't help but think abo... Full Story

SPHL Announces Cancellation of 2019-20 Season

March 15, 2020 - ROANOKE, Va. - The Southern Professional Hockey League announced on Sunday the cancellation of the 2019-20 season amid concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus). The league had previously suspended play on Thursday. SPHL Commissioner Doug Price said the following in a league press release: The decision made to cancel the remainder of the regular season and playoffs was extremely difficult. Difficult in the fact that it brings a premature end to what was shaping up to be a tremendous and potenti... Full Story

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