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Rail Yard Dawgs Game Notes: Rail Yard Dawgs (5-7-0) vs Mayhem (11-2-2) - 7:05 PM

December 1, 2018 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs News Release



(5-7-0), T-8th SPHL, 10 Pts



(11-2-2), T-1st SPHL,24 Pts

Saturday - 7:05 PM

Berglund Center - Roanoke, VA

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Referee: Eric Krasnichuk | Linesmen: Derek Howard, Matthew Pettigrew

LAST TIME OUT: The Rail Yard Dawgs scored twice late in the third period but could not erase what was a three-goal deficit as they fell to the Macon Mayhem, 4-3, Friday night at Berglund Center. Michael Economos had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick with a goal, a fight and an assist.

BOMBS AWAY: Roanoke fired 40 shots on net during Friday's 4-3 loss, the most shots it has recorded in a game thus far this season. On the flip side, the Dawgs allowed only 21 shots, the second lowest shots against total of the year. Roanoke outshot Huntsville, 28-20, in its 3-2 loss last Saturday for the fewest shots it has allowed to date.

NOW IN NET: The Rail Yard Dawgs singed goaltender Ben Myers to fill the spot vacated by the called up Tanner Creel on Tuesday. Myers had appeared in one game with the Birmingham Bulls this season- a 5-4 win during which he made 39 saves on 43 shots. He backed up Jacob Caffrey in Roanoke's 4-3 loss on Friday.

MORE ROSTER MOVEMENT: Roanoke made another roster move on Friday when it signed forward Mac Jansen and released defenseman Patrick Harrison. Jansen opened the season in Knoxville with the Ice Bears and had one assist over six games before being released earlier this month. He then played in five games in the FHL with the Watertown Wolves before catching on with the Dawgs. Jansen had one goal and nine assists over his five games with Watertown.

HOME, NOT SO SWEET HOME: The Rail Yard Dawgs dropped their fourth consecutive home game on Friday night and are now 3-5-0 at home this season. Roanoke went 13-14-1 at home last year. On the flip side, the Dawgs have won each of their last two road games.

HAPPY TRAILS, NOVEMBER: Roanoke finished the month of November with a record of 4-5-0. The Dawgs averaged three goals per game in November and have also allowed three per game. They put up a 19.4% power play mark were 80.4% on the penalty kill.

TOUGH TO SCORE: The Mayhem own the best goal-scoring defense in the league; they allow only two goals against per game. Roanoke scored three times in the loss on Friday night, only the fourth time this season Macon has allowed more than two goals.

QUIETLY HOT: Jordan Carvalho earned an assist on the Dawgs first goal on Friday night, extending his point streak to five games. Carvalho has recorded one goal and four assists in the last five games.

UP NEXT: The Rail Yard Dawgs begin a stretch of three games in three nights on Thursday at home against the Birmingham Bulls. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 PM at Berglund Center.

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