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RAIL YARD DAWGS GAME NOTES: Rail Yard Dawgs (5-9-2) at Havoc (9-4-2)

December 17, 2017 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs News Release

ROANOKE RAIL YARD DAWGS

( 5-9-2 ), 9 th SPHL, 12 Pts

HUNTSVILLE HAVOC

( 9-4-2 ), T-3 rd SPHL, 20 Pts

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM CST

Von Braun Center - Huntsville, AL

Broadcast: SPHL Live | Mixlr

LAST TIME OUT: Riley Spraggs recorded two assists, Nick Schnedier, Colin Murray and Steve Mele each scored but the Rail Yard Dawgs were defeated by the Birmingham Bulls, 4-3, Thursday night at the Berglund Center. Roanoke out-shot Birmingham, 14-4, in the third period but was unable to complete the comeback.

THREE-IN-THREE: Roanoke will play three games in as many nights this weekend, the second time it has done so this season. The Rail Yard Dawgs previously went 1-2-0 in a three-in-three stretch from 11/23-25.

PLAYING WITH FIRE: Huntsville's offense has been stellar to open the season- it leads the league with an average of 3.7 goals per game. The Havoc has supplemented their even strength play with one of the strongest power plays in the SPHL. Huntsville has converted on 12 of its 56 chances with a man advantage, a success rate of 21.4%, the second-best in the league.

LEADING THE WAY: Steve Mele scored in the third period of Roanoke's 4-3 loss on Thursday and now has points in each of his last four games. Mele leads the Rail Yard Dawgs with 21 points (four goals, 17 assists). He has done this in 16 games, matching his point total from 2016-17 when he had eight goals and 13 assists in 29 games. Mele is tied for second in the league in assists and tied for third in total points.

WREAKING HAVOC: Huntsville center Sy Nutkevitch is even with Roanoke's Steve Mele for third in the league with 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists). Nutkevitch was named the league's player of the month for his efforts throughout October and November. He had eight goals including four game-winner and seven assists over Huntsville's first nine games.

POWERING UP: The Rail Yard Dawgs busted out of a brief power play slump on Thursday as they went 2-for-5 on the man advantage. Roanoke had been just1-for-11 on the power play in its previous three games.

NEW FACES: Roanoke's roster underwent a mild transformation this week with Paul Russell being traded to Macon in exchange for John Gustafsson . The Rail Yard Dawgs also made changes at the goaltending position- Matt Zenzola was signed and Ryan de Melo was placed on waivers. Zenzola spent the majority of the last two seasons in Pensacola where he was the 2016 President's Cup MVP. Gustafsson had tallied five goals and three assists over 15 games with the Mayhem this season. Additionally, Roanoke signed forward Mitch Vandergunst pregame on Thursday and had defenseman Travis Armstrong loaned to the ECHL's Adirondack Thunder on Wednesday.

UP NEXT: The Rail Yard Dawgs return home to Roanoke to take on the Mississippi RiverKings Saturday night . Puck drop for the Teddy Bear Toss game is scheduled for 7:05 PM

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Brian Gardner

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs

Broadcasting and Media Relations Manager

Cell: 703-678-5165

2017-18 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game Notes Page 1 NEW FACES: Roanoke's roster underwent a mild transformation this week with Paul Russell being traded to Macon in exchange for John Gustafsson.

The Rail Yard Dawgs also made changes at the goaltending position-Matt Zenzola was signed and Ryan de Melo was placed on waivers. Zenzola spent the majority of the last two seasons in Pensa- cola where he was the 2016 President's Cup MVP.

Gustafsson had tallied five goals and three assists over 15 games with the Mayhem this season. Ad- ditionally, Roanoke signed forward Mitch Vander- gunst pregame on Thursday and had defenseman Travis Armstrong loaned to the ECHL's Adirondack Thunder on Wednesday.

UP NEXT: The Rail Yard Dawgs return home to Roanoke to take on the Mississippi RiverKings Sat- urday night . Puck drop for the Teddy Bear Toss game is scheduled for 7:05 PM RAIL YARD DAWGS GAME NOTES Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Media Relations Berglund Center - 710 Williamson Road NE - (540) 344-3294 'Dawgs at a Glance Overall Record: 5-9-2 Home Record: 2-7-1 Road Record: 3-2-1

Current Streak: 0-2-0 (L2)

October Record: 1-1-0 November Record: 3-5-1 December Record: 1-3-1 January Record: 0-0-0 February Record: 0-0-0 March Record: 0-0-0 April Record: 0-0-0

Sunday Record: 0-0-0 Monday Record: 0-0-0 Tuesday Record: 0-0-0 Wednesday Record: 0-0-0 Thursday Record: 1-2-0 Friday Record: 2-4-1 Saturday Record: 2-3-1 'Dawgs Score First: 4-1-0 OPP Score First: 1-8-2 Out-shoot OPP 3-4-0 Equal in Shots 0-0-0 Out-shot by OPP 2-5-2 Lead after 1st : 1-1-1 Tied after 1st : 4-3-0 Trail after 1st : 0-5-1 Lead after 2nd 3-0-1 Tied after 2nd : 1-3-0 Trail after 2nd : 1-6-1

Overtime Record: 5-2 Shootout Record: 1-0 Shutout Record: 0-0-0 1-Goal Games: 5-4-2 2-Goal Games: 0-2-0 3 Plus-Goal Games: 0-3-0

In White Jerseys: 1-5-0 In Blue Jerseys: 3-1-2 In Red Jerseys: 1-2-0 In Specialty Jerseys: 0-1-0

Upcoming Games Sat, Dec 16 vs Mississippi

7:05 PM Fri, Dec 22 at Evansville

7:15 PM CST Sat, Dec 23 at Peoria

7:15 PM CST SPHL Standings

W L OTL PTS Pensacola 12 4 0 24 Peoria 11 4 1 23 Huntsville 9 4 2 20 Mississippi 10 6 0 20 Evansville 9 5 2 20 Macon 7 5 4 18 Knoxville 7 7 1 15 Fayetteville 5 9 4 14 ROANOKE 5 9 2 12 Birmingham 4 9 1 9 LAST TIME OUT: Riley Spraggs recorded two as- sists, Nick Schnedier, Colin Murray and Steve Mele each scored but the Rail Yard Dawgs were de- feated by the Birmingham Bulls, 4-3, Thursday night at the Berglund Center. Roanoke out-shot Birmingham, 14-4, in the third period but was unable to complete the comeback.

THREE-IN-THREE: Roanoke will play three games in as many nights this weekend, the second time it has done so this season. The Rail Yard Dawgs pre- viously went 1-2-0 in a three-in-three stretch from 11/23-25.

PLAYING WITH FIRE: Huntsville's offense has been stellar to open the season-it leads the league with an average of 3.7 goals per game. The Havoc has supplemented their even strength play with one of the strongest power plays in the SPHL. Huntsville has converted on 12 of its 56 chances with a man advantage, a success rate of 21.4%, the second- best in the league.

LEADING THE WAY: Steve Mele scored in the third period of Roanoke's 4-3 loss on Thursday and now has points in each of his last four games. Mele leads the Rail Yard Dawgs with 21 points (four goals, 17 assists). He has done this in 16 games, matching his point total from 2016-17 when he had eight goals and 13 assists in 29 games. Mele is tied for second in the league in assists and tied for third in total points.

WREAKING HAVOC: Huntsville center Sy Nutke- vitch is even with Roanoke's Steve Mele for third in the league with 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists).

Nutkevitch was named the league's player of the month for his efforts throughout October and November. He had eight goals including four game-winner and seven assists over Huntsville's first nine games.

POWERING UP: The Rail Yard Dawgs busted out of a brief power play slump on Thursday as they went 2-for-5 on the man advantage. Roanoke had been just1-for-11 on the power play in its previous three games.

ROANOKE RAIL YARD DAWGS (5-9-2), 9th SPHL, 12 Pts

HUNTSVILLE HAVOC (9-4-2), T-3rd SPHL, 20 Pts

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM CST Von Braun Center - Huntsville, AL Broadcast: SPHL Live | Mixlr Tale of the Tape

(Rank)

(8) 3.1 GPG 3.7 (1) (9) 4.1 GAPG 2.9 (3) (3) 19.1% PP % 21.4% (2) (7) 84% PK % 84.6% (4)

2017-18 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game Notes Page 2 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Hockey Staff

Head Coach Sam Ftorek 2nd Season ï‚- Hired as the first coach in franchise history April, 2016

ï‚- Played 17 seasons as a pro (ECHL, CHL, IHL, AHL, Austria, Swiss-A, BISL)

ï‚- ECHL's all-time leader in games played (837), played in 1,050 regular season games as a professional

ï‚- As a pro: 255 G, 443 A

ï‚- Transitioned to coaching after retiring in advance of the 2015-16 season

ï‚- 2015-16: Assistant coach for Kalamazoo Wings (TB: ECHL), went 38-28-6 and reached postseason

ï‚- Saint Anselm's College 1995-98

ï‚- Father (Robbie Ftorek) played nine seasons in the NHL with Detroit, Quebec and New York Rangers. Has been a professional hockey coach since 1985 including six years in the NHL. Currently the head coach of the Norfolk Admirals (NSH: ECHL)

Athletic Trainer Travis Johns 2nd Season ï‚- Buffalo, NY native

ï‚- Has also worked as head athletic trainer for the Rochester Lancer (Major Arena Soccer League) and as an assistant athletic trainer at Houghton College

ï‚- Alfred University Alumnus, played one season on the football team

Equipment Manager Gavin Bechtol 1st Season ï‚- Kalamazoo, MI native

ï‚- Has worked as an assistant equipment manager for Kalamazoo Wings (TB: ECHL)

ï‚- Father is head equipment manager for Tucson Roadrunners (ARI: AHL)

ï‚- First head equipment manager job

Opponent Guide / Hockey Staff

HUNTSVILLE HAVOC HUNTSVILLE HAVOC HUNTSVILLE HAVOC

2016-17 Finish: 34-16-6 (4th SPHL) Playoff result - Lost to Peoria in 2nd round, 2-1 Havoc Hockey Staff Head Coach: Glenn Detulio (4th season) Assistant Coach: Jesse Kallechy Athletic Trainer: Billy Welker Equip Manager Jason Lopez 'Dawgs vs. Huntsville Havoc in 2017-18 Date Venue Result SHF-SHA PP PK Att. 12/15 Huntsville 7:00 PM CST 2/16 Roanoke 7:05 PM 2/17 Roanoke 7:05 PM 3/23 Huntsville 7:00 PM CST

Havoc Quick Facts Home Arena: Von Braun Center Capacity / Opened: 7,000 / March, 1975 2016-17 Attendance: 4,648 (1st ) League Titles 2010 Record vs. Havoc

2017-18 All-Time Overall:

0-0-0 1-4-1 Home:

0-0-0 0-3-1 Away:

0-0-0 1-1-0 Postseason:

0 - 0 'Dawgs - Havoc Notes PACK THE BARN: Huntsville averaged 4,648 fans per game in 2016-17-the larg- est average attendance in the SPHL. The Havoc are leading the way in fans through the door in the 2017-18 campaign as well with 4,996 per game to date.

REVERSE SPLITS: The Rail Yard Dawgs faced the Havoc a total of six times last season; four times in Roanoke at the Berglund Cen- ter and twice on the road in Alabama. Roa- noke split the two games at the Von Braun Center but went 0-3-1 on its home ice against the Havoc.

G A PTS +/-

0 0 0 even

0 0 0 even

0 0 0 even leaders vs. Havoc

GAA SV% W-L-OTL

0.00 .000 0-0-0

0.00 .000 0-0-0

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Goaltenders

2017-18 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game Notes Page 3 ZENZOLA, Matt Glove: L Ht: 6-5 Wt: 220 Age: 24

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SEASON NOTES: Traded from Pensacola to Fayetteville in offseason...w/ Marksmen: 5 GP, 2-2-0, .841 SV%, 4.85 GAA...waived by Marksmen, 12/6...signed by Rail Yard Dawgs, 12/11

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2013-14: Made professional debut with Louisiana IceGators (SPHL): 27 GP, 16-7 -1, 3.05 GAA, .898 SV %...2014-15: split time between Louisiana and Pensacola Ice Flyers...w/ Louisiana: 8 GP, 3-2-1, 2.79 GAA, .917 SV %...w/ Pensacola: 2 GP, 1-0-1, 3.36 GAA, .881 SV %...2015-16: made ECHL debut, five games with Evansville Icemen: 2-3-0, .860 SV%, 3.86 GAA...w/ Pensacola: 16 GP, 9-4-2, .917 SV%...won President's Cup championship with Pensacola, named President's Cup MVP after going 7-0-0, 2.14 GAA and .903 SV% in postseason...2016-17: spent entire season w/ Pensacola: 41 GP, 17-11-7, 2.49 GAA, .911 SV% COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: 2012-13: Played in 30 games for the Spokane Braves of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) and seven games for the Kerry Park Islanders of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL)

PERSONAL NOTES: Born July 20, 1993 in San Diego, CA SEASON HIGHS: SV: 23 (12/14 vs BHM)

GA: 3 (12/14 vs BHM)

BARONE, Brad Glove: L Ht: 5-11 Wt: 190 Age: 26

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SEASON NOTES: Opened season w/ Greenville Swamp Rabbits (NYR: ECHL), did not appear in a game before release, 10/24...signed by Rail Yard Dawgs, 10/24...first win as a Rail Yard Dawg, 11/16 in relief (10 svs, 10 shots)...50 saves on 51 shots, 12/9 @ FAY (SOW, 2-1)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2014-15: Made professional debut in game 1 of Eastern Conference Semifinals of Kelly Cup playoffs for Florida Everblades, 17 min in relief, 5 shots, 5 saves...2015-16: First full pro season split between Berlin River Drivers (FHL), Louisiana IceGators (SPHL) and Atlanta Gladiators (BOS: ECHL)...w/ Berlin: 13 GP, 3-8-2, 5.18 GAA, .883 SV%...w/ Louisiana: 23 GP, 11-10-1, 2.43 GAA, .928 SV%...w/ Atlanta: 1 GP, 3.36 GAA, .900 SV%...2016-17: w/ Mississippi RiverK- ings: 37 GP, 19-14-2, 2.73 GAA, .913 SV% COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: Spent two season w/ EJHL South Shore Kings...2009-10: 26 GP, 2.58 GAA, .931 SV%...2010-11: 37 GP, 3.25 GAA, .913 SV%...named team MVP

COLLEGE: Spent four seasons with Boston College (NCAA DI), 2011-15...2011- 12: DNP...member of Eagles NCAA national championship team...2012-13: 1 GP, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 SV%...2013-14: 4 GP, 2.22 GAA, .931 SV%...2014-15: 3 GP, 2.69 GAA, .893 SV%

PERSONAL NOTES: Born December 2, 1990 in Medfield, Massachusetts...studied economics at Boston College...both of his parents also attended BC SEASON HIGHS: SV: 50 (12/8 @ FAY)

GA: 6 (11/23 vs FAY)

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Skaters

2017-18 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game Notes Page 4 BRONNER, Phil (F)

Shoots: R Ht: 6-3 Wt: 215 Age: 27

8

SEASON NOTES: Placed on 21-day IR, 12/8

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2013-14: appeared with three teams...w/ Knoxville Ice Bears: 23 GP, 6 G, 7 A...w/ Mississippi RiverKings: 27 GP, 4 G, 8 A....w/ Greenville Road Warriors (NYR: ECHL): 1 GP, 0 A, 0 A...2014-15: appeared with two teams...w/ Water- town Wolves (FHL): 35 GP, 22 G, 27 A, 66 PIM, +15...w/ Elmira Jackals (BUF: ECHL): 6 GP, 2 G, 0 A...2015-16: appeared with three teams: w/ Danbury Titans (FHL): 46 GP, 32 G, 33 A...32 goals 6th most in FHL, 65 pts 11th FHL...w/ Elmira: 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A...w/ Adirondack Thunder (CGY: ECHL): 9 GP, 1 G, 0 A...2016-17: split season between Evansville and Roanoke, acquired in a trade in Janu- ary...w/Thunderbolts: 25 GP, 4 G, 7 A...w/ Rail Yard Dawgs: 35 GP, 5 G, 6 A COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: COLLEGE: Four seasons at UMass-Dartmouth (NCAA DIII)...2009-10: 15 GP, 4 G, 2 A...2010-11: 6 GP, 0 G, 2 ...2011-12: 10 GP, 8 G, 6 A....2012-13: 27 GP, 15 G, 7 A

PERSONAL NOTES: Born May 29, 1989 in Wilbraham, Massachusetts...works in offseason for Five College Movers moving company with college friends SEASON HIGHS: G: 1 (twice)

A: 2 (11/18 vs KNX)

P: 2 (11/18 vs KNX)

+/-: 1 (11/16 vs MAC) Shots: 3 (4x)

PIM: 2 (4x) BAUER, Ben (D)

Shoots: R Ht: 5-11 Wt: 190 Age: 26

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SEASON NOTES:

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2016-7: Split between Roanoke and Columbus...w/ Cottonmouths: 29 GP, 1 G, 4 A, 25 PIM...w/ Rail Yard Dawgs: 11 GP, 0 G, 2 A COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: COLLEGE: Three seasons at Castleton State College (NCAA DIII), one at Curry College (NCAA DIII)...2012-13: at Curry College: 23 GP, 0 G, 3 A...2013-14: transferred to Castleton State...11 GP, 1 G, 3 A...teammate of Colin Murray (Murray's senior season)...2014-15: 6 GP, 0 pts...named to ECAC East All- Academic team...2015-16: 19 GP, 1 G, 4 A...NEHC All-Academic

PERSONAL NOTES: Born October 27, 1991 in Lancaster, PA SEASON HIGHS: G:

A: 1 (twice)

P: 1 (twice)

+/-: +2 (10/20 vs FAY)

Shots: 3 (12/9 vs FAY) PIM: 2 (4x) BABENKO, Dmytro (F)

Shoots: R Ht: 6-0 Wt: 200 Age: 22

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SEASON NOTES: Loaned to Norfolk Admirals (NSH: ECHL), 10/25...1 GP, 0 pts, -2...returned to Rail Yard Dawgs, 11/3

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2016-17: First professional season...spent the entire season with Roanoke: 52 GP, 11 G, 12 A, 37 PIM, -13...goals in five of his last seven games COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: 2013-14: Played for Philadelphia Revolution of the Metropolitan Jun- ior Hockey League (MetJHL)...19 GP, 10 G, 10 A...2014-15: Played for Casper Coyotes of Western States Hockey League...45 GP, 10 G, 16 A, 39 PIM...2015-16 46 GP, 26 G, 28 A, 93 PIM

PERSONAL NOTES: Born August 13, 1995 in Kharkiv, Ukraine SEASON HIGHS: G: 1 (twice)

A: 1 (3x)

P: 1 (4x)

+/-: even (twice)

Shots: 5 (twice)

PIM: 6 (11/25 @ FAY) GANDARA, David (F)

Shoots: L Ht: 5-9 Wt: 180 Age: 25

9

SEASON NOTES: First professional fight, 11/11 vs Mississippi...Two goals, GWG, 11/18 vs Knoxville (OTW, 4-3)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2015-16: Made professional debut with Louisiana (SPHL)...3 GP, 0 G, 1 A, - 1...2016-17: w/ Rail Yard Dawgs: 33 GP, 5 G, 10 A COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: 2011-12: Played for Chicago Hitmen of North American Hockey League...named alternate captain...60 GP, 21 G, 31 A, -21.

COLLEGE: Four seasons at American International College (NCAA DI)...2012- 13: 17 GP, 0 G, 1 A, -5...named to Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team...2013- 14: 14 GP, 1 G, 0 A, -6...2014-15: 36 GP, 6 G, 8 A, -18...2015-16: named alter- nate captain...39 GP, 2 G, 6 A, -16

PERSONAL NOTES: Born October 29, 1992 in Canyon Lake, California...marketing major at Ameri- can International College SEASON HIGHS: G: 2 (11/18 vs KNX)

A: 1 (4x)

P: 2 (3x)

+/-: +1 (3x) Shots: 5 (12/1 @ MRK) PIM: 5 (11/11 vs MRK)

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Skaters

2017-18 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game Notes Page 5 KRAVTCHOUK, Christopher (D)

Shoots: L Ht: 6-3 Wt: 235 Age: 24

5

SEASON NOTES: Appearing in his first pro season since 2014-15

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2014-15: Made professional debut w/ Dayton Demonz (FHL): 5 GP, 0 G, 1 A, +3 COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: 2012-13: 1 GP w/ Wenatchee Wild (NAHL)...w/ Kahnawake Condors (QJAAAHL): 10 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 46 PIM, -10...w/ Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL - Major JR): 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, even +/-, 4 PIM...w/ Granby Inouk (QJAAAHL): 10 GP, 0 G, 3 A, 6 PIM...2013-14: w/ Drayton Valley Thunder (AJHL): 9 GP 0 G, 3 A, 33 PIM...w/ OCN Blizzard (MJHL): 26 GP, 3 G, 8 A, 25 PIM

PERSONAL NOTES: Born April 18, 1993 in Chicago Illinois...son of former NHL defenseman Igor Kravtchouk, 699 career NHL games w/ CHI, EDM, STL, OTT, CGY and FLA SEASON HIGHS: G:

A: 1 (3x)

P: 1 (3x)

+/-: +1 (12/8 @ MAC)

Shots: 4 (11/16 vs MAC) PIM: 17 (10/20 vs FAY) GOZ, Balazs (D)

Shoots: L Ht: 5-11 Wt: 190 Age: 25

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SEASON NOTES: Signed contract, 11/30...appearing in his first North American profes- sional season

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: Has appeared in 210 professional games in Erste Liga from 2008-2017 for DVTK Jegesmedvek and Miskolci Jegesmedve JSE...12 G, 44 A, +41 career in Erste Liga...2013-14: Played for Morzine Avoriaz in the top pro league in France...26 GP, 1 G, 5 A

Has appeared in 57 games for the Hungarian national team beginning in 2012...INTERNATIONAL PLAY: 57 GP, 1 G, 6 A COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: 2007-10: Played for DVTK Jegesmedvek U18...2009-10: competed for Hungary U18 national team 2010-11: competed for Hungary U20 national team...2011-12: Played for Helena Bighorns of American West Hockey League (AWHL), 34 GP, 6 G, 33 A., +47...competed for Hungary U20 national team

PERSONAL NOTES: Born August 3, 1992 in Miskolc, Hungary SEASON HIGHS: G:

A:

P:

+/-: even (3x)

Shots: 3 (12/2 @ MRK) PIM:

GUSTAFSSON, John (F)

Shoots: L Ht: 6-1 Wt: 185 Age: 25

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SEASON NOTES:

Opened season w/ Macon Mayhem, 15 GP, 5 G, 3 A...acquired from Mayhem in exchange for Paul Russell, 12/11

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2016-17: Made professional debut w/ Pensacola Ice Flyers...46 GP, 11 G, 12 A.

21 PIM, +9 COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: 2008-10: Played for HV71 J18 and HV71 J20 in Sweden...2011-12: Played for Amarillo Bulls of NAHL...33 GP, 15 G, 23 A, +20

COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Merrimack College (NCAA DI)...2012-13: 31 GP, 3 G, 4 A...2013-14: 31 GP, 2 G, 4 A...2014-15: 23 GP, 2 G, 1 A...2015-16: 13 GP, 2 G, 1 A

PERSONAL NOTES: Born January 5, 1992 in Ljungby, Sweden...Studied business at Merrimack College...younger brother Hampus also played at Merrimack, currently playing for Hershey Bears (WSH: AHL) SEASON HIGHS: G: 2 (11/3 @ MRK)

A: 3 (11/10 v EVV)

P: 3 (11/10 v EVV)

+/-: +2 (11/3 v MRK)

Shots: 6 (11/9 v EVV)

PIM: 2 (3x)

MUELLER, Mitchell (F/D)

Shoots: L Ht: 6-4 Wt: 225 Age: 23

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SEASON NOTES: Skating as a forward for the first time in his pro career...six-game point streak, 11/3-11/23 (3 G, 3 A)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2016-17: made his pro debut w/ Peoria Rivermen...4 GP, 0 G, 1 A...waived by Peoria, 11/9...joined Danbury Titans (FHL)...22 GP, 11 G, 7 A...signed by Roa- noke, 12/30...w/ Rail Yard Dawgs: 26 GP, 3 G, 3 A, 29 PIM COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: 2012-13: w/ Texas Tornado of North American Hockey League...40 GP, 1 G, 3 A...2013-14: w/ Lone Star Brahmas (NAHL): 15 GP, 1 A...w/ Wichita Falls Wildcats (NAHL): 17 GP, 0 G, 0 A...2014-15: w/ Cheyenne Stampede of Western States Hockey League: 11 GP, 4 G, 7 A...w/ Pembroke Lumber Kings of Central Canada Hockey League: 29 GP, 2 G, 7 A COLLEGE: One season at American International College (NCAA DI)...2015-16: 19 GP, 2 G, 2 A

PERSONAL NOTES: Born September 17, 1994 in Bakersfield, California SEASON HIGHS: G: 1 (4x)

A: 1 (4x)

P: 1 (7x)

+/-: +1 (11/23 vs FAY)

Shots: 8 (12/9 v FAY)

PIM: 5 (twice)

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Skaters

2017-18 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game Notes Page 6 MELE, Steve (F)

Shoots: R Ht: 5-11 Wt: 180 Age: 28

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SEASON NOTES: 1 G, 2 A, 10/27 @ Macon (OTW, 5-4)...career-high, franchise record five assists, 11/16 vs Macon...named SPHL POW for 11/13-19...1 G, 2 A, 12/9 vs Fayetteville

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2012-13: Made professional debut with Greenville Road Warriors (NYR: ECHL)... 9 GP, 2 G, 2 A...2013-14: Split time between four teams, ECHL and SPHL...w/ Columbus (SPHL), 15 GP, 9 G, 14 A, +10...w/ South Carolina Stingrays (WAS: ECHL), 8 GP, 1 G, 1 A...w/ Utah Grizzlies (ANA: ECHL), 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, +1...w/ Tulsa Oilers (EDM: ECHL)...5 GP, 1 G, 0 A, -1...2014-15: Split time between two ECHL teams... w/ Tulsa, 31 GP, 6 G, 6 A, -4...w/ Kalamazoo Wings (TB: ECHL), 20 GP, 0 G, 2 A...2015-16: Split time be- tween three teams, ECHL and SPHL...w/ Huntsville (SPHL), 24 GP, 6 G, 12 A, -3...w/ Norfolk (EDM: ECHL) 4 GP, 0 G, 0 A, -1...w/ Brampton (OTT: ECHL), 29 GP, 3 G, 3 A, - 12...2016-17: w/ Roanoke, served as alternate captain...missed 27 games w/ injured wrist...29 GP, 8 G, 13 A COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: Spent two seasons in the Canadian Junior Hockey League...2007-08: Played for Nepean Raiders...59 GP, 9 G, 19 A...2008-09: Played for Cornwall Colts...60 GP, 29 G, 31 A...COLLEGE: Played four seasons for American Interna- tional College (NCAA DI)...named to Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team three times...2009-10: 28 GP, 1 G, 5 A...2010-11: 31 GP, 3 G, 8 A...2011-12: 37 GP, 10 G, 11 A...2012-13: 34 GP, 6 G, 6 A.

PERSONAL NOTES: Born August 22, 1989 in Bronx, NY...older brother Tom also played hockey at American International College, has played for six teams in the CHL, ECHL and AHL since 2011 SEASON HIGHS: G: 1 (4x)

A: 5 (11/16 vs MAC)

P: 5 (11/16 vs MAC)

+/-: +3 (10/27 @ MAC) Shots: 5 (twice)

PIM: 4 (twice) MOROSO, Mike (F)

Shoots: R Ht: 5-11 Wt: 190 Age: 26

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SEASON NOTES: 2 G, GWG, 10/27 @ Macon (OTW, 5-4)...matched franchise record with eight shots on goal, 11/11 vs Mississippi

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2016-17: Made his professional debut with the Rail Yard Dawgs...36 GP, 8 G, 9 A, 6 PIM, -8. COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: 2011-12: Played for the Port Huron Fighting Falcons in the North American Hockey League (NAHL)...56 GP, 14 G, 24 A, 28 PIM, +15.

COLLEGE: Played one season at Adrian College (ACHA), three at Western Michigan University (ACHA)...2012-13: at Adrian College: 30 GP, 14 G, 14 A...2013-14: transferred to Western Michigan: 35 GP, 21 G, 20 A...2014-15: 26 GP, 19 G, 17 A...2015-16: 12 G, 8 G, 8 A

PERSONAL NOTES: Born September 4, 1991 in Macomb, Michigan. SEASON HIGHS: G: 2 (10/27 @ MAC)

A: 1 (6x)

P: 2 (twice)

+/-: +1 (10/27 @ MAC) Shots: 8 (11/11 vs MRK) PIM:

MURRAY, Colin (F)

Shoots: R Ht: 6-4 Wt: 210 Age: 27

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SEASON NOTES: Two goals, GWG, 11/16 vs Macon...set Roanoke franchise record with nine shots on goal, 12/9 vs Fayetteville (L, 4-3)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2014-15: Made professional debut with Kalamazoo (TB: ECHL) and Evansville (CBJ: ECHL)... w/ K-Wings: 6 GP, 2 G, 0 A...w/ IceMen: 52 GP, 8 G, 8 A, 30 PIM...2015-16: split between Kalamazoo, Brampton (MTL: ECHL) and Indy (CHI: ECHL)...w/ K-Wings: 33 GP, 5 G, 6 A...w/Beast: 9 GP, 3 G, 1 A...w/Fuel: 3 GP, 1 G...2016-17: Split between ECHL and SPHL...w/ Elmira (BUF: ECHL): 10 GP, 2 G, 0 A, 4 PIM...w/ Greenville (NYR: ECHL): 6 GP, 0 G, 0 A...w/ Roanoke: 17 GP, 6 G, 4 A COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: Two seasons in Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL)...2008-09: w/ Cobourg Cougars: 14 GP, 1 G, 2 A...2009-10: w/ Coubourg: 13 GP, 3 G, 2 A...w/ Lindsay Muskies: 9 GP, 1 G, 3 A...w/ Seguin Bruins: 27 GP, 7 G, 6 A COLLEGE: Spent four seasons at Castleton State College (NCAA DIII)...2010-11: 20 GP, 8 G, 7 A...2011-12: 20 GP, 12 G, 11 A, named to ECAC East All-Academic Team...2012-13: 19 GP, 3 G, 5 A...2013-14: 26 GP, 7 G, 17 A...named to ECAC East All-Academic Team

PERSONAL NOTES: Born November 6, 1989 in Oshawa, Ontario...teammate of Rail Yard Dawgs coach Sam Ftorek 2014-15 w/ Kalamazoo Wings...played for Ftorek, then as assistant coach, w/ K-Wings 2015-16 SEASON HIGHS: G: 2 (11/16 vs MAC)

A: 1 (twice)

P: 2 (11/16 vs MAC)

+/-: +2 (11/16 vs MAC) Shots: 9 (12/9 vs FAY) PIM: 4 (11/23 vs FAY)

ROWLAND, Brian (D)

Shoots: L Ht: 5-10 Wt: 200 Age: 24

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SEASON NOTES:

Placed on 21-day IR, 11/8...transferred to 30-day IR, 11/22

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2017-18 is his first professional season. COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Norwich Univeristy (NCAA DIII)...2013-14: 18 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 10 PIM....2014-15: 24 GP, 4 G, 10 A, 24 PIM....2015-16: 24 GP, 5 G, 6 A, 16 PIM...2016-2017: 21 GP, 5 G, 5 A, 21 PIM....member of NCAA DIII na- tional champion team

PERSONAL NOTES: Born September 10, 1993 in Waltham, Massachusetts...two sport athlete also played lacrosse in high school...majored in Accounting at Norwich.. SEASON HIGHS: G:

A:

P:

+/-: even (11/4 vs EVV) Shots: 2 (11/4 vs EVV) PIM: 2 (twice)

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Skaters

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Shoots: R Ht: 5-9 Wt: 180 Age: 33

7

SEASON NOTES:

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2009-10: Split seasons between Battle Creek Revolution (AAHL) and Muskegon Lumberjacks (IHL)...won IHL championship with Muskegon...2010-14: Played with six teams in CHL and SPHL, Evansville IceMen (CHL), 2010-12...Dayton Gems (CHL), 2011 -12...Fort Worth Brahmas (CHL), 2012-13...Huntsville Havoc (SPHL), 2012-13...Denver Cutthroats (CHL), 2013-14...St. Charles Chill (CHL), 2013-14...2014-16: Two seasons, three teams in ECHL and SPHL...Greenville Road Warriors (NYR: ECHL), 2014- 15...Peoria Rivermen (SPHL), 2014-15...Hunstville (SPHL), 2015-16...served as alternate captain...2016-2017: Rail Yard Dawgs 55 GP, 6 G, 34 A, 94 PIM, -15...served as first captain in franchise history...named to All-SPHL second team...led the league in power play assists (17)...led defenseman in assists (34). COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: Two seasons with Bismarck Bobcats of NAHL, 2003-04...87 GP, 7 G, 25 A...COLLEGE: Played four seasons for University of Connecticut (NCAA DI)...138 GP, 6 G, 27 A, -29...served as Huskies captain senior year, 2008-09

PERSONAL NOTES: Born December 14, 1984 in Maplewood, MN SEASON HIGHS: G: 1 (twice)

A: 2 (twice)

P: 2 (twice)

+/-: +2 (11/25 @ FAY)

Shots: 5 (11/18 vs KNX) PIM: 2 (4x)

SPRAGGS, Riley (F)

Shoots: R Ht: 5-9 Wt: 205 Age: 26

26

SEASON NOTES: Participated in training camp w/ Jacksonville Icemen (WPG: ECHL)...2 G, 5 shots, 10/20 vs FAY...six-game point streak, 10/20-11/11 (4 G, 3 A)...OT GWG, 11/25 at FAY

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2016-17: Made his professional debut w/ Columbus: 17 GP, 6 G, 7 A...traded to Pensacola...22 GP, 13 G, 9 A...acquired by Roanoke in exchange for Massimo Lamacchia...w/ Rail Yard Dawgs: 8 GP, 1 G, 3 A...TOTAL NUMBERS: 47 GP, 20 G, 19 A COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: Played four seasons w/ five different teams in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, Alberta Junior Hockey League and British Columbia Hockey League...2008-09: w/ Castlegar Rebels (KIJHL): 6 GP, 1 G...w/Revelstoke Grizzlies: 14 GP, 4 G, 4 A...2009-10: w/ Revelstoke: 47 GP, 25 G, 28 A...w/ Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL)...5 GP, 0 pts...2010-11: w/ Revelstoke: 7 GP, 4 G, 5 A...w/ Prince George: 23 GP, 1 G, 1 A...w/ Drumheller Dragons (AJHL): 17 GP, 1 G, 1 A...2011-12: w/ Drum- heller: 20 GP, 5 A..w/ Revelstoke: 25 GP, 19 G, 21 A COLLEGE: Split between University of Central Oklahoma (ACHA) and Lindenwood University (ACHA)...2012-13: at UCO...31 GP, 14 G, 13 A...2013-14: 40 GP, 26 G, 15 A...2014-15: transferred to Lindenwood...31 GP, 4 G, 7 A...2015-16: 32 GP, 20 G, 10 A

PERSONAL NOTES: Born November 23, 1991 in Coldstream, British Columbia... SEASON HIGHS: G: 2 (10/20 vs FAY)

A: 2 (12/14 v BHM)

P: 2 (3x)

+/-: +2 (10/20 vs FAY)

Shots: 6 (12/9 vs FAY) PIM: 2 (3x) SOVA, Joe (D)

Shoots: L Ht: 6-3 Wt: 200 Age: 29

4

SEASON NOTES: Acquired from Fayetteville in an offseason trade for Travis Jeke...loaned to Norfolk Admirals (NSH: ECHL), 10/27...5 GP, 1 G, -4, returned to Roanoke, 11/8...placed on 21-day IR, 11/22...activated off IR, 12/9

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: Has played in 48 career AHL games, 2010-12 w/ Albany Devils (NJD:AHL) and Charlotte Checkers (CAR: AHL). 2014-15 w/ Chicago Wolves (STL: AHL). CAREER AHL NUMBERS: 3 G, 10 A, 10 PIM, -19....Has played in 242 career ECHL games w/ five different teams, 2011-16. Kalamazoo Wings (TB: ECHL), Reading Royals (PHI: ECHL), San Francisco Bulls (SJ: ECHL), Toledo Walleye (DET: ECHL), and Tulsa Oilers. CAREER ECHL NUMBERS: 13 G, 41 A, 140 PIM, +3...2016-17: first SPHL season...w/ Peoria: 7 GP, 0 G, 4 A...traded to Mississippi 11/7/16...w/ Mississippi: 49 GP, 7 G, 19 A, 24 PIM COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: Played three seasons in the USHL (2005-08)...2005-06: w/ Waterloo Black Hawks: 40 GP, 2 G, 5 A, 40 PIM, -1...2006-07: w/ Sioux City Muskateers: 4 GP, 19 A, 86 PIM, +16...2007-08: w/ Omaha Lances: 59 GP, 7 G, 11 A, 98 PIM, +22...Clark Cup Champions

COLLEGE: Played three seasons at University of Alaska-Fairbanks (NCAA DI) 2008-09: w/ 39 GP, 3 G, 7 A, 42 PIM......2009-10: 39 GP, 6 G, 18 A, 30 PIM...

2010-11: 37 GP, 4 G, 20 A, 60 PIM.

PERSONAL NOTES: Born May 8, 1988 in Berwyn, IL...teammate of Sam Ftorek's in Kalamazoo for three seasons...was Ftorek's D-partner 2011-12...is a cancer survivor, Hodgkin's Lymphoma as a child SEASON HIGHS: G:

A: 1 (3x)

P: 1 (3x)

+/-: +2 (10/20 vs FAY)

Shots: 2 (6x)

PIM: 4 (10/20 vs FAY) TATRN, Zach (F)

Shoots: R Ht: 6-2 Wt: 205 Age: 26

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SEASON NOTES:

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2012-13: Made pro debut with Knoxville (SPHL), 15 GP, 1 G, 5 A...1 GP w/ Greenville Road Warriors (NYR: ECHL)...2013-14: DNP...2014-15: w/ Steel City Warriors (FHL): 36 GP, 13 G, 30 A...2015-16: Two teams FHL...w/ Danbury Titans: 33 GP, 10 G, 13 A...w/ Port Huron: 6 GP, 3 G, 3 A...2016-2017: Started w/ Port Huron Prowlers (FHL)...26 GP, 7 G, 17 A...1/12 signed w/ the Rail Yard Dawgs...scored seven goals in seven games, 3/3 -3/18...33 GP, 14 G, 8 A. COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: Four seasons of Major Jr w/ Peterborough Petes (OHL)...2007-08: 60 GP, 3 G, 7 A...2008-09: 28 GP, 1 G, 2 A...2009-10: 22 GP, 1 G, 5 A...2010-11: 62 GP, 6 G, 9 A...2011-12: Two teams: w/ Youngstown Phantoms (USHL): 16 GP, 2 G, 1 A...w/ Corpus Christi Ice Rays (NAHL): 11 GP, 0 G, 4 A

PERSONAL NOTES: Born February 14, 1991 in Lower Burrell, PA...grandfather Bob Tatrn has been a radio/TV sportscaster for 60 years SEASON HIGHS: G:

A: 3 (12/1 @ MRK)

P: 3 (12/1 @ MRK)

+/-: +1 (twice)

Shots: 3 (twice) PIM: 2 (3x)

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Skaters

2017-18 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game Notes Page 8 TIUTCHENKO, Viktor (F)

Shoots: L Ht: 5-10 Wt: 175 Age: 21

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SEASON NOTES: Signed to three-game tryout contract, 10/19...signed contract, 11/4...first pro- fessional goal, 11/4 vs EVV

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2017-18 is his first professional season. COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: Played two seasons for the Kuznetsk Bears in the Minor Hockey League (MHL). 2013-14: 19 GP, 1 G, 4 A, 4 PIM, -13. 2014-15: 24 GP, 4 G, 30 PIM, -4. Played one season with Sokol Krasnoyarsk in the Supreme Hockey League (VHL). 2015-16: 14 GP, 2 PIM, -2...2016-17: w/ Utah Outliers of Western States Hockey League (WSHL)...28 GP, 29 G, 27 A

PERSONAL NOTES: Born May 26, 1996 in Prokopyevsk, Russia.

SEASON HIGHS: G: 1 (twice)

A: 1 (3x)

P: 1 (5x)

+/-: +1 (3x) Shots: 5 (11/3 vs EVV) PIM: 2 (10/20 vs FAY) TELLSTRÃ-M, Mathias (F)

Shoots: R Ht: 6-2 Wt: 200 Age: 21

18

SEASON NOTES: Signed three-game tryout contract, 11/17

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2017-18 is his first professional season COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: Played parts of four seasons in Sweden, two seasons in North America w/ Metro Jets (NA3HL) ...2011-12: w/ Linköping HC U16: 3 GP, 0 G, 1 A...2012- 13: w/ HF Linköping J18: 9 GP, 5 G, 8 A...2013-14: w/ BIK Karlskoga J18: 20 GP, 3 G, 8 A...2014-15: 22 GP (two divisions) 17 G, 24 A...2015-16: Joined Metro Jets...41 GP, 29 G, 46 A, +47...named NA3HL third-team all-star...2016-17: 47 GP, 24 G, 53 A + 75...member of 47-0-0 regular season champs, team lost in NA3HL championship

PERSONAL NOTES: Born October 16, 1996 in Linköping, Sweden.

SEASON HIGHS: G: 1 (12/8 @ FAY)

A:

P: 1 (12/8 @ FAY)

+/-: +1 (twice)

Shots: 2 (twice)

PIM:

TATRN, Zach (F)

Shoots: R Ht: 6-2 Wt: 205 Age: 26

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SEASON NOTES:

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2012-13: Made pro debut with Knoxville (SPHL), 15 GP, 1 G, 5 A...1 GP w/ Greenville Road Warriors (NYR: ECHL)...2013-14: DNP...2014-15: w/ Steel City Warriors (FHL): 36 GP, 13 G, 30 A...2015-16: Two teams FHL...w/ Danbury Titans: 33 GP, 10 G, 13 A...w/ Port Huron: 6 GP, 3 G, 3 A...2016-2017: Started w/ Port Huron Prowlers (FHL)...26 GP, 7 G, 17 A...1/12 signed w/ the Rail Yard Dawgs...scored seven goals in seven games, 3/3 -3/18...33 GP, 14 G, 8 A. COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: Four seasons of Major Jr w/ Peterborough Petes (OHL)...2007-08: 60 GP, 3 G, 7 A...2008-09: 28 GP, 1 G, 2 A...2009-10: 22 GP, 1 G, 5 A...2010-11: 62 GP, 6 G, 9 A...2011-12: Two teams: w/ Youngstown Phantoms (USHL): 16 GP, 2 G, 1 A...w/ Corpus Christi Ice Rays (NAHL): 11 GP, 0 G, 4 A

PERSONAL NOTES: Born February 14, 1991 in Lower Burrell, PA...grandfather Bob Tatrn has been a radio/TV sportscaster for 60 years SEASON HIGHS: G:

A: 3 (12/1 @ MRK)

P: 3 (12/1 @ MRK)

+/-: +1 (twice)

Shots: 3 (twice) PIM: 2 (3x)

VANDERGUNST, Mitch (F)

Shoots: R Ht: 6-3 Wt: 200 Age: 23

15

SEASON NOTES: Opened season w/ Pensacola Ice Flyers...6 GP, 0 pts, 16 PIM...released by Ice Flyers, 11/13...signed by Rail Yard Dawgs, 12/14

PROFESSIONAL CAREER NOTES: 2016-17: Made pro debut with Knoxville (SPHL)...17 GP, 2 G, 3 A, +2, 75 PIM... COLLEGE/AMATEUR NOTES: JUNIOR: Three seasons for Stratford Cullitons of Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League...2012-13: 41 GP, 8 G, 9 A, 120 PIM...2013-14: 41 GP, 8 G, 12 A, 146 PIM...2014-15: 37 GP, 6 G, 9 A, 83 PIM...served as alternate captain

PERSONAL NOTES: Born August 28, 1994 in Exeter, Ontario SEASON HIGHS: G:

A: 1 (12/14 v BHM)

P: 1 (12/14 v BHM)

+/-: even (5x)

Shots: 2 (12/9 @ HSV) PIM: 9 (10/27 vs MRK)

'Dawgs vs. SPHL

Total Home Road Birmingham 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 Evansville 0-2-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 Fayetteville 2-3-0 0-3-0 2-0-0 Huntsville 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 Knoxville 1-1-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 Macon 2-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 Mississippi 0-2-2 0-1-1 0-1-1 Pensacola 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 Peoria 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 TOTAL 5-9-2 2-7-1 3-2-1

2017-18 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game Notes Page 9 Rail Yard Dawgs Odds & Ends 'Dawgs ' Last...

Event Date Opponent Notes

OT Win: 11/25/17 @ Fayetteville W, 3-2 (Riley Spraggs GWG) OT Loss: 12/2/17 @ Mississippi L, 4-3

Shootout Win: 12/8/17 @ Fayetteville W. 2-1 Shootout Loss: 3/31/17 @ Macon L, 6-5 Scored 6 or More Goals: 11/16/17 v Macon OTW, 6-5 Gave Up 6 or More Goals: 11/24/17 @ Knoxville L, 6-2 Shutout Win: 2/11/17 v Macon 37 shots, W 3-0 Shutout Loss: 3/4/17 @ Peoria 24 Shots, L 3-0 50 or More Shots on Goal: 12/9/17 v Fayetteville 54 shots, L, 4-3 50 or More Shots Allowed: 12/8/17 @ Fayetteville 51 shots, SOW, 2-1 Hat Trick: 3/18/17 v Peoria Jackson Brewer (3 G, 5 shots) Hat Trick Allowed: 11/16/17 v Macon

Caleb Cameron (3 G, 6 shots) Player with 5 Points or More: 3/18/17 v Peoria Jackson Brewer (5 Pts, 3 G, 2 A) Player with 4 Assists or More: 11/16/17 v Macon Steve Mele (5 A) Penalty Shot Goal: Penalty Shot Goal Allowed: Sellout 10/21/16 v Knoxville 6,188

Multi-Point Games Multi-Goal Games PLAYER Tot 2 3 4+ Tot 2 3+ BABENKO 0

0

BAUER 0

0

BRONNER 1 1

0

GANDARA 3 3

2 2

GOZ 0

0

GUSTAFSSON 2 1 1

1 1

KRAVTCHOUK 0

0

MELE 3 1 1 1 0

MOROSO 2 2

1 1

MUELLER 0

0

MURRAY 1 1

1

ROWLAND 0

0

SCHNEIDER 1 1

0

SOVA 0

0

SPRAGGS 3 3

1 1

TATRN 1

1

0

TELLSTROM 0

0

TIUTCHENKO 0

0

VANDERGUNST 0

0

Goals By Period

1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL DAWGS 14 18 13 5 50 OPPONENTS 23 22 18 2 65 +/- -9 -4 -5 +3 -15 Special Teams

PPG PPO PP % SHGA POWER PLAY 16 84 19.1 4

PPGA x SH PK% SHG PENALTY KILL 12 75 84 3 PLAYER Fights Total PIM BABENKO 0 12 BAUER 0 14 BRONNER 0 10 GANDARA 1 7 GOZ 0 0 GUSTAFSSON 0 6 KRAVTCHOUK 1 50 MELE 0 8 MOROSO 0 0 MUELLER 2 20 MURRAY 0 10 ROWLAND 0 4 SCHNEIDER 0 8 SOVA 0 10 SPRAGGS 0 6 TATRN 0 8 TELLSTROM 0 0 TIUTCHENKO 0 6 VANDERGUNST 0 0 Fight Tracker

Rail Yard Dawgs Odds & Ends Highs and Lows Team Miscellaneous Longest Winning Streak: 2 games, 11/16 - 11/18

Longest Winless Streak: 4 games, 11/3 - 11/11 Longest Regulation Losing Streak: 2 games, 3x, 11/3 - 11/4 |11/23-24 | 12/9 - present Longest Point Streak: 2 games, 11/16 - 11/18

Largest Margin of Victory: 1, 5x, Last: 12/8 at Fayetteville (SOW, 2-1)

Largest Margin of Defeat: 4, 11/24 at Knoxville (L, 6-2) Largest Deficit Overcome in Win: 1, twice, Last: 11/16 vs Macon (OTW, 6-5) Largest Crowd, Home: 4,068, 10/20 vs Fayetteville Smallest Crowd, Home: 1,845,11/16 vs Macon (OTW, 6-5) Largest Crowd, Road: 3,912, 11/24 at Knoxville (L, 6-2)

Smallest Crowd, Road: 1,291, 12/2 at Mississippi (OTL, 4-3)

Most PIM, Game: 30, 11/11 vs Mississippi (L, 4-2)

Most PIM by Opponent: 18, 3x, Last: 11/25 at Fayetteville (OTW, 3-2)

Team Offense Most Goals, Game: 6, 11/16 vs Macon (OTW, 6-5)

Most Goals, Period: 3, twice, Last: 1st period, 11/16 vs Macon (OTW, 6-5 ) Most Shots, Game: 54, 12/9 vs Fayetteville (L, 4-3)

Most Shots, Period: 26, 3rd period, 12/9 vs Fayetteville (L, 4-3) Fewest Shots, Game: 23, 10/20 vs Fayetteville (L, 4-3) Fewest Shots, Period: 5, twice, Last: 3 rd period, 11/23 vs Fayetteville (L, 6-3) Most Power Plays, Game: 9, 11/18 vs Knoxville (OTW, 4-3) Most Power Play Goals, Game: 2, 4x, Last: 11/18 vs Knoxville (OTW, 4-3)

Individual Offense Most Goals, Game: 2, 4x, Last: David Gandara, 11/18 vs Knoxville (OTW, 4-3) Most Assists, Game: 5, Steve Mele, 11/16 vs Macon (OTW, 6-5)

Most Points, Game: 5, Steve Mele, 11/16 vs Macon (OTW, 6-5)

Most Shots, Game: 9, Colin Murray, 12/9 vs Fayetteville (L, 4-3)

Most PIM, Game: 17, Chris Kravtchouk, 10/20 vs Fayetteville (L, 4-3)

Longest Point Streak: 6, Riley Spraggs, 10/20 - 11/11

Team Defense Most Goals Allowed, Game: 6, twice, Last: 11/24 at Knoxville (L, 6-2) Most Goals Allowed, Period: 5, 1st period, 11/24 at Knoxville (L, 6-2) Most Shots Allowed, Game: 59, 11/4 vs Evansville (L, 5-2) Most Shots Allowed, Period: 22, 3rd period, 11/4 vs Evansville (L, 5-4) Fewest Shots Allowed, Game: 27, 11/10 vs Mississippi (OTL, 4-3) Most Power Plays Against, Game: 8, 11/11 vs Mississippi (L, 4-2) Most PPG Allowed, Game: 2, 11/11 vs Mississippi (L, 4-2) Most Penalties Killed, Game : 7, 11/4 vs Evansville (L, 5-2)

Individual Goaltending Most Saves, Game: 50, Brad Barone, 12/8 at Fayetteville (SOW, 2-1)

Most Saves, Period: 19, Brad Barone, 3rd period, 11/11 vs Mississippi (L, 4-2)

Most Goals Allowed, Game: 6, Brad Barone, 11/23 vs Fayetteville (L, 6-3) Most Goals Allowed, Period: 4, Brad Barone, 3rd period, 11/23 vs Fayetteville (L, 6-3)

2017-18 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game Notes Page 10 Streaks AND Superlatives 5+ Game Point Streaks (3) Riley Spraggs, six games: 10/20 - 11/11 (4 G, 3 A) Mitchell Mueller, six games: 11/4 - 11/23 (3 G, 3 A) Steve Mele, fix games: 11/11 - 11/24 (0 G, 12 A)

10+ Game Point Streaks (0)

Shutouts (0)

Hat Tricks (0)

Overtime Game-Winning Goals (4) Mike Moroso, 10/27 at Macon, OTW 5-4 Colin Murray, 11/16 vs Macon, OTW 6-5 David Gandara, 11/18 vs Knoxville, OTW 4-3 Riley Spraggs, 11/25 at Fayetteville, OTW, 2-1

4+ Point Games (1) Steve Mele, five assists, 11/16 vs Macon, OTW, 6-5

3+ Assist Games (1) Steve Mele, five assists, 11/16 vs Macon, OTW, 6-5

SPHL Player of the Week (1) Steve Mele, November 13-19 (2 GP, 7 A)

SPHL Player of the Month (0)

Shootout statistics SHOOTER GOALS ATTEMPTS % Mike Moroso 0 1 0 Colin Murray 1 1 100 Riley Spraggs 0 1 0 Zach Tatrn 1 1 100 Balasz Goz 0 1 0

GOALTENDER SAVES ATTEMPTS % Brad Barone 4 5 80

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game-by-Game

2017-18 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game Notes Page 11 Date Opponent Result Record Points Place SHF-SHA PP PK Att 10/20 Fayetteville L, 4-3 0-1-0 0 T-7 23-38 0-5 1-6 4,068 10/27 @ Macon OTW, 5-4 1-1-0 2 T-8 31-46 1-3 3-4 1,872 11/3 Evansville L, 4-2 1-2-0 2 9 34-33 1-5 1-1 3,186 11/4 Evansville L, 5-2 1-3-0 2 9 28-59 2-8 7-7 2,970 11/10 Mississippi OTL, 4-3 1-3-1 3 9 23-27 2-7 4-5 2,611 11/11 Mississippi L, 4-2 1-4-1 3 9 36-49 1-4 6-8 3,265 11/16 Macon OTW, 6-5 2-4-1 5 T-8 38-32 2-5 3-4 1,845 11/18 Knoxville OTW, 4-3 3-4-1 7 8 33-32 2-9 6-6 3,148 11/23 Fayetteville L, 6-3 3-5-1 7 T-8 24-44 0-5 5-6 2,722 11/24 @ Knoxville L, 6-2 3-6-1 7 9 38-54 0-4 3-4 3,912 11/25 @ Fayetteville OTW, 3-2 4-6-1 9 9 40-38 0-8 6-6 1,912 12/1 @ Mississippi L, 5-4 4-7-1 9 9 43-30 2-5 3-4 1,509 12/2 @ Mississippi OTL, 4-3 4-7-2 10 9 29-40 0-1 3-3 1,291 12/8 @ Fayetteville SOW, 2-1 5-7-2 12 T-8 34-51 0-5 2-3 2,687 12/9 Fayetteville L, 4-3 5-8-2 12 9 54-32 1-5 3-4 3,555 12/14 Birmingham L, 4-3 5-9-2 12 9 35-27 2-5 3-4 1,913 12/15 @ Huntsville 7:00 PM CST

12/16 Mississippi 7:05 PM

12/22 @ Evansville 7:15 PM CST

12/23 @ Peoria 7:15 PM CST 12/29 @ Fayetteville 7:00 PM 12/30 Fayetteville 7:05 PM 12/31 Knoxville 6:05 PM 1/4 @ Macon 7:35 PM 1/5 Pensacola 7:05 PM 1/6 Pensacola 7:05 PM 1/12 Fayetteville 7:05 PM 1/13 @ Fayetteville 6:00 PM 1/19 Fayetteville 7:05 PM 1/20 @ Knoxville 7:35 PM 1/26 @ Macon 7:35 PM 1/27 Birmingham 7:05 PM 2/2 Knoxville 7:05 PM 2/3 @ Knoxville 7:35 PM 2/8 @ Fayetteville 7:00 PM 2/9 Fayetteville 7:05 PM 2/10 Knoxville 7:05 PM 2/16 Huntsville 7:05 PM 2/17 Huntsville 7:05 PM 2/18 @ Knoxville 3:00 PM 2/23 @ Mississippi 7:00 PM CST 2/24 @ Mississippi 7:00 PM CST 3/2 @ Pensacola 7:05 PM CST 3/3 @ Pensacola 7:05 PM CST 3/9 @ Macon 7:35 PM 3/10 @ Knoxville 7:35 PM 3/15 Macon 7:05 PM 3/16 Macon 7:05 PM 3/17 @ Birmingham 7:05 PM CST 3/23 @ Huntsville 7:00 PM CST 3/24 Knoxville 7:05 PM 3/29 @ Fayetteville 7:00 PM 3/30 Peoria 7:05 PM 3/31 Peoria 7:05 PM 4/6 @ Peoria 7:15 PM CST 4/7 @ Peoria 7:15 PM CST

Date Player Transaction 10/19 F Colin Murray Placed on Injured Reserve 10/24 F Dmytro Babenko Loaned to Norfolk Admrials (NSH: ECHL) 10/24 G Brendan Leahy Placed on waivers 10/24 G Brad Barone Signed contract 10/26 D Joe Sova Loaned to Norfolk Admirals (NSH: ECHL) 11/1 D Stephen Hickey Signed contract 11/3 F Dmytro Babenko Returned from loan to Norfolk Admirals (NSH: ECHL) 11/4 F Viktor Tiutchenko Signed contract 11/8 F Evan Schultz Placed on waivers 11/8 D Joe Sova Returned from loan to Norfolk Admirals (NSH: ECHL) 11/8 F Colin Murray Activated off Injured Reserve 11/8 D Brian Rowland Placed on Injured Reserve 11/14 F Mathias Tellstrom Signed three-game tryout contract 11/22 D Stephen Hickey Placed on waivers 11/22 D Brian Rowland Moved from 21-day IR to 30-day IR 11/25 F Mathias Tellstrom Signed contract 11/30 D Balazs Goz Signed contract 12/9 D Joe Sova Activated off Injured Reserve 12/9 F Phil Bronner Placed on 21-day Injured Reserve 12/11 G Ryan de Melo Placed on waivers 12/11 G Matt Zenzola Signed contract 12/11 F Paul Russell Traded to Macon 12/11 F John Gustafsson Acquired from Macon 12/13 D Travis Armstrong Loaned to Adirondack Thunder (NJD: ECHL) 12/14 F Mitch Vandergunst Signed contract

2017-18 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Goaltenders (4) Brad Barone Ryan de Melo Brendan Leahy Matt Zenzola

Defensemen (8) Travis Armstrong Ben Bauer Balazs Goz Stephen Hickey Christopher Kravtchouk Brian Rowland Nick Schneider Joe Sova

Forwards (16) Dmytro Babenko Phil Bronner David Gandara John Gustafsson Yong Jun Lee Steve Mele Mike Moroso Mitchell Mueller Colin Murray Paul Russell Evan Schultz Riley Spraggs Zach Tatrn Mathias Tellstrom Viktor Tiutchenko Mitch Vandergunst

Bold: Opening Night Roster Italic: Three-game Tryout EBUG - Emergency Back-up goaltender

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Transactions & Player List

2017-18 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game Notes Page 12

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Injured Reserve/Call-up Tracker

2017-18 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Game Notes Page 13 'Dawgs IR PLAYER PLACED (Retro) GAMES MISSED Brian Rowland November 8 12 Phil Bronner December 9 (December 8) 3

Call-Up Tracker FORWARDS GP G ECHL TEAM A PTS PIM +/- Jeremy Beirnes * 20 1 Wheeling Nailers 0 1 26 -2

DEFENSEMEN ECHL TEAM GP G A PTS PIM +/-

GOALTENDERS ECHL TEAM GP W L OTL GAA SV % Ty Reichenbach * Norfolk Admirals 11 3 7 0 3.67 .901

* Has not played in SPHL this season-Roanoke owns rights

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