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September 10, 2007 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Richmond Renegades News Release

It has been a while.....since we have sent out our Fan Notes so there is a fair amount of news to pass along to everyone. Let's start out with the five newest members of the Renegades training camp. Two are familiar faces and three are new. Returning to the Renegades this season is:

TYLER SCHREMP is a fan favorite who played in 52 regular season games last year. He was our 6th leading scorer with 15 goals and 23 assists and minus 5 while accumulating 76 PIM's. In three playoff games, "Bubba" had 2 goals and one assist with 4 PIM's.

ANDRE GILL appeared in 54 regular season games and was the Renegades 3rd leading scorer with 19 goals and 31 assists. He accumulated 38 PIM's and was a plus 9. In three playoff games he was held scoreless, was a minus 4 and had 2 PIM's.

Newcomers to the Renegades this season will be:

BRADY HEINTZ was the leading scorer for the Humboldt Broncos of the SJHL last season and was 8th in the league in scoring. In 51 regular season games, the 21 y.o. had 27 goals and 36 assists for 63 points while accumulating 176 PIM's. In 22 playoff games he had 6 goals and 6 helpers for 12 points to go along with 23 PIM's. The 5'9" forward hails out of Strasbourg, Saskatchewan.

BRAD REANEY is a 6' 198# swing man can play equally as well at forward or defense. He spent last season with the OCN Blizzard of the MJHL where, in 41 games, he had 11 goals and 32 assists for 43 points. He was penalized for 205 minutes during the regular season. The prior two years this 21 y.o. played in the BCHL for Alberni and Williams Lake. Renegades fans will be familiar with The Pas as that is the home of Don Melnyk, head coach, Brian Goudie and former Renegades Duane Whitehead and Brett Needham.

SCOTT GILLIS spent the 206-07 season in the Canadian Maritimes playing for the Antigonish Bulldogs. Another6 footer he weighs in at 185. In 53 games last season he accounted for 13 goals and 18 assists for 31 points while racking up 134 PIM's.

TWO JERSEYS TO BE RETIRED

A long standing tradition will be broken.....this season when we retire the jerseys of two former prominent Renegades. Renegades head coach Brian Goudie will have his #7 jersey retired on his birthday, November 9th and former Renegades enforcer Trevor Senn will experience the same honor when his jersey #25 is retired on December 28th. Both ceremonies will take place during the first intermission of the game.

"I have not been a believer in retiring jerseys but in the case of these two players I firmly believe they have been instrumental in the success of hockey in Richmond and deserve to be recognized and honored," stated Allan B. Harvie, Jr. "It will be a very special night for each of them and I'm looking forward to both nights.

EXHIBITION GAMES SET

Your Renegades will play..... two pre-season exhibition games against the defending SPHL champion Fayetteville FireAntz.

The games are scheduled for Friday, October 19, 2007 at 7:30 PM in Fayetteville, NC AT the Crown Coliseum with a return game the next night, Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 7:35 PM at the Richmond Coliseum. Tickets at both locations are $10 for adults and $6 for under 10 (excluding service charges). The Richmond location game is included in the Renegades season ticket holder's package.

Each team will be permitted to dress up to 18 skaters and three goalies which is more than the regular season limits of 16 skaters and two goalies. All regular season rules will be enforced by the SPHL officiating crew.

NEW SPHL COMMISSIONER TO ATTEND HOME OPENER

The SPHL's new commissioner, Jim Combs.....will be in attendance at the Richmond Renegades home opener October 27th. Commissioner Combs will be making a special presentation to Richmond head coach Brian Goudie who was the SPHL Defenseman of the Year for the 2006-07 season.

"I have always enjoyed coming to Richmond for hockey games," stated Commissioner Combs who last season was the league's Director of Officials. "I was a referee in the ECHL during Allan's tenure with the original Renegades. The referees would always line up to see who would officiate the Renegades/Admirals games because we all knew it was going to be a war. Those were fun games and they were made even better because Richmond has absolutely great fans."

RENEGADES SEEK OFFICE ASSISTANT

The Renegades have a job opening.....for a non-smoking, physically fit office assistant. This is a full time position which requires the successful candidate be able to work every Friday and Saturday game night during the season plus some evenings prior to and during the season (Renegades schedule available on-line at www.rrenegades.com). Must possess excellent computer and telephone skills. Ability to work with deadlines required. Basic accounting skills a plus. First class customer service skills are mandatory. Position requires considerable stair climbing and physical activity. Send your resume including salary history and salary requirements, along with date of availability, to: info@rrenegades.com . Resumes without both salary history and requirements will not be considered. Absolutely no phone calls please.

SAM'S CLUB TO INTRODUCE "SHOW US YOUR CARD"

Sam's Club, a new Renegades sponsor.....will introduce a new game to be played during every home game. At some point during the game the Renegades announcer will ask fans to "SHOW US YOUR SAM'S CLUB CARD". Fans will hold up their Sam's Club card while a spotlight roams trough the crowd settling on a fan. That lucky fan will win a Sam's Club gift certificate. Although a real Sam's Club card is preferred, fans can bring a facsimile card to hold up (the bigger, the better). If the spotlight settles on a facsimile Sam's Club card and that fan is a Sam's Club member and have their card with them, they will win a bonus prize. So make sure you get your Sam's Club card and start making your really big Sam's Club card to show during the game.

JOIN THE "BOYS" FOR DINNER

During the Renegades training camp.....you'll be able to join the players most evenings for dinner! That's right; during training camp on most nights we will be publishing where the players will be going for their dinner and you are welcome to join them. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet the players up close and personal; a chance to welcome back last season's players and meet the players trying to make this year's squad. Keep watching our website for locations and times for training camp dinners. Training camp begins Monday, October 15th.

COLISEUM PRE-GAME BUFFET RETURNS

The Richmond Coliseum has confirmed.....that their very popular pre-game buffet will return this season in the Coliseum Club. Fans wishing to take advantage of this buffet will need to enter the Coliseum through the East Leigh Street entrance (facing the new Phillip Morris building). The Leigh Street doors will open for the buffet at 6 PM on game nights. Seating is limited so reservations are recommended but not mandatory.

NEW PLAYER JERSEYS WILL OPEN THE SEASON

The colors will be familiar.....but the Renegades will take to the ice in a new look jersey on October 27th. In fact, the new look will happen during the exhibition games when the team wears their new warm-up jerseys sponsored by Sam's Club. The warm-up jerseys will be worn at both exhibition games, during all pre-game warm ups and at two regular season games. Opening night will feature our new gold jersey and the new road jersey (royal blue) will be worn on November 2nd. On November 10th the players will wear a special Veteran's Day uniform which will be auctioned off following the game in a live auction. That will be the first of many jersey auctions this season. In January the Renegades will unveil another new jersey that will be worn only for the five Wednesday games and auctioned off after the final Wednesday game.

EVERY NIGHT'S A SPONSORED NIGHT

This season, every night has a sponsor.....with twenty, that's right, TWENTY nights having a giveaway! There is one night that will have a special giveaway for only season ticket holders. It is so special that the giveaway that night is a limited edition and will not be reproduced. You won't want to miss a game!

AND FINALLY.....

We want to say a special THANK YOU..... to SHARON KRAMER, our former Assistant General Manager, who has left to take a position with SMG and the Richmond Coliseum. We wish her all the best!

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