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RiverDogs melt Frostbite 5-2

April 4, 2006 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Richmond RiverDogs News Release

RICHMOND, VA- A balanced attack, key goaltending and a never say quit attitude powered the Richmond RiverDogs to a 5-2 victory over the Adirondack Frostbite and moved the team into a tie with the Quad City Mallards for 8th place overall in the United Hockey League. The RiverDogs and Frostbite traded a pair of first period goals, Mike Oliveira and Todd Grant with the markers for Richmond. From the second period on, it was all RiverDogs as Joey Bastien, Bill Vandermeer and John DiPace got goals for the victors. Mike D'Alessandro made some key saves in the game, stopping 23 of 25 shots for the win in nets. With the victory, the RiverDogs record goes to 36-26-7, 79 points with one game in hand on Quad City who was idle tonight. The RiverDogs also gained ground on Motor City, who has 84 points, and two games in hand over the Mechanics.

The RiverDogs are back in action tomorrow night as they play host to the Missouri River Otters, 7:05 pm at the Richmond Coliseum. Tomorrow night will be the first of three trading card nights. Every fan who walks through the gates will get the first installment of trading cards, courtesy of, Ukrops and Virginia Business Systems. The second and third installments will be given away on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th. Tickets for those games are on sale at the Richmond Coliseum Box Office or can be charged online at

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