Sadly, the Rail Yard Dawgs season came to an end Saturday night in Birmingham, Alabama. The boys fought their guts out but lost to the Bulls (good luck in the finals) 6-4 in Game 3 of the SPHL semi-finals. I’m quite bummed out about it (I love hockey) yet I keep coming back to two very specific words in my head…
Thank you to the McGinn family, and local minority owners, for bringing hockey back to the Roanoke Valley and giving us everything you’ve promised since Day 1. From exciting, affordable hockey to being absolute pillars of the community, and everything in between, you’ve earned this fan’s trust and support forever.
Thank you Mickey, Alexandra, Brian, Parrish (good luck in Iowa), Tara and the rest of the Dawgs front office staff. There’s none better in the SPHL. Professionally, we are stoked to be one of your media partners. K92 Night with the Dawgs is always circled big on our events calendar and we love being a part of game night! (We’re taking back the attendance record next year.) Personally, thanks for not revoking my media pass whenever you saw my reaction to a questionable (read: horrible) call on the ice against the Dawgs. Even on the busiest days, you always make time to chat with us on game nights and make sure we’re having a good time.
Thank you Coach Bremner and staff for your fire and passion. It absolutely shows in your team and the results since you’ve come to town show that it’s only a matter of time before we’re watching the boys hoist the President’s Cup and hanging a championship banner in the Berglund Center.
And that leaves the boys…
Thank you to every player that donned a Rail Yard Dawgs sweater this season. We appreciate your effort each and every time you put on your gear and hit the ice. Whether it’s practice, gameday or shooting food at me behind the K92 Broadcast Palace, you guys put everything you’ve got into the task at hand and that’s all we can ask of you. As far as off ice things go, you guys are second to none. Every time we see you doing things in the community it always with a smile on your face. You’ve never turned down an autograph request or failed to put smiles on people’s faces. You’re the absolute best, boys!
The puck drops in 6 months… GO DAWGS!