For Immediate Release:
December 6, 2016
ARMSTRONG LOANED TO ECHL NORFOLK, BOYLE RETURNS
Mark Meads, Ian Harris placed on waivers
ROANOKE, VA – The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs have announced a series of roster moves in advance of Sunday’s game against the Fayetteville FireAntz.
Defenseman Travis Armstrong has been loaned to the ECHL Norfolk Admirals, defenseman Tim Boyle has been returned to the Rail Yard Dawgs from Norfolk and forwards Ian Harris and Mark Meads have been placed on waivers.
Armstrong was the first overall selection in the 2016 SPHL expansion draft. The Smith Falls, Ontario native has played in 13 games for the Dawgs, totaling one assist, 25 penalty minutes and a plus-minus of -4. He spent the bulk of the 2015-16 season with the Louisiana IceGators in the SPHL, playing 50 games with 1 goal and 11 assists. Armstrong has 11 career ECHL games under his belt, four with the Kalamazoo Wings in 2014-15 and 7 with the Brampton Beast in 2015-16.
Boyle returns to Roanoke after appearing in eight games with the Admirals. In his first career ECHL stint, he did not register a point and recorded two penalty minutes and a -5 plus-minus. Boyle has two goals and four assists in seven games with the Dawgs and scored the first goal in franchise history on October 22 against the Knoxville IceBears.
Harris played six games for Roanoke and did not register a point while tallying a -4 plus-minus. Meads was signed on Friday and was held pointless with a -3 plus-minus in his two games with the Rail Yard Dawgs.
Roanoke returns to action on Sunday in Fayetteville against the FireAntz. The Dawgs will hit their home ice again to Fayetteville on December 16 at 7:05 p.m. That will be followed by the team’s first ever Teddy Bear Toss on December 17. Tickets are available for purchase at Berglund Center box office and online at http://bit.ly/RYDTeddyBearToss.