ROANOKE, VA. – The Rail Yard Dawgs announced on Saturday that forwardChris Vella has been activated from the 21-day injured reserve list, while defenseman Dillon Hill has been released.

Vella was placed on the injured reserve list in early March, but will be back in the lineup tonight. The five-foot-ten forward leads the SPHL with 16 fighting majors, in addition to registering six goals and seven assists in 43 games for the Dawgs this season.

Hill played in 20 games for Roanoke this season after signing with the team on November 23, tallying one goal and five assists. The six-foot-three defenseman was called up on December 28 to Fort Wayne, where he played in 10 games and recorded 10 penalty minutes and a minus-one plus/minus rating. Hill had returned to the Dawgs on February 10.

The Rail Yard Dawgs are back at Berglund Center tonight against the Huntsville Havoc. Both games start at 7:05 p.m. EST, and Saturday night’s game is Paramount Yellowstone Night presented by Bug Man Exterminating. A portion of tonight’s ticket proceeds will be donated to the Kip Nininger Memorial Scholarship Fund, and additional donations can be made at the game. Wisler Plumbing and Air Family Four Packs, group tickets, 2022-2023 season tickets, and single game tickets for home games are on sale now, and you can listen to the games on the Haley Toyota Rail Yard Dawgs Hockey Network via Mixlr or watch it on HockeyTV.