ROANOKE, Va. – The Rail Yard Dawgs announced on Wednesday that forward Xavier Filion has been called up to the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers. This is Roanoke’s first ECHL call-up of the 2023-2024 season.

Filion was in his first year with the Dawgs, and has already notched four goals, one assist, and a plus-two rating in the first eight games of his rookie year. The Plessisville, Quebec native previously played four seasons of junior hockey in one of Canada’s top junior leagues, the QMJHL. In 236 combined regular season and playoff games, the six-foot-one forward recorded 44 goals, 63 assists, 91 penalty minutes, and a plus-three rating.

The Rail Yard Dawgs will host the Huntsville Havoc tonight, November 22 at 7:05 P.M. EST, and you can watch the game on Flo or listen in on Mixlr. Single game tickets for Opening Night and all other home games are on sale now at Berglund Center box office and online. Season tickets and other packages are on sale now through the Dawgs’ front office. 

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