Click on the link below to view Roanoke’s game notes for Game 48 of the 2023-2024 season against the Fayetteville Marksmen at the Crown Coliseum. The puck drops today at 10:00 a.m. EST, and you can watch the game via Roanoke’s Flo Hockey stream or listen to the free broadcast on the Haley Toyota Rail Yard Dawgs Hockey Network on Mixlr.

Dawgs Game Notes vs. Marksmen

Additionally, Roanoke has activated forward Brenden Stanko from the injured reserve. Forward Savva Smirnov has been placed on the 14-day injured reserve, retroactive to March 10.

Stanko is in his first full season of professional hockey, signing with the Dawgs back on November 28 after returning to the FPHL’s Binghamton Black Bears at the start of this season. In 29 games for Roanoke this season, Stanko has recorded nine goals, 15 assists, and a plus-five rating. Playing under former Dawg and current Binghamton head coach Brant Sherwood, the six-foot-one forward won the FPHL’s Rookie of the Month award to start this season by putting up 12 goals, 15 assists, and a plus-19 plus/minus rating in just 14 games before heading to Roanoke. Prior to joining the Black Bears, the Howell, Michigan native played five seasons at Adrian College (ACHA), helping the Bulldogs win the 2020-21 ACHA Division One National Championship. In 142 college games, Stanko notched 81 goals and 114 assists.

Smirnov joined the Dawgs from the FPHL’s Blue Ridge Bobcats back on January 31. The six-foot-one rookie has three goals, three assists, six penalty minutes, and an even plus/minus rating in 13 games for Roanoke. Previously, Smirnov recorded five goals, nine assists, and 24 penalty minutes in 27 games this season for Blue Ridge. Prior to his pro career, the 22-year old forward played four years of junior hockey – three in the EHL with the Philadelphia Revolution and Philadelphia Little Flyers and one in the top Russian junior league, the MHL, with Kapitan Stupino. In his EHL playing days, Smirnov had 28 goals and 69 assists in 89 games, while registering eight goals and 15 assists during 54 games in the MHL.

Roanoke will stay on the road on Friday night, March 15, at 8:00 P.M. EST against the Birmingham Bulls at the Pelham Civic Complex. Playoff packages are on sale now, and can be purchased by contacting the Rail Yard Dawgs office. Other season ticket packages, group tickets, and single-game tickets are on sale now by contacting the Rail Yard Dawgs office or visiting the Berglund Center box office.