The Rail Yard Dawgs announced Thursday that Sammy Bernard has signed a training camp agreement with the organization.

Bernard was claimed off of waivers by the Dawgs on March 3 last season, and became a major contributor during Roanoke’s journey to the SPHL President’s Cup Final. The six-foot-five goalie played in 13 SPHL games this season between Roanoke, Quad City, and Knoxville, notching a 7-2-0 record with a 2.44 goals against average and a .921 save percentage. In the President’s Cup Playoffs, Bernard was 3-2-1 for Roanoke, including back-to-back wins over top-seeded Knoxville in which he allowed just two total goals. 

Previously, the Lafayette, Colorado native had played nine SPHL games in the 2018-2019 season for Pensacola, and spent the 2019-2020 season in Poland with Naprzod Janow.

Players Signed to Training Camp as of September 1, 2022:

  • Sammy Bernard
  • Austyn Roudebush
  • Bryce Martin
  • Jarrad Vroman
  • Sean Leonard
  • Nick DeVito
  • Hunter Bersani
  • Brady Heppner
  • Mac Jansen

Opening Night of the 2022-2023 season is slated for Friday, October 21 and is sponsored by Haley Toyota of Roanoke. Puck drop is set for 7:05. Season tickets, flex packages, and group tickets are now on sale. Single game tickets and single game parking passes will go on sale September 21 at 10:00 A.M. online and at the box office.