For Immediate Release:

January 21, 2017



Jeremy Beirnes acquired for future considerations, Maxim Chegrintsev signed

HUNTSVILLE, AL – The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs have announced a series of transactions in advance of Saturday night’s game against the Huntsville Havoc. Forward Michael Turner has been returned from loan to the ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbits, forward Maxim Chegrintsev has been signed to a three-game tryout contract and the team has acquired the rights of forward Jeremy Beirnes from Huntsville in exchange for future considerations.

Turner returns to Roanoke after appearing in 19 games for the Swamp Rabbits with one goal and three assists. The rookie forward played in 14 games for the Dawgs before heading to the ECHL on December 8. He has recorded four goals and four assists in his time with Roanoke.

Chegrintsev has played in ten games for the Danville Dashers of the Federal Hockey League and his stint with Roanoke will be his first in the SPHL. The Kazan, Russia native has three goals and a plus three rating in his time with the Dashers.

Beirnes has yet to play during the 2016-17 season. He spent the entirety of 2015-16 with the Havoc, appearing in 53 games with seven goals and two assists. Beirnes also led the SPHL with 275 penalty minutes.

Additionally, the Rail Yard Dawgs placed forward Peter Gintoli on bereavement leave.  Roanoke hits the ice in Huntsville Saturday night for a 7 PM CST puck drop against the Havoc. The Dawgs enter the tilt having recorded points in each of their last four games.

Rail Yard Dawgs 2017-18 season tickets are on sale now! Seats can be reserved by visiting the Rail Yard Dawgs office inside of the Berglund Center or over the phone at 540-344-3294.