For Immediate Release:
December 27, 2017
PHIL BRONNER ACTIVATED OFF IR, DANIEL VERNACE SIGNED
Zach Tatrn placed on injured reserve
ROANOKE, VA – The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs announced on Wednesday that forward Phil Bronner has been activated off injured reserve and forward Daniel Vernace has been signed to a contract. Additionally, forward Zach Tatrn has been placed on injured reserve.
Bronner reappears on the active roster after missing each of the last seven games with an injury. He has two goals and four assists over 13 appearances for Roanoke this season.
Vernace returns to Roanoke where he spent the bulk of the 2016-17 campaign. The 26-year old center played 55 games last season and totaled 13 goals and 11 assists. 42 of those games came as a Rail Yard Dawg where he had 11 goals and eight assists. Vernace also skated for the Evansville Thunderbolts and Fayetteville FireAntz last year during his rookie season. He has not yet appeared professionally in 2017-18.
Tatrn has played ten games this season and has one goal and five assists. He missed five of the first six games with an injury and has not appeared in each of Roanoke’s last five contests. Tatrn last skated during the Dawgs 4-3 loss to the Fayetteville Marksmen on December 9.
Bronner, Vernace and the rest of the Rail Yard Dawgs will hit the ice on Friday in Fayetteville against the Marksmen. Puck drop at the Crown Coliseum is scheduled for 7:00 PM. The Rail Yard Dawgs will then return home to host the Marksmen on Saturday at 7:05 PM. That will be followed by the WDBJ7 New Year’s Eve game on Sunday. Puck drop against the Knoxville Ice Bears is set for 6:05 PM and special Growing Up In The Valley Family Four Packs are available with four tickets and a Dawgs popcorn bucket starting at just $22.