For Immediate Release:
February 12, 2017
RAIL YARD DAWGS EDGED BY MAYHEM, 4-2
Jackson Brewer extends point streak to five games in loss
ROANOKE, VA – The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs got in an early 3-1 hole in the first period and could not climb out as they were defeated by the Macon Mayhem, 4-2, Sunday afternoon at the Berglund Center.
Macon struck first just over two minutes into the game when Jeff Sanders took a slap shot from the point that James Kruger appeared to stop. The puck slowly rolled between his legs and just edged over the goal line to give Macon a 1-0 lead.
Roanoke would tie it later in the opening frame while working on a power play. Jackson Brewer found a bouncing puck and slung it past the scrambling Jordan Ruby, tying the game at one.
Brewer now has points in each of his past five games since returning from a 13-game absence on injured reserve.
The Mayhem took the lead for good 72 seconds after the Dawgs equalizing goal. Colin MacDonald finished a centering pass from Jake Trask to put Macon on top. They added to the advantage later in the period when Trask deflected a MacDonald shot past Kruger to make it 3-1.
Roanoke got one back in the final minute of the first when Zach Tatrn picked up a loose puck on the right post. He fired a shot that was headed wide until it deflected off of Daniel Gentzler and into the net, cutting the lead to 3-2.
Tatrn scored for the third straight game and finished with a goal and an assist on Sunday. He totaled three goals and two assists over Roanoke’s three games during the weekend.
Macon picked up an insurance marker in the second, again by way of Trask. The Mayhem out-shot the Rail Yard Dawgs, 37-17. Kruger stopped 33 of 37 shots in the losing effort.
Roanoke fell to 13-19-5 while Macon improved to 23-7-5. The Rail Yard Dawgs will return to the ice on Friday against the Pensacola Ice Flyers. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 PM at the Berglund Center.
2017-18 Rail Yard Dawgs 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.