For Immediate Release:
February 22, 2018
RAIL YARD DAWGS TRADE FOR PORTER, SIGN GUYON, DUMONTIER
Roanoke sends Mitchell Mueller and Ben Bauer to Fayetteville
ROANOKE, VA – The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs announced a series of roster moves on Thursday. Roanoke has acquired forward Chris Porter from the Fayetteville Marksmen in exchange for forward Mitchell Mueller and defenseman Ben Bauer. The Dawgs have also signed forward Maxime Guyon to a three-game tryout contract and defenseman Yan Dumontier to a contract.
Porter has appeared in 40 games for the Marksmen this season and has three goals and 18 assists along with 61 penalty minutes. He is in his second professional season out of American International College. At AIC he was a teammate of Rail Yard Dawgs forwards David Gandara and Steve Mele and served as the Hornets captain his senior year in 2015-16.
Both Guyon and Dumontier join the Dawgs from the FHL’s Cornwall Nationals, who announced on Tuesday that they had ceased operations. Guyon has appeared in 30 games for the Nationals and was averaging over two points per game with 32 goals and 31 assists. He was second in the FHL in goals and fourth in points at the time of his signing with the Dawgs. The Montreal, Quebec native has played 50 FHL games over his two seasons as a pro and totaled 53 goals and 46 assists.
Dumontier is in his third professional season, all three of which have taken place in Cornwall. The 6-3 defenseman has two goals, 12 assists and a +20 plus/minus over 28 games this season.
Bauer has played 35 games for the Dawgs and has two goals and five assists. Mueller appeared in 19 games with Roanoke and has four goals and five assists. He has also played in 17 games for the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals where he did not record a point.
The Rail Yard Dawgs will put their seven-game winning streak on the line on Friday night in Southaven against the Mississippi RiverKings. Puck drop at Landers Center is scheduled for 7:00 PM CST.