ROANOKE, VA. – The Rail Yard Dawgs announced on Monday that forward Billy Vizzo has been called up to the ECHL’s Maine Mariners.

Vizzo returned to Roanoke this fall after a strong debut for the Dawgs last season. This year, the Shelton, Connecticut native is leading the team in goals scored with 17, while adding 14 assists and a team-best plus-19 rating. His 24.9 shooting percentage ranked third throughout the SPHL this season, and his 17 goals ranked tied for the tenth-most in the league.

 In the 2021-22 season, the five-foot-eleven winger had scored six goals and provided 11 assists in 25 games with the Dawgs before he was unfortunately placed on the season-ending injured reserve list on February 28. This will be Vizzo’s third ECHL stint, after appearing in three games for Worcester in the 2020-21 season, and receiving a call-up to South Carolina last season (didn’t appear in a game due to injury). 

The Rail Yard Dawgs will host the Knoxville Ice Bears for three games this weekend starting on Thursday, February 23 at 7:05 p.m. EST, and you can watch the game on HockeyTV or listen for free on Mixlr. Season tickets and single-game tickets are available by calling the Rail Yard Dawgs office, visiting the ‘Tickets’ page on our website, or by visiting the Berglund Center box office.

Photo Credit: Brian Collett // BC Captures