Rail Yard Dawgs select six players in SPHL expansion draft

Published: May. 17, 2016 at 8:06 AM EDT
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The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs have started building a team.

Roanoke and fellow expansion team the Evansville Thunderbolts selected six players Monday in the Southern Professional Hockey League expansion draft.

The Rail Yard Dawgs selected the following players:

• Travis Armstrong – 6’5”, 220 lbs Defenseman, Played most of last year with the Louisiana IceGators of the SPHL with a brief stint with the Brampton Beast of the ECHL

• Steve Mele – 5’11”, 175 lbs Left Wing/Right Wing, Split time last season between the Huntsville Havoc and the Macon Mayhem of the SPHL as well as the Norfolk Admirals and Brampton Beast of the ECHL

• Jackson Brewer – 6’1”, 185 lbs Right Wing, Played for Knoxville, Huntsville and Macon of the SPHL last year as well as a short stint with the Evansville Icemen of the ECHL

• Massimo Lamacchia – 5’8”, 170 lbs Forward, Played with the Manchester Monarchs and the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL before finishing this past season with the Louisiana IceGators of the SPHL

• Tim Boyle – 6’3”, 215 lbs Defenseman, Played the past season with the Mississippi Riverkings of the SPHL

• Ryan de Melo – 6’2”, 200 lbs Goalie, Played the past season with Huntsville Havoc of the SPHL.

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