ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Rail Yard Dawgs season is now over. Roanoke’s longest playoff run ended in Game four of the SPHL President’s Cup Finals Tuesday night against Peoria. The Rivermen coming back from behind to defeat the Dawgs four to three in overtime at the Berglund Center taking the championship series three games to one.

For Roanoke, it was a bittersweet end to a year that saw a late season push to earn the number eight seed in the playoffs, followed by playoff victories over the number one and two teams in the league. While the underdog Dawgs couldn’t complete their magical Cinderella run with a trophy, there’s plenty of positives for the team to take away.

“A lot of ups and downs but for the guys to battle through that and suck it up and play tells you a lot about who they are as people. Just couldn’t be more proud of this group. It’s been my favorite group to play with in my entire career. I’m grateful to be a part of it,” said Rail Yard Dawgs defenseman Travis Armstrong. “It feels like I could write a book about everything I’ve learned. About myself and coaching every year so it’s a long long list but I know these guys set the bar really really high. So big shoes to fill and that’s gonna be my job to make sure we’re filling them,” said Rail Yard Dawgs head coach Dan Bremner.

Bremner completing his fourth season as head coach as the dawgs continue to search for their first SPHL title.