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February 20, 2012 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Dayton Gems News Release


Friday, February 24 vs Missouri Mavericks (Hara Arena, 0 Radio: TV: CHL TV 0 Promotion: Millionaire Night. Lottery ticket & fortune cookie to first 500 fans 18+

Saturday, February 25 vs Arizona Sundogs (Hara Arena, 7pm) Radio: TV: CHL TV 0 Promotion: Kyle Bochek Bobblehead Giveaway to first 1,000 fans. Deaf Awareness Night. National Anthem performed in ASL. Scout Night.

Sunday, February 26 vs Evansville IceMen (Hara Arena, 4pm) Radio: TV: CHL TV 0 Promotion: Poster Giveaway to first 1,000 fans. Postgame skate & autograph session.


Tuesday, February 14 @ Tulsa Oilers (4-2 LOSS)

Wednesday, February 15 @ Texas Brahmas (2-0 LOSS)

Friday, February 17 vs Allen Americans (2-1 SO LOSS)

Saturday, February 18 vs Bloomington Blaze (3-2 SO WIN)


Jammed It for Jimmy - The Gems thawed the IceMen 4-3 in front of a season high crowd of 5,187 inside Hara Arena on Saturday, January 28. Portions of the ticket proceeds went to local teen cancer patient Jimmy Jenks, who dropped the ceremonial first puck.

Larry Saves - netminder Larry Sterling continues to stalk the top of the CHL's stat chart, maintaining a fifth best save percentage of .925.

Dunn It Right - Dayton's newly acquired netminder Dan Dunn is the fifth netminder this regular season to don a Gems sweater. Most recently a member of the Allen Americans, he was acquired as off waivers and earned his first win during his first start on February 18 against the Blaze (3-2 Shootout win).

Berry Unforgiving - The Gems spent last week playing a tough three game series against Berry Conference opponents (Tulsa, Texas and Allen), picking up one point in a shootout loss to Allen.

All Star Lutes - Brett Lutes represented the Gem City as the lone Gems player participating in the 2012 All Star Game. Luteswould earn two assists and a +5 rating to help his CHL All Star team beat the CHL's Arizona Sundogs 6-4.

The Closer - Dayton's Tim Hartung sits tied for most Game Winning Goals by a defenseman with 4, while leading the CHL's blueliners in Shootout Goals with 6.

Powerplay Master - Brandon Naurato is locked in a three way tie for most powerplay goals with 10.


Tickets to the three upcoming Gems home games on Friday against Misouri, Saturday against Arizona and Sunday against Evansville are on sale now at the Hara Arena box office, Ticketmaster, and by calling the Gems ticket office at 275-7777. Discounts are available for groups of ten or more. for more information.

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