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Dayton Gems Weekly

March 19, 2012 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Dayton Gems News Release

Last Week's Recap - Weekly Record: 2-0-1

Friday, March 16 vs Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (5-4 LOSS)

Saturday, March 17 @ Bloomington Blaze (6-1 WIN)

Sunday, March 18 vs Laredo Bucks (9-1 WIN)

Upcoming Community Appearances

Monday, March 19 @ Kids Club Party (Poelking Lanes South - 6pm)

Tuesday, March 20 @ Postgame party (Hooters on Miller Lane)

Wednesday, March 21 @ Valley View Elementary School (assembly with players)

Thursday, March 22 @ Earth Fare (6pm)

Saturday, March 24 @ Springboro Expo (Blade visit)

Dayton Gems Game Notes

Shoot to Thrill - The Gems outscored their opponents in last weekend's three games by a whopping 19-7.

Trainer of the Year - Dayton's Bryan Rogers was named the CHL's Athletic Trainer of the Year for 2012.

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.

Sign of the Times - February 25th's win over the Sundogs opened with a unique performance of the National Anthem by Fairborn middle school students, who "signed" the anthem in sign language.

Man of the Year - Gems captain Greg Labenski was named a finalist for the CHL's prestigious "Man of the Year" award.

Stellar Sterling - veteran netminder Larry Sterling continues to battle near the top of the CHL stat chart, maintaining the CHL's best save percentage of .925.

All Star Lutes - Brett Lutes represented the Gem City as the lone Gems player participating in the 2012 All Star Game. Lutes would 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 7. He was named CHL "Best shootout player" in 2012.

Powerplay Master - Brandon Naurato is tied for third in the CHL for most powerplay goals with 10.

Gems Ticket Information

Tickets to this week's Gems games at Hara Arena are still available by calling the Gems ticket office at 275-7777 or by visiting the "all new" www.DaytonGems.com.

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