Demolition Finish Northeastern Trip 2-0-1
Dayton, OH - The Dayton Demolition finished off their second road trip to the Northeastern teams of the Federal Hockey League, finishing a long trip with seven of a possible nine points and two regulation wins.
On Friday Night, the Demolition began their three game road trip at Berlin. Things started off well for the River Drivers, as they left the ice after the 1st Period with a 2-1 lead over the visiting Wrecking Crew. Dayton's Martin Uhnak rolled in the first goal of the night for the visitors, with Brian Marks and Patrick Harrison guiding the way for the goal. Dayton then scored twice in the 2nd period, with Cory Giroux and Michael Dolman giving the Demolition a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes. Eric Witzel, Brad Townsend, Robert Vanwynsberghe, and Harrison assisted in the second frame. Dayton added one more tally in the 3rd, with Giroux burying his second score of the night and Uhnak tallying his second point of the night, with Myles McCauley tacking on an assist. Berlin got one power-play goal late in the 3rd , but Dayton was victorious for the 4-3 win. St. Pierre picked up the win with a 37 save performance, with Harrison, Giroux, and Uhnak picking up two offensive points on night.
The next day, Dayton went south to tangle with the 1st-place Danbury Titans. The Demolition got off to a great start, with Eric Witzel connecting on his first Dayton goal of the year, with Vanwynsberghe and Jay Kenney assisting on the play. Witzel's tally would be the only score of the opening frame, as Dayton took a 3-0 lead on the scores of Uhnak and McCaluey (Power Play.) Cory Giroux helped out twice, with McCauley assisting on the Uhnak tally and the goalie St. Pierre on the third tally. After the 3-0 lead, Danbury started to roll with their lone goal in the 2nd and three unanswered in the third period. With a 4-3 deficit staring down at the Demolition, McCauley scores with 1:36 left in regulation on a 6-on-4 Extra-Attacker Power Play. With the game tied at 4 apiece, the Titans scored early into overtime, to take the match 5-4. Dayton, with four points of six possible already under the belt, moved on to Brewster for a Sunday affair.
In the last game of the trip, Brewster scored first with a power-play tally before the Wrecking Crew could respond. Michael Dolman scored on a 5-on-4 opportunity, with Giroux and Vanwynsberghe assisting. Six minutes later, Brewster took the lead again on the game's first even strength goal. Dayton was down 2-1 after one, with Myles McCauley scoring once again for the Demolition on another Power-Play. McCauley's tally was helped with Giroux and Witzel's assists. Tied up 2-2 heading into the third, Brewster outscored Dayton 2-1 in the first eleven minutes, with Giroux rallying up the first Demo goal of the third from Brian Marks and Uhnak. In the closing moments of regulation, Jacques Lamoureux and McCauley come up big for Dayton for the second win of the road trip. Lamoureux's tally was helped by Uhnak and Vanwynsberghe, where Dolman helped McCauley's tally to cap the scoring. Dayton won the meeting with the Bulldogs 5-4.
In the three matches, Cory Giroux notched seven points (three goals on four assists) on the road trip along with Martin Uhnak's six points (two goals/four assists), with Jo St. Pierre going 2-0-1 and recording a total of 124 saves in three nights.
Dayton makes a short trip to Port Huron on Thursday before coming home on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to tangle with the Danville Dashers and Danbury Titans. For tickets, broadcasting links, and event information, visit demolitionhockey.com!
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