Demolition Pound Berlin 7-4 on Felten's Return, First Responders Night
Dayton, OH - On Jesse Felten's return to Dayton and the Demolition honoring the fine folks that are the First Line of Response, the home team didn't disappoint with a 7-4 triumph of the Berlin River Drivers. Dayton scores four goals in the 2nd to seal the win and break a three-game losing streak. Bryan Haude got his first start with the Berlin River Drivers since the trade earlier this week for Forward Chad Bennett, opposing former teammate Louie George.
Berlin got on the board first at the 10:44 from Stathis Soumelidis's first blast of the year. His opening goal was helped from David Brancik and Matias Simontaival while on Berlin's 52nd Power Play opportunity. However, Berlin's lead was short lived with a little bit of the Power Play magic again. Dayton struck their first goal of the night with Derrick Schwartz flooding the crease of Haude, with a little direction from Michael Dolman and Cody Milligan at the 13:47 mark. Dayton answered back with another Power Play goal, this time from Martin Uhnak (Mike Henderson and Brian Marks assists.) Berlin tallied the first full-strength goal to close out the 1st Period. At the 17:40 curfew, Sean Poitras ships in his fifth offering of the season from Pavel Kubena and Donald Olivieri's redirections to tie things up at 2-2. After the first trip to the locker rooms, Dayton came back out recharged and refocused.
Dayton tallies four unanswered goals in the 2nd, starting at 3:32 with Cody Milligan's 6th goal (from Artem Pestriakov's first pro assist and Rich Ledy) and continuing with Tom Tracy's 8th at the 5:59 mark (Dolman and Uhnak assist on Tracy's tally.) Brian Marks continues to march the Wrecking Crew's offense in the 2nd with his 4th score on the year and a little bit a help from Daytonian Brett Wall at the 12:34 point. Michael Dolman capped off the Demolition offense in the 2nd with a goal at 14:16, with Martin Uhnak and Rich Ledy fronting the opportunities. The River Drivers avoided the 2nd Period shutout with a Steven Gallo rush (his 2nd goal) from Sean Poitras winged attack. Dayton led 6-3 after two periods on First Responders Night.
The third period saw a blistering comeback attempt from the visiting Berlin River Drivers, who would outshoot Dayton 19-8 in the final frame and 42-33 on the contest. Both teams got one more goal, with Dayton's Michael Dolman tallying one more score (reaching the tenth goal of the year.) Dolman's second score had some blueprints pounded in from Derrick Schwartz and Tom Tracy. Berlin's last attack occurred at the 19:04 bookmark, from Soumelidis and Kubena with Poitras on the rush. Dayton won 7-4 to snap their three-straight losing streak and continue Berlin's to five.
Louie George picks up his third win with a 38 save performance, battling Bryan Haude's 26 save night. Brian Marks was the third star of the night with a one goal/one assist night, followed by Martin Uhnak's one goal/two assist night. Michael Dolman was the first star with two goals and two dishes.
Berlin heads up to Port Huron Saturday, while Dayton prepares for another home match vs. the Prowlers on Sunday for Teddy Bear Toss night.
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