Demolition Quiet the Dashers 3-2 in OT
DAYTON, OHIO - A Sunday evening battle was the perfect way to start the new week, with the Danville Dashers and the Dayton Demolition keeping it close. With a major penalty kill and intense offensive pressure, the Wrecking Crew outlasted the Dashers 3-2 in overtime.
Justin Brausen dropped a pass to the slot for Scott Morongell for the first goal of tonight's game, at the 15:41 mark of the 1st Period. Brausen's vision behing the goal line marked his 20th assist on the season with Morongell's net-burial counting for his fourth. Dayton, while unable to push anything past Matt Anthony in the first, outshot the Danville crew 9-7 after one.
Dayton got on the board with a Harry Mahesh Power Play goal at the 5:44 mark of the 2nd. Mahesh, scoring his seventh goal of the year, moved the puck smoothly past Danville's goalie, with some help from Myles McCauley (his first game with Dayton) and Jacques Lamoureux. The Dashers got the lead again at the 11:33 point of the 2nd, with Ray Tremblay's ninth tally (and a Derrick Schwartz and Justin Levac assist to go.) Danville had another one-goal lead after forty minutes.
The only goal of the 3rd Period was marked at the 11:35 bracket, with a Mike Henderson redirect from the captain Brian Marks and Chris Wilcox, registering his first point in Dayton. Fans at Hara Arena then collected all of their breath at the 15:25 mark, when Ryan Timar was charged with a High Stick major and a Cross-Checking Minor. The Dashers would have seven minutes with a man down and up to start the OT. The Demolition Penalty Kill unit came to play today, as they would hold Danville scoreless in four opportunities.
After Dayton's crew killed off a long advantage, Martin Uhnak and company went to work on Matt Anthony. With just 12 seconds to Dayton and Danville's third shootout, it was Uhnak's 11th goal of the year to give the hometown crowd a smile on Sunday and a 3-2 OT win.
Matt Anthony was solid in the pipes tonight, turning away 39 saves on 42 shots. Brent Troyan was the victor tonight, with 23 saves on 25 shots and a couple of long stretches to boot. Anthony's record dropped to 20-6-3, whereas Troyan improved his young record to 2-2-0. Dayton improves to 7-15-3 with their second straight OT triumph; Danville fell to 23-7-3.
Myles McCauley was the third star tonight with his first assist with Dayton, Brian Marks chimed in as the 2nd star with two assists, and Martin Uhnak's OT goal gave him the top star.
Dayton hosts Danbury, Berlin, and Port Huron this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. For more information on tickets and broadcasting info, please visit demolitionhockey.com.
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