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Gems Add to Roster

July 20, 2010 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Dayton Gems News Release

Dayton, OH- The Dayton Gems Ownership Group, proud member of the Central Hockey League announced today that the Gems have signed Goaltender Guillaume Piche, Defenseman Paul Ferraro and Center Kyle Bochek to contracts for the upcoming 2010-11 season. Terms of the deals were not disclosed due to league and team mandates.

Piche, 20, will be entering his rookie season in professional hockey after spending the 2009-10 season with the Fort William North Stars of the Super International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL). The butterfly style net minder played in 42 games posting a record of 34-4-1 which included six shutouts, a goals against average of 1.90 and a save percentage of .919.

Ferraro, 24, spent the last four seasons as a member of the Sacred Heart University hockey team in the Atlantic Hockey Association of the NCAA. In 2009-10, Ferraro was named to the All-AHA Third Team for the first time in his collegiate career. He played in 91 career games at Sacred Heart and recorded 47 points on 18 goals and 29 assists. Of those 47 points a career-high 22 of them came in his senior season (8G, 14A) and a career-high six of his goals were on the power play.

Bochek, 22, enters his second season of professional hockey after spending the 2009-10 campaign with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). The Port Severn, Ontario native is known for his ability to succeed in the face-off circle and also for his grit and determination when battling on the boards. Prior to joining the Ice Bears, Bochek spent three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) spending time with the Kingston Frontenacs and Saginaw Spirit. In 2008-09, Bochek led the Spirit into the playoffs and recorded five points (3G, 2A) in eight games.

Season tickets are on sale now!! For more information call the Gems offices at 937-275-7777 or log onto our website at . You can also catch us on facebook at Opening night at Hara Arena is Saturday, October 16th.

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