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Gems Fall To Thunder 5-2

March 24, 2010 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Dayton Gems News Release

The Dayton Gems traveled to U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington to face the Prairie Thunder. The Gems came on strong right out the gate when Dayton's Mike Vaskivuo scored with only 2:35 played in the 1st period. It took the Thunder only 2:32 to tie it up. Defensive play would hold the points at 1-1 until less than 3 minutes remained when Bloomington took the lead. In the 2nd Bloomington would score 3 more times. The Gems newcomer Matt Smyth would find the net for his first time in a Gems sweater with assists from Nathan Oke and Joe Van Culin during a powerplay. That would end the scoring in a game that accumulated 97 minutes of penalties between both teams (29 minutes of which belonged to the Gems) with the majority of those occurring in the last 3 minutes of the game. The final score Bloomington 5 - Dayton 2.

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Friday, March 26th at Hara Arena the Gems will face off against the Port Huron Icehawks at 7:30pm tune your radio dial to Ultimate Oldies Radio and catch all the Gems action as it happens. 101.1 FM broadcasts from Fairborn to Englewood and Kettering to Troy. The game will simulcast on 97.7FM which covers the Northern Huber Heights areas along with Vandalia and Tipp City. Announcing the play by play will be Kevin O'Boyle and alongside doing the color commentary will be Doug Brown.

Or join us in person for an exciting evening of hockey with the King. Elvis will be in the building. Renowned Elvis impersonator, The Key of E will entertain throughout the evening and present a tribute concert following the game. Admission to the concert is included in your admission price for the Gems game. All concert goers must have Gems ticket stubs to attend. There will be an Elvis look-a-like contest as well.

The 1st 1000 fans in attendance will receive the 3rd of 4 sets of official Gems Trading Cards sponsored by Color Q of Miamisburg.

It's Frothy Friday so it's a night with bargain $2 drafts.

That evening is also the Gems Centerville Community Night. The Gems welcome friends, families, businesses and local groups from Centerville to support their communities. Group seating and fund raising programs are available.

The Dayton Gems in conjunction with Single Source News will be holding a very special Singles Night on March 27th. Single Source will be on hand with special give-a-ways and drawings. Following the game there will be a mixer and all are invited to join in the fun. Maybe you'll even find Mr/Miss Right at Hara Arena that evening watching the Gems play the Fort Wayne Komets. The game begins at 730pm

That evening is also the Gems Beavercreek Community Night. The Gems welcome friends, families, businesses and local groups from Beavercreek to support their communities. Group seating and fund raising programs are available.

Upcoming events include: Trading Card Nights, Generation Dayton Night, Restaurant Employees Night, Jersey Auctions and a visit from the Bud Girls. Don't forget all Wednesdays are Dollar Beer night and Frothy Fridays have $2 drafts.

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