Demonz Rally with a 4-3 OT Win Over Danville
By Lee W. Mowen
DAYTON, OH. – The Dayton Demonz come away with two wins on
Opening Weekend against the Danville Dashers, winning just
mere seconds into the overtime frame 4-3 on Saturday Night.
Dayton started off more aggressive, moving the puck forward
and creating chances against Danville’s goalie Matt
Anthony. Danville would not back down, as they also counted
with some smart looks on Curtis Martinu. The Demonz and
Dashers went back to the locker rooms scoreless after one.
At the 3:08 mark of the 2nd period, it was Jared Hicks
recording his first goal of the young season, with some help
from the starting line of Ahmed Mahfouz and Roger Tagoona.
However, Danville answered back, twenty-four seconds later
in fact. Andrew Harrison notched his first of the year, with
Justin Levac and former Demon Jonathan Juliano helping the
Danville struck again for their first lead of the season,
with Gehrett Sargis scoring his 2nd of the road trip at the
13:46 mark. J.D. Gordon was the lone assister in the Sargis
score. In the later moments of the middle frame, Robert
Vanwynsberghe scored his first goal, unassisted. Two periods
in, fans had a 2-2 barnburner on their hands.
Jared Hicks scored his second goal of the night very
quickly, just forty-three seconds in and with some help from
Mahfouz. This lead for Dayton looked to stay, as the
Danville Dashers failed to convert on a four-minute double
minor to Tagoona. However, it was Brad Denney tying the
match up again at the 17:39 mark. Denney’s first goal was
assisted by John Scully and Nicola Levesque. Sixty minutes
weren’t enough to settle the score, we would need overtime
The Demonz started off the OT frame right, winning the
faceoff and controlling the puck. As Ahmed Mahfouz took the
puck to the slot, he would not be denied and sent the
hometown fans back home happy with a 4-3 OT win, 16 seconds
erased from the Hara Arena scoreboard.
Robert Vanwynsberghe was the third star of the game, with
one goal. Ahmed Mahfouz was the second star, with a goal and
two assists. Taking the number one star of the game, was
Jared Hicks with his two goal performance. Curtis Martinu
picks up the win in his first ever start with Dayton,
recording 30 saves. Matt Anthony suffered the loss,
recording 29 saves on the contest.
A total of 1,099 people saw one incredible match between the
Dayton Demonz and the Danville Dashers. Immediately
following the game the Demonz presented Joe Pace his
2013-2014 Federal Hockey League Championship ring on the
The Demonz will return home next week, to receive their
championship rings and banner and take on the Danbury
This post-game report was written by me, used by the Federal Hockey League for “Ice Chips.” This is posted on my website to share some of my work. This is from the October 18th game, where the Dayton Demonz won 4-3 in OT.
You can listen to this game, available on the Gem City Sports Network: http://www.gemcitysports.com/10182014-demonz-vs-danville-fhl-hockey/