From March 27th, 2016:
Dayton Nails Road Wins at Danbury, Berlin
Dayton, OH – The Dayton club is on a hot streak in pursuit of the last playoff spot available, while having to tackle the Danbury Titans and the Berlin River Drivers on the road. Dayton comes out victorious on the weekend with a 4-3 win at Danbury and a 10-3 triumph in New Hampshire. Louie George and Jo St. Pierre combined for 80 saves in two games with two road wins.
After a 7-2 win at home versus Port Huron, Dayton took the long trip to Connecticut to mangle with the Titans one final time in the regular season. Things started off well for the home Titan team with Aaron Atwell’s goal at the 9:09 mark of the first period with assists from former Dayton forward Mike Henderson and Razmuz Waxin-Engback. After the Danbury goal, Dayton went on to score four unasnwered tallies in the game on Danbury starter Nikita Ivandikov, starting with Robert Vanwynsberghe’s goal at the 13:05 mark with one assist from Michael Dolman. Dayton took the lead for good with Brad Townsend scoring from Myles McCauley at the 18:21 of the opening period, giving the Dayton crew a 2-1 lead after the first.
In the second period, Dayton got the lone goal on a Jacques Lamoureux shot, with Dolman and Vanwynsberghe assisting at the 3:48 mark. Louie George stood strong against Danbury’s 24 shots in the first forty minutes, only allowing the Atwell tally.
In the third, Dayton put up one more goal, which turned out to be the game winner. At 2:53, Martin Uhnak scores from Dolman and Vanwynsberghe assisting, giving Dayton a 4-1 advantage. Danbury could muster out two goals in another third period comeback, with Mike Henderson and Tyler Gjurich finding the back of the net from two John Scorcia assists and one each from Gjurich and Brett Liscomb. In the end, George kept the Titans at bay for his eighth win of the season with 36 saves under the belt.
On Saturday, Dayton made the trip up north to Berlin, New Hampshire to wrestle with the River Drivers. Another former Dayton member found the back of the net early on in the first, with Chris Wilcox zipping one past Jo St. Pierre from Chad O’Brien and Nicholas Wright at the 2:36 mark. From that point on, Dayton put up the next four goals before Berlin scored again. Myles McCauley tied the game up at 1-1 at the 4:48 mark past Berlin starter Ryan Donovan, with the assists belonging to Patrick Harrison and Brad Townsend. At the 13:44 mark with the score still tied, it was Martin Uhnak scoring to put the Dayton crew up for good, with Michael Dolman and McCauley helping out for the second. Dayton’s other two goals would have to wait until the second period, with both teams off the ice after twenty minutes.
In the second frame, Jacques Lamoureux scored unassisted at the 3:22 mark, with Patrick Harrison tallying his first goal on the year with Eric Witzel providing the lone helping hand. Wilcox got on the board again for the host River Drivers to cut the deficit down to 4-2, only for Dayton to score two more unasnwered. Michael Dolman scored forty seconds after Wilcox’s second goal and Cory Giroux tallies his first goal of the game at the 12:55 mark. With Giroux’s goal and Dayton’s sixth, Ryan Donovan was pulled for Andrew Gedert. Berlin got one more goal squeezed past Jo St. Pierre at the 16:38 mark from Pavel Kubena with Wilcox and Phil Lux assisting. Dolman registered his second of the period at the 19:16 mark, with Martin Uhnak assisting again and Robert Vanwynsberghe helping along. Dayton lead 7-3 after two.
In the third period, Dayton scratched three more goals against relief goalie Gedert. Cory Giroux scored his second of the gme at the 3:00 mark, with Witzel and Harrison assisting. Lamoureux also tallied his second at the 3:28 mark, with Giroux and Witzel helping out. Uhnak got the last lighting of the lamp, with Vanwynsberghe and Dolman connecting ahead. Berlin had no answers against St. Pierre in the final fame of regulation, giving Dayton a 10-3 victory in their final matchup of the regular season. With the 10 goals, Dayton broke their previous mark for most goals in a game at 8, back on December 5th vs. Brewster. Jo St. Pierre picked up his eighth win of the year with 44 saves.
With the two road wins, Dayton’s record improved to 21-26-5 and the winning percentage rose up to 41%, 5.7% better than fifth-place Berlin and Brewster’s 35.3%. The Dayton crew have two more home games and one last road trip to Port Huron before the playoffs begin, with the next home game on Thursday, March 31st vs. the Danville Dashers at 7:30. For tickets, broadcasting links, and event information, visit DaytonProHockey.com!
From February 26, 2015:
Demolition Defeat Berlin 7-4 on Vanwynsberghe’s Home Return
Dayton, OH – On Robert Vanwynesberghe’s return to Dayton and Eric Witzel’s first game as a member of the Demolition, the home team went to work on a solid Berlin River Drivers team that brought an eight-game winning streak to town.
Dayton scored twice in the first against Ryan Donovan, with Scott Kozlak and Martin Uhnak providing the offensive power. At the 8:22 mark, Kozlak notched his 12th goal of the year on re-routes from Martin Uhnak and Brian Marks. Nearly three minutes after the Demolition scored, Marks received a Michael Dolman pass and bounced one home past Donovan. Dayton led 2-0 while being outshot by the undermanned River Drivers squad 16-12.
Berlin came to work in the 2nd Period, out-scoring Dayton 4-2 and out-shooting the Wrecking Crew 20-10. The River Drivers got on the board at the 3:35 clip from Curtis Warren’s first on the night. Jay Croop and Tom Tracy helped Warren score past Jo St. Pierre for the first time this Thursday Night. Berlin tied the game up on Dayton’s first Power Play, with the River Drivers’ 14th Short-Handed goal of the year. On a breakaway, Berlin’s Brantley Sherwood received a saucer from Jiri Pestuka to deliver the tying goal at the 8:02 mark.
Dayton went back to work to tie it up at the 9:09 mark of the 2nd, with Robert Vanwynsberghe scoring his first Demolition goal and his seventh of the year. Vanwynesberghe’s first of the night was led with Dolman and Jesse Felten driving up to the attacking zone, giving the home team another lead at 3-2. Berlin then scored the next two tallies from Warren and Pestuka. At the 11:22 mark, Warren squared the game away at 3-3 from Pestuka and Kubena assists. Pestuka gave the River Drivers their first lead of the night on a flurry up the middle, with Brantley Sherwood help steering the puck at the 14:21 mark. Things quieted down offensively until the last minute, when Uhnak ties the game up on a Power Play from Jacques Lamoureux at the 19:29 mark. Both teams came back to the locker rooms locked at 4-4.
Dayton scored three goals in the third to send the fans home happy, with Michael Dolman’s goal occurring at the 5:00 mark of the 3rd. Dolman scored the Game Winner with some help from Felten and Ryan Timar. Over three minutes from the deciding goal, Jacques Lamoureux scored on a defensive tip into the net, giving Dayton their second Power Play goal on the night. At the 8:13 point, Lamoureux’s goal was directed by Vanwynsberghe’s first Daytonian assist and Scott Kozlak’s second point on the night. Lastly on the offensive recap, Vanwynsberghe scored an Empty-Netter goal at the 19:18 mark from Eric Witzel’s first Dayton point to seal the victory for the Wrecking Crew. The Demolition knocked off the Berlin River Drivers 7-4.
With the win, Dayton improved to 12-23-3 on the season and tied the season series record up at 3-3. Berlin fell to 8-1 in the month of February and 17-17-4 overall. The Demolition also improved their home record to 9-9-2 in the Gem City.
Jacques Lamoureux was the 3rd star tonight with a goal and an assist, followed with Michael Dolman’s one goal/two assist night. Robert Vanwynsberghe, on his home return to Dayton since being a member of the Demonz, was the 1st Star of the match with two goals and an assist. Jo St. Pierre turned in a 39 save performance for his second win in Dayton.
Dayton will hit the road this Saturday and Sunday at Danville before returning home on March 4th to face the Port Huron Prowlers. For tickets, deals, and broadcasting information, visit demolitionhockey.com.
From November 22, 2015:
Demolition Honor the Military, Sinking Brewster 6-2
DAYTON, OHIO – The Dayton Demolition honored our nation’s military with a special night, a special jersey, and a 6-2 unleashing on the Brewster Bulldogs.
Dayton got on the board in the midst of the 1st, with Tom Tracy lighting the lamp for the fourth time this season. Tracy’s tally was part of a 5-on-4 Power Play, just after an expiring two-man advantage. Just nineteen seconds after the Demolition goal, Brewster answered back with Nicolai Oklolbistyn’s second of the year on a re-direct back, passing by Brian Haude. After twenty minutes ticked off the scoreboard, both teams had one goal apiece.
In the 2nd period, Dayton took the lead that never relinquished for the match. The Demolition’s Martin Uhnak scored his first of the year, on a comeback pass from the goal line from Michael Dolman and Tom Tracy at the 9:53 mark. Dayton added one more from Cody Milligan (his 3rd tally and a Power Play score) with some help for Rich Ledy’s third assist. Dayton led 3-1 after two periods.
The 3rd period brought the fireworks you’d expect from a 4th of July celebration, with a couple of multi-player fights and some Empty-Netter goals for Dayton. At the 5:34 mark, Dayton’s Tristian Lysko and Brewster’s Ryan Dolence tangled together after a previous fight. Both gentlemen were issued Game Misconducts for that late fight. Fans would wait until the 16:58 for the next blast of goal horns, with Derrick Schwartz hitting in the third Power Play goal for the Demolition on the night. Brewster got one last goal after another massive tangle between Jide Idowu (DAY) and the Bulldogs’ MJ Graham. John Scully scratches home a goal to close the deal to a Dayton 4-2 lead at the 17:56 mark.
Dayton would take advantage on Coach David Lun’s aggressiveness with the Extra Attacker, which began with 4:48 to go in the 3rd. Derrick Schwartz and Michael Lipari would cash in to finish a 6-2 victory over Brewster.
With the Dayton win, the Demolition improved to 2-2-2 and 2-0 against teams from the Northeast. Brewster fell to 0-3 against Midwest teams and 2-4 overall. Dayton out-shot Brewster 55-32 for the game. The Demolition now make the short trip to Danville on Sunday before hosting the same Dasher crew on Friday, November 27th at 7:30.