The Dayton Gems, proud members of the International Hockey League, announced the signing of forward Justin McCutcheon to a contract. McCutcheon played his last 8 games for the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL with 2 goals and 1 assist for 3 points for 6 penalty minutes. A native of Ithaca New York he spent 3 years with the St. Thomas University Tommys and a year with the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds. The Gems have waived Chris Myhro.
The Dayton Gems traveled to McMorran Arena in Port Huron to take on the International Hockey League leaders the Icehawks. The Gems worked it in the first period. Daytons Mike Vaskivuo scored just before the halfway mark in the period with the aid of Bryan Nathe and Jon Ornelas. Less than a minute later the Gems scored during a powerplay it was A.J. MacLean with the help of Captian Greg Labenski and John Snowden. Port Huron got their 1st point when they scored on a powerplay.
The Dayton Gems took home ice against the Bloomington PrairieThunder at Hara Arena tonight. In a penalty-free 1st both teams began the evening in a defensive battle. With only 4:31 left Jon Ornelas put the Gems on the board with Pierce Norton and Mike Vaskivuo's help.
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