The 2nd place Port Huron Icehawks landed at Hara Arena this evening to defeat the Dayton Gems. Port Huron scored late in the 1st period. The Icehawks proceeded to put 2 more goals in the net in the 2nd. in the 3rd the Gems put their only point on the board when Tim Hartung scored with assists from Corey Couturier and Mike Vaskivuo. With only 27 seconds left in the game Port Huron found the Gems empty net. The final score Port Huron 4 – Dayton 1. The Gems are now 16-19-3-1.

January 24th, this Sunday the Quad City Mallards make their 1st trip to take on the Gems at Hara – puck drops at 5pm. It’s trading card night – the 1st 500 fans will receive set 1 of 4 sets of Gems trading cards. Each month the next set of 6 cards will be available. Sunday is Skate With The Team night! Bring your skates and join the team on home ice following the Gems vs Mallards game.

Friday, January 29th the Gems are proud to be hosting Wright Patterson Night – all base employees, active duty and retired military will receive a buy one ticket get one ticket free discount. Game time is 7:30pm and many special tributes are planned for the evening.

All adult tickets only $10. Student and Childrens tickets $7. Groups are welcome and parking is free.

The team will be attending the Toughman contest (as guests) on January 22 and 23rd at Hara. The winner of the contest will be invited to attend the Gems game on Sunday, January 24th when the Gems take on the Quad City Mallards for their first visit to Hara at 5pm.

The Gems will be at Hara’s Bridal and Prom Gala dressed in tuxedos and walking the runway on Saturday. The event will have 2 fashion shows on Saturday featuring our own players on January 23rd at 1pm and 3pm.

Each Monday evening join the Gems at Fox and Hound in Beavercreek at 830p as they become Miami Valley’s newest American Idol judges

January 25th (Thursday) have lunch with the Gems! Brixx on East 1st (across from 5th/3rd field) is the place to be. Join the players beginning at 12 Noon!

Lefty McFadden tribute night is Saturday, February 6nd when the Gems take on the Port Huron Icehawks at 7:30pm. Local legends will be in attendance including: Tom Hamlin, Marc Katz and Bucky Albers.

The promotions for the rest of the season are about to be announced. Get ready for Frothy Fridays with $2 beers and dust off your ice skates for Skate with the Team after every Sunday game and much more to come!

Join the Gems as they head into the second half of their first season.

For further information contact: Jill Sanders – Dayton Gems Director of Media and Public Relations (937) 275-7777