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Dayton Gems
City: Dayton, Ohio
League: Central Hockey League
Conference: Turner
Founded: 2009
Home Arena: Hara Arena
Colors: Blue, Red, White
Owner(s): GDHP, LLC (Rob Garfield, Kathy Rupp & Dr. Paul Nitz)
General Manager: Brian Gratz
Head Coach: Brian Gratz
Media: Dayton Gems
Franchise history
2009–present: Dayton Gems
Regular Season Titles: None
Division Championships: None
Conference Championships: None
Ray Miron President's Cup: None

The Dayton Gems were a professional ice hockey team based in Dayton, Ohio, in the CHL. The team was originally a member of the International Hockey League before joining the CHL. The team played their home games at the Hara Arena in nearby Trotwood.


The team was established in 2009 and joined the IHL for the 2009-10 season. The team was named after the original Dayton Gems of the original International Hockey League. Their acceptance into the IHL was officially announced on June 9, 2009.[1] On June 15, 2009 the Gems named John Marks head coach.[2] On December 2, 2009 the IHL Board of Governors announced that the Board had terminated the ownership group of the Dayton Gems and that the board has taken ownership of the team and a new local ownership group is being pursued.[3] The Dayton Gems was taken over by a local ownership group GDHP, LLC which is led by Rob Garfield in January 2010. The other two owners are Kathy Rupp and Dr. Paul Nitz. On April 1, 2010 the IHL came into town to check on how the team has been doing.[4] On April 23 the Gems owners announced that John Marks was fired as head coach after one season.[5] On June 1 the International Hockey League announced that they are joining the Central Hockey League.[6] The CHL on June 10 announced the teams for the 2010-2011 season.[7] On July 7, 2010 the Dayton Gems announced that Brian Gratz would become the new Head Coach/GM.[8] On July 19, 2010, the 2010-2011 Dayton Gems jerseys were announced and they were voted by the fans [9] Also, the Gems announced the first ten players signed for the upcoming season [10][11] On May 17, 2012, the Dayton Gems ceased operations.[12] The Gems will be replaced by the relocating Brooklyn Aviators of the Federal Hockey League for the 2012-13 season.1

logo circa 2010-11

Season-by-season record[]

International Hockey League

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
2009-10 76 25 46 5 55 200 267 1,106 7th in the Conference

Central Hockey League

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
2010-11 66 32 29 5 69 201 200 1,102 8th in the Turner Conference

Playoff record[]

Season GP W L OTL GF GA PIM Finish
2009-10 DNQ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNQ
2010-11 3 0 3 0 8 12 28 Lost in 1st Round (16th)


# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
21 Flag of Canada Bochek, KyleKyle Bochek

F L 33 2010 Port Severn, Ontario
12 Flag of Canada Boisvert, ErikErik Boisvert

F L 34 2010 Drummondville, Quebec
18 Flag of the United States Boudreau, TomTom Boudreau

F R Error: Need valid year, month, day 2010 Oak Lawn, Illinois
8 Flag of the United States Canzanello, NickNick Canzanello

D L 35 2010 Rochester, Minnesota
15 Flag of the United States Couturier, CoreyCorey Couturier

F R 36 2009 Traverse City, Michigan
22 Flag of the United States Dowzak, TysenTysen Dowzak

D L 33 2010 Fergus Falls, Minnesota
23 Flag of Canada Ferraro, PaulPaul Ferraro

D R 35 2010 Pleasantville, New York
10 Flag of the United States Hartung, TimTim Hartung

F R 37 2009 Apple Valley, Minnesota
35 Flag of the United States Jakaitis, JeffJeff Jakaitis

G L 38 2010 Rochester, Minnesota
27 Flag of Canada Labenski, GregGreg Labenski


D L 43 2009 Welland, Ontario
72 Flag of Canada Lipsett, ChrisChris Lipsett

F R 47 2009 Brandon, Manitoba
19 Flag of Canada Lutes, BrettBrett Lutes

F L 39 2010 Riverview, New Brunswick
41 Flag of the United States MacIntyre, DerekDerek MacIntyre

F L 35 2009 Stanwood, Michigan
32 Flag of Canada McCue, MatthewMatthew McCue

 Injured Reserve

D L 33 2010 Cochrane, Alberta
42 Flag of Canada Oke, NathanNathan Oke

D L 36 2009 Fenelon Falls, Ontario
9 Flag of Canada Ornelas, JonathanJonathan Ornelas

F L 35 2009 Mississauga, Ontario
8 Flag of the United States Schwartzbauer, NathanNathan Schwartzbauer

D R 39 2010 Wasilla, Alaska
7 Flag of Canada Stewart, ErnieErnie Stewart

F L 36 2010 Salmon Arm, British Columbia
26 Flag of the United States Szypura, MattMatt Szypura

D R 37 2010 Warrenville, Illinois
25 Flag of Finland Vaskivuo, MikeMike Vaskivuo

F L 35 2009 Helsinki, Finland


External links[]

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