Team Facts
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  • Team colours Blue + Red + White
  • Town Dayton, OH
  • Founded 1964

2011-2012 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#35 Dan Dunn (G) 31 1988 Oshawa, ON, CAN 6'5" 216 L
#35 Bryan Hogan (G) 30 1988 Highland, MI, USA 6'1" 194 L
Mark Sibbald (G) 35 1984 Ridgeway, ON, CAN 5'11" 185 L
#30 Larry Sterling (G) 36 1982 Lake Orion, MI, USA 6'2" 179 L
#30 Kris Westblom (G) 32 1987 Meadow Lake, SK, CAN 6'2" 165 L
DEFENSEMEN
Tyson Aitcheson (D) 32 1987 Stratford, ON, CAN 6'2" 196 L
#26 Matt Baxter (D) 31 1988 Courtice, ON, CAN 6'3" 174 L
Steve Bergin (D) 31 1988 Groton, MA, USA 5'11" 176 L
#5 Dustin DeGagne (D) 33 1985 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 5'11" 194 R
#5 Nick Duff (D) 33 1985 Novi, MI, USA 6'0" 185 L
#10 Tim Hartung (D/F) 35 1984 Apple Valley, MN, USA 6'0" 190 R
#23
John Kennedy (D) 31 1987 Saginaw, MI, USA 6'0" 194 R
#27 Greg Labenski (D)   “C” 41 1978 Welland, ON, CAN 6'1" 198 L
#7 Chad Langlais (D) 33 1986 Spokane, WA, USA 5'8" 157 L
#25 James Sanford (D) 35 1984 Moncton, NB, CAN 5'10" 201 L
#7 Nick Schneider (D/F) 34 1984 Maplewood, MN, USA 5'9" 170 R
#34 Rob Schweyer (D) 44 1975 Simcoe, ON, CAN 6'0" 190 R
#25 Andy Zulyniak (D) 34 1985 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 6'1" 203 L
FORWARDS
#21 Kyle Bochek (C) 31 1988 Port Severn, ON, CAN 6'0" 194 L
#18 Nick Fanto (F) 33 1986 Dearborn, MI, USA 6'2" 205 -
#32 Kevin Fukala (F) 34 1985 Elgin, IL, USA 6'2" 216 R
#14 Ryan Hohl (F) 33 1985 Northville, MI, USA 5'9" 185 L
#11 Tim Kraus (C) 32 1987 Canyon Lake, CA, USA 6'0" 185 R
#42 Matt Larke (RW) 32 1987 Oxford, MI, USA 6'0" 190 R
#72 Chris Lipsett (RW) 44 1974 Ottawa, ON, CAN 6'0" 185 R
#19
Brett Lutes (LW)   “A” 37 1982 Riverview, NB, CAN 6'1" 187 L
#11 Nino Musitelli (F) 34 1985 Macomb, MI, USA 5'8" 181 R
#24 Brandon Naurato (LW) 34 1985 Livonia, MI, USA 6'0" 190 L
#14 David Nimmo (C) 37 1982 St. Albert, AB, CAN 6'2" 220 L
#9
Jonathan Ornelas (C) 33 1986 Mississauga, ON, CAN 6'1" 181 L
#28 Nic Polaski (F) 33 1986 Colorado Springs, CO, USA 6'1" 190 R
#32 Robin Richards (LW) 34 1985 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 6'4" 214 L
#15
Damian Surma (C/LW) 38 1981 Lincoln Park, MI, USA 5'9" 198 L
#22 Charlie Townsend (F) 32 1987 Pennington, NJ, USA 6'3" 205 R
#12 Ben Winnett (LW) 30 1989 New Westminster, BC, CAN 5'11" 172 R
Position: G:3 D:12 F:15 | Av Age: 26.83 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 191 lbs | Compare with other teams

Team Staff

Team Facts
  • Nationalities 18 players
    17 players
  • Experience Dayton Gems: 1 752 GP
    NHL: 2 GP
    AHL: 440 GP
    DEL: 51 GP
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
  • Arena Name Hara Arena
  • Location Dayton, OH
  • Capacity 5 500
  • Construction Year 1964
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
08/03/2012
08/03/2012 Confirmed Leaving Matt Baxter (D) Leaving for Dundee Stars
07/03/2012
07/03/2012 Confirmed Leaving Nick Schneider (D) Leaving for Tulsa Oilers
06/28/2012
06/28/2012 Confirmed Leaving Nino Musitelli (F) Leaving for Allen Americans
06/04/2012
06/04/2012 Confirmed Leaving Damian Surma (F) Leaving for Rapid City Rush
05/19/2012
05/19/2012 Confirmed Leaving Tim Hartung (F) Leaving for Villard-de-Lans
02/07/2012
02/07/2012 Confirmed Joining Nick Schneider (D) Joining from Jacksonville IceMen
02/07/2012 Confirmed Leaving Chad Langlais (D) Leaving for Jacksonville IceMen
01/16/2012
01/16/2012 Confirmed Leaving Nick Duff (D) Leaving for Sheffield Steelers
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1964-1965 IHL 70 23 2 45 - - 283 396 48 5 Did not make playoffs
1965-1966 IHL 70 33 2 35 - - 347 322 68 4 Final loss
1966-1967 IHL 72 44 3 25 - - 315 282 91 1 Semifinal loss
1967-1968 IHL 72 33 12 27 - - 332 275 78 2 Final loss
1968-1969 IHL 72 40 11 21 - - 313 227 91 1 Champion
1969-1970 IHL 72 38 4 30 - - 296 271 80 1 Champion
1970-1971 IHL 72 36 7 29 - - 263 263 79 3 Semifinal loss
1971-1972 IHL 72 49 0 23 - - 319 243 98 1 Semifinal loss
1972-1973 IHL 73 44 4 25 - - 308 235 92 2 Semifinal loss
1973-1974 IHL 76 38 3 35 - - 272 247 79 3 Quarterfinal loss
1974-1975 IHL 75 46 3 26 - - 297 256 95 1 Semifinal loss
1975-1976 IHL 78 47 10 21 - - 340 240 104 1 Champion
1976-1977 IHL 78 35 5 38 - - 304 312 75 2 Quarterfinal loss
1979-1980 IHL 80 28 7 45 - - 307 355 63 5 Did not make playoffs
2002-2003 CEHL 54 24 - 25 - 5 180 220 53 4 -
2003-2004 NAHL 24 7 0 16 - 1 63 110 15 21 -
2009-2010 IHL 76 25 - 46 - 5 200 267 55 7 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 CHL 66 32 - 29 - 5 201 200 69 8 Conference QF loss
2011-2012 CHL 66 23 - 29 - 14 185 228 60 6 Did not make playoffs
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Edgars Brancis (F) 2019-2020 HK Kurbads Latvia - - - - -
2. Chad Langlais (D) 2019-2020 Rouen France - - - - -
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Cliff Bristow (F) 45 24 22 46
2. Don Westbrooke (F) 34 21 24 45
3. Steve Self (F) 37 21 20 41
4. Garry MacMillan (F) 42 17 17 34
5. Dunc Rousseau (F) 27 16 15 31
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Cliff Bristow (F) 45 24 22 46
2. Don Westbrooke (F) 34 21 24 45
3. Steve Self (F) 37 21 20 41
4. Garry MacMillan (F) 42 17 17 34
5. Dunc Rousseau (F) 27 16 15 31
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Larry Bolonchuk (D) 33 0 26 26
2. Alain Beaulé (D) 37 6 25 31
3. Don Westbrooke (F) 34 21 24 45
4. Cliff Bristow (F) 45 24 22 46
5. Steve Self (F) 37 21 20 41
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Gord Lane (D) 29 1 15 116
2. Dave Simpson (D) 41 8 25 110
3. Larry Bolonchuk (D) 33 0 26 96
4. Bill Riley (F) 29 11 21 83
5. Mike Sauter (F) 28 3 13 72
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Cliff Bristow (F) 45 24 22 46
2. Garry MacMillan (F) 42 17 17 34
3. Dave Simpson (D) 41 8 17 25
4. Steve Self (F) 37 21 20 41
5. Alain Beaulé (D) 37 6 25 31
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Mike Vaskivuo (F) 3 0 5 1.667
2. Bob Bailey (F) 14 12 21 1.500
3. Stan Jonathan (F) 15 13 21 1.400
4. Don Westbrooke (F) 34 21 45 1.324
5. Paul Nicholson (F) 19 12 25 1.316
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Stan Jonathan (F) 1975-1976 IHL 15 13 8 21 1.40 54
2. Paul Nicholson (F) 1975-1976 IHL 15 11 9 20 1.33 15
3. Dunc Rousseau (F) 1968-1969 IHL 9 10 9 19 2.11 25
4. Guy Trottier (F) 1965-1966 IHL 11 10 9 19 1.73 21
5. Steve Self (F) 1975-1976 IHL 15 10 8 18 1.20 8
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Stan Jonathan (F) 1975-1976 IHL 15 13 8 21 1.40 54
2. Don Westbrooke (F) 1969-1970 IHL 14 12 5 17 1.21 6
3. Paul Nicholson (F) 1975-1976 IHL 15 11 9 20 1.33 15
4. Dunc Rousseau (F) 1968-1969 IHL 9 10 9 19 2.11 25
5. Guy Trottier (F) 1965-1966 IHL 11 10 9 19 1.73 21
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jim Bannatyne (D) 1975-1976 IHL 15 4 13 17 1.13 2
2. Larry Bolonchuk (D) 1974-1975 IHL 14 0 13 13 0.93 31
3. Alain Beaulé (D) 1969-1970 IHL 13 3 12 15 1.15 6
4. Bill Staub (F) 1969-1970 IHL 13 3 11 14 1.08 2
5. Don Westbrooke (F) 1967-1968 IHL 11 2 11 13 1.18 4
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Gord Lane (D) 1975-1976 IHL 15 0 11 11 0.73 85
2. Larry Bolonchuk (D) 1975-1976 IHL 15 0 11 11 0.73 59
3. Stan Jonathan (F) 1975-1976 IHL 15 13 8 21 1.40 54
4. Bill Riley (F) 1975-1976 IHL 15 6 10 16 1.07 54
5. Dave Simpson (D) 1974-1975 IHL 15 1 10 11 0.73 54
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
- The original Dayton Gems played in the IHL from 1964 to 1977 and again from 1979 to 1980.