Dayton Demonz

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Dayton Demonz
Dayton Devils professional hockey team logo.jpg
City Dayton, Ohio
League Federal Hockey League
Founded 2012
Home arena Hara Arena
Colors

Black, red, white

              
Owner(s) United States Barry Soskin
Head coach Trevor Karasiewicz
Media Dayton Daily News
Franchise history
2012-present Dayton Demonz
2012 Dayton Devils
Championships
Division Championships 1 (2012-13)
Playoff championships 1 (2013-14)

The Dayton Demonz are a professional ice hockey team based in Dayton, Ohio, in the Federal Hockey League. After the Dayton Gems of the CHL ceased operations, the Demonz (originally called the "Devils") were created as an expansion team in the FHL. The team plays their home games at the Hara Arena in nearby Trotwood.[1][2] The team was originally known as the Dayton Devils before changing names prior to their inaugural season.[3] The Demonz are an affiliate of the ECHL's Fort Wayne Komets

Inaugural Season (2012-13)[edit]

The Demonz, in their first season of FHL play, won their first franchise regular season game, 5-2 over the Williamsport Outlaws, as well as their first ever home game at Hara Arena, a 4-2 defeat of the Danville Dashers. The Demonz would continue to dominate the other teams in the Federal Hockey League, having possession of first place the entire season and ending the regular season with a record of 36-6-3-6, for a win percentage of .804. This included only one regulation loss at Hara Arena the entire season. Other highlights of the season included a 12-game win streak from January 18 to February 10, and 11 straight home wins from October 27 through December 21. Dayton was second in the FHL in attendance, attracting an average of 1,146 fans per game, behind only Danbury. The Demonz went on to sweep the Danville Dashers 3 games to none in the first round of the FHL playoffs, earning the FHL Western Division championship, and were eventually swept in three games by the Danbury Whalers in the Commissioners' Cup Finals.[4]

2013-2014 Season[edit]

On December 18, 2013 it was announced that the Dayton Demonz would play against the Watertown Privateers in a neutral site game at the LJVM Coliseum Annex, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The goal of the game is to test local fan interest so a team could be located in the market as early as the 2014-2015 season.[5] The Demonz defeated the Privateers 7 to 5 in front of a crowd of 2,440 people.[6]

The Demonz battled the Danbury Whalers for first place for most of the season but finished second in the regular season behind the Whalers. The regular season record was 33-7-3-14 which was 33 wins in regulation, 7 wins in overtime, 3 loses in overtime, and 14 loses in regulation. Dayton finished the season second in attendance for back to back seasons attracting on average 850 people per game.[7]

The Demonz defeated the Watertown Privateers in the opening round of the playoffs two games to one. They then advanced on to play the Danbury Whalers in the FHL playoffs finals. After being down two games the Demonz battled back to win three straight games and win the Commissioner's Cup.[8]

Trivia[edit]

  • The Demonz mascot, Bonez, is believed to be the skeleton of Blade, mascot of the Dayton Gems.

Season-by-season Record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, PCT = Winning percentage, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalty infraction minutes

Season League GP W L OTL Pts Win PCT GF GA PIM Coach(es) Result
2012-13 FHL 48 42 6 3 123 0.804 320 183 931 Marc LeFebvre Lost in Finals
2013-14 FHL 57 40 14 3 116 0.678 278 181 1494 Trevor Karasiewicz Won Commissioner's Cup



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