Danville Dashers (FHL)
|League||Federal Hockey League|
|Home arena||David S. Palmer Arena|
|Colors||Black, Orange, White
|General manager||Brent Clarke|
|Head coach||Brent Clarke|
|Regular season titles||1 (2016–17)|
|Playoff championships||1 (2017)|
The Danville Dashers are a hockey team from Danville, Illinois, in the Federal Hockey League. The Dashers were named in honor of the original Danville Dashers. The team will play their home games at David S. Palmer Arena, which was home to the original Dashers that played in the Continental Hockey League from 1981 to 1986.
On December 20, 2013, it was announced that the Dashers would play the Watertown Privateers in a neutral site game in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, on March 22, 2014. The goal of the game was to test local interest in hockey with the idea of an expansion team being awarded to Connellsville if successful. The next season, the league awarded an expansion team in nearby Belle Vernon, but it was quickly folded.
After three seasons as head coach and winning the league championship, Steve Harrison left the Dashers to become head coach of the Dallas Blackhawks of the North American Prospects Hockey League, a U18 youth league. Former captain Brent Clarke was hired to replace Harrison. Clarke had previously won coach of the year while with the Watertown Wolves when they won the FHL championship.
|2011–12||43||6||34||3||20||152||238||977||7th of 8, FHL||Did not qualify|
|2012–13||54||21||28||5||65||220||268||1120||5th of 6, FHL||Lost Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Dayton Demonz|
|2013–14||57||16||36||5||47||181||300||1351||4th of 4, FHL||Did not qualify|
|2014–15||56||31||20||5||92||238||193||959||3rd of 6, FHL||Lost Finals, 2–3 vs. Watertown Wolves|
|2015–16||56||33||16||7||103||225||185||816||3rd of 6, FHL||Lost Semifinals, 1–2 vs. Port Huron Prowlers|
|2016–17||56||40||9||4||129||229||121||597||1st of 6, FHL||Won Finals, 3–2 vs. Berlin River Drivers|
- 3 points for a Win, 2 points for an Overtime Win, and 1 point for an Overtime Loss
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- "Dashers Announce Affiliation with Blaze". Danville Dashers. April 10, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2012.