Dashers Extend Winning Streak to 4 Games

By Marcus Grasenick

Danville, IL -The Danville Dashers opened the season 4-0 with a 7-2 victory over the Mentor Ice Breakers on Saturday night to go perfect on their opening home stand. 

The first period saw a stalemate between both squads. Danville went 0 for 1 on the power play, while Mentor was 0 for 3. Starting goalie for Danville Aaron Taylor was 14 for 14, while Matt Camalleri matched him in the net, going a perfect 11 for 11. 

The second period began with Justin Brausen netting his first goal of the night at the 7:45 mark, with Marker and Martin getting the helpers. Mentor would come right back 21 second later on Paul Lamoureax's first goal of the season, assisted by Alexander Morrow. Danville would fire back a minute later, scoring two goals in nine seconds by Marker and Pommerville. Martin and Little would add two more power play goals at 13:25 and 15:17 of the frame. 

Third period saw the Dashers extend the lead to 7-2, and included a fight between goaltenders Aaron Taylor and Matthew Camilleri; forcing Matt Kaludis and Joel Eisenhower to finish off the last 2:30 of the game. 

Danville is back in action next week in Carolina to take on the Thunderbirds. Game time is 6:35 PM CST.

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