Here Comes The Dashers

by Mike Basile

Home sweet home! Those words are ringing through the Thunderdome! After a couple of weeks out on the road, the Delaware Thunder are back home! The Danville Dashers come to town winners of three straight. The Dashers come to Delaware this weekend looking to keep up their winning ways. The Thunder will try to find a way to cool off the Dashers.

 Tale of The Tape: 

  Delaware Thunder-(2-12-0-0-0) 6 Points 43 goals for 70 goals against

  Danville Dashers-(9-7-0-0-0) 27 Points 59 goals for 51 goals against

Players to Watch:

Delaware Thunder

Forward- Brennan Young: 6-6-12 Points

Defenseman- Kieran Devine: 1-3-4 Points

Danville Dashers

Forward- Fred Hein:14-13-27 Points

Defenseman Alex Pommerville: 0-9-9 Points


 The Delaware Thunder are coming off two close games in Danbury. Unfortunately for the Thunder, they could not come away with a victory in either game. They did take some positives from the weekend. The Thunder scored 4 goals in each game after struggling to find the back of the net the prior weekend in Watertown. A big part of the Thunder’s offense this weekend was a recent addition, Eli Kinsman. Kinsman scored in his first period with the team and added a couple of assists on the weekend as well. Kinsman and the Thunder look to break their winless streak.

 The Dashers are led by their star forward Fred Hein. Hein was with the Dashers last season putting up some impressive numbers. He tallied 28 goals and 27 assists last season and is on pace to better those numbers this season. Danville has gotten impressive goaltending from Jesse Gordichuk. Gordichuk is 8-5 on the season with a .933 save percentage and 2.53 goals-against average. Danville is playing their best hockey of the season. Delaware will have a tall task coming up.

    Make sure you make it down to The Thunderdome Friday and Saturday Night! Saturday night is Star Wars Night! Where you can bid on your chance to win The Star Wars Jersey’s off your favorite players back!