Originally invented by bored henchmen looking to pass the time at Doctor Berserko’s secret Antarctic lair, hockey has since overtaken unicycle jousting as America’s pastime. Hop on the bandwagon with this GrouponLive deal to see a Dayton Gems hockey game at Hara Arena. Choose between the following options:
- For $14, you get two tickets for center-ice seating (up to a $28 value).
- For $25, you get four tickets for center-ice seating (up to a $56 value).<p>
For either option, choose one of the following games: * Against the Bloomington Blaze on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. This is Kids Eat Free night with a mini-stick giveaway for the first 1,000 youngsters to enter. * Against the Laredo Bucks on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. This is the postgame skate and autograph night. * Against the Quad City Mallards on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. This is the trading-card set giveaway and postgame-autograph night. * Against the Fort Wayne Komets on Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m. This is the Pack the House night with a retro youth-jersey giveaway.<p>
In their third season of play, the Dayton Gems seek to establish themselves as a perennial playoff powerhouse amid the savage competition of the Central Hockey League. Head Coach Brian Gratz leads the Gems’ star-studded roster, with talented goalie Larry Sterling, who barricades the net with cat-like reflexes and a pile of air-conditioning units. Center Damian Surma aims to continue an impressive 2011 campaign, and forward Brett Lutes leads a potent offense renowned for scoring flashy goals and modeling all ice-bound fedoras following hat tricks.
Before the Gems battle the Bloomington Blaze on March 10, the arena’s concession stands treat kids 12 and younger to a small hot dog, small soda, and child-size popcorn. Cartoon characters such as Scooby Doo and Tom and Jerry entertain toddlers, and a mini-stick giveaway equips the first 1,000 youngsters with the perfect toy to pass the time when banished to the penalty box. The March 18 collision of sticks against the Laredo Bucks awards postgame autographs to the first 1,000 fans, as well as a postgame skate. The March matchup against the Quad City Mallards includes a trading-card set giveaway followed by autographs, and on March 24, Pack the House night furnishes retro jersey fashions for the first 1,000 kids aged 12 and younger. The Gems also routinely run ticket promotions such as Seats for Soldiers, which provides seating for members of the military, families of deployed soldiers, and veterans.
1001 Shiloh Springs Rd.
Dayton, Ohio 45415