Today's spotlight is on another new team, this time its the Dayton Gems. The Gems are new to the reorganized International Hockey League. They will play in the Hara Arena in downtown Dayton. The open their exhibition season in Ft Wayne against the Komets on Oct 7th.
They have a lower minor league affiliate in the AAHL (All American HockeyLeague), with the Chi-Town Shooters.
The Gems joined this year as a sort of replacement for the departed Kalamazoo Wings, who left the league to join the ECHL. This was announced back in July of 2009 here.