Delco Demons Hockey

New Year, New Rosters, New Season

The Delco Demons open their second season this weekend with back to back home games against the Richmond Robins and Pittsburgh Bandits.  It’s been a long off-season, and an even longer preseason.  By condensing the schedule after the holidays, the club hopes more continuity will lead to a second season even more successful than the first.  Games against the Robins start at 6:00pm Saturday night, and the Bandits come in at 9:30am Sunday morning.

More paramount to the potential for a big year is the addition of elite talent, and the deepening of the depth chart to include the addition of a third team.  Last year’s elite team returns it’s core, and to balance the loss of Eric Keene, Frank Szilagyi, Mike Marconi, Jason Allen, and Justin Brown, the Demons have brought in big names including JJ Fichter, Tom Youmans, Mike Maczynski, Adam St. Clair, Mike Longo, and Jon Donohue.  At the minor level, the Demons have added a second team, splitting last year’s returning players in half, and adding an incredible amount of depth, including Joe and Nick Dangelantonio, Matt Hellhake, Tom Pflaumer, Eric Hansell, Mike Sabol, Pete Zwolak, Phil Leroux, Dominic Gricco, Joe Hutchison, Alex Tarczynski, Bob Sherwood, Xavier Ramirez, and Dominic Denker.  Denker comes to the Demons all the way from Namibia, Africa, the same town as Otwin Foerster, who returned home after last year.

All of the Demons award winning touches for the game day experience will be back this year, and more.  This year the Demons will be offering waitress service for their season ticket holders, new locker rooms for visiting teams and officials, exciting giveaways, prizes, and more.  Get your tickets online today @ www.delcodemons.com/SeasonTicketSale   Loaded Tickets are available for purchase at the games, entitling the buyer to all the perks of a season ticket, including all you can eat and drink, as well. 

The Robins elites have opened their 2012 season with a record of 3-4-0-0 with big wins over the Bandits, and close losses to the Philadelphia Liberty in early December.  The Robins minors have soared early in 2012 with a perfect record of 4-0-0-0 against the same teams.  The Bandits have struggled so far in the 2012 season with a record of 0-7-0-0 in the elite division and 1-5-0-0 in the minor division, against the Liberty and Robins.  Both teams should prove to be a challenging start to the season for the Demons, especially if the Bandits can get all of their talent, including Dustin Roux, to Delco.

Stay Tuned for live updates this weekend, including photos, videos, and game recaps for all 12 games of exciting, non-stop action.

2013 Demons Season Scheduled

The Delco Demons are happy to announce their finalized 2013 Regular Season Schedule.  The three AIHL teams in the Demons Club will be playing in the newly reformed Colonial/Mid-Atlantic division, against last year’s rivals, Philadelphia Liberty and Richmond Robins, as well as new clubs: Pittsburgh Reebok Bandits, New Jersey Nightmare, and South Jersey Cougars.  The full schedule can be seen here on our website at www.delcodemons.com/calendar as well as on the AIHL website.

In conjunction with the schedule announcement, the Demons are proud to announce their first annual Season Ticket Drive for Charity !  A portion of the proceeds from our season ticket sales will be donated to The Travis Manion Foundation, whose mission “is to assist our nation’s veterans and the families of Fallen Heroes…  We will continue the service to community and country exemplified by these Fallen Heroes and veterans.  In the spirit of the Fallen, we will foster strength of mind and body to create a generation of future leaders.”

The Travis Manion Foundation was established in honor of 1st Lt. Travis Manion, the brave Marine killed in duty in April of 2007, and is dedicated to supporting not only the returning veteran, but the families left behind the destructive loss of their loved ones.  Travis embodied the very definition of bravery and honor.  You can read more about Travis, his cause, and his foundation at www.travismanion.com

Season tickets are available at $100 each, and include:

  • Access to all regular season home games at The Hockey Dek in Springfield, PA, including 6 dates, with at least 4 games on each date
  • All you can eat, All you can drink, with a menu provided by Slack’s Hoagie Shack, Springfield Beverage, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • Access to our Demons’ Lounge, the VIP seating area upstairs at The Hockey Dek, with a bird’s eye view of the action
  • Waitress Service for those wishing to stick with rink side seating
  • Booster Travel Deals: Travel with the team at our low discounted prices, including bus travel for long road trips and hotel stay under the same roof as the Demons.
  • Demon’s T-Shirt and VIP Cup

Home Dates include:

  • 1/5/2013 vs Richmond Robins - 6 games starting at 6:00 PM
  • 1/6/2013 vs Pittsburgh Bandits - 6 games starting at 9:30 AM
  • 1/19/2013 vs South Jersey Cougars - 4 games starting at 7:00 PM
  • 3/16/2013 vs Central Jersey Fanatics - 4 games starting at 8:30 PM
  • 3/23/2013 vs Philadelphia Liberty - 4 games starting at 7:00 PM
  • 3/30/2012 vs New Jersey Nightmare - 6 games starting at 6:00 PM

Check the full schedule, and get your season ticket now, promoting a great cause in the process.  Tickets are available in person at The Hockey Dek, as well as online here at www.delcodemons.com/SeasonTicketSale 

We hope to see you at The Hockey Dek this winter!

2012-2013 Demons Club Roster

The Delco Demons are proud to announce their AIHL Club Roster.  The tryout process this season, though much early this calendar year, produced the deepest tryout the region has seen in some time, resulting in 3 AIHL rosters poised to compete and win this season. 

It is yet to be determined how the AIHL will structure the addition of secondary minor teams this year, and as such, divisional rosters will be held until the picture is more clear at the national level. Without further delay, your Delco Demons:

Tryout Decision Looming - Final Session Saturday

With final calls from tryouts looming in the near future, the Demons will host their final tryout session this Saturday from 1-4pm at The Hockey Dek in Springfield, PA.  This session is by invite only, and cost is included in the open session registration players have already completed.  Coach Sobel will use this session to make the final comparisons necessary to fill out the rosters for the 2012-2013 season.

After the past three weeks, including both open tryout sessions in early August, and an immensely successful two-tier iron man tournament last week, it is certain to be a long and tough decision making process.  With so much in the works, it is sure to be a proud moment when these rosters come together, which will be fast.  Practices will start September 1st with a mandatory skate and team meeting for all those extended a roster spot.

Congratulations to our winning teams from each division in our first Iron Man tournament of the season.  Details on the next event will be posted soon!

Stay Tuned September 1st for the first big announcement of the season… Your Delco Demons…

Tryouts Day 1 Complete, Much More To Come

The first day of tryouts is complete, and only one thing is certain; This club is going to be very competitive in both divisions this season.

More than half of the expected attendees skated during the first of two open sessions yesterday, and coach Sobel put it best: “There isn’t a bad player on this floor.” Making these teams will be a real accomplishment.

Next Saturday can’t come quick enough!