Ironmen Forward Receives League Honors, Team Looks Ahead to an Important Road Trip


JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Ironmen forward, Daniel Cesarz was named Combat Hockey’s North Division Star of the Week by the North American Hockey League on Tuesday.

The honor comes as no surprise as Cesarz had a great performance this past weekend, leading the Ironmen to a sweep of his former team, the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings. Cesarz recorded an assist and scored the game winning goal twenty seconds into overtime during Jamestown’s 2-1 victory on Friday, while chipping in with another goal and assist during Saturday’s 7-3 win. Cesarz, in his second year in the NAHL, upped his season total to six goals while scoring a goal in each of his last four games.

“The entire team wanted to prove a point last weekend and Daniel led the charge,” said Ironmen Head Coach Dan Daikawa. “He was the best player on the ice all weekend. He creates so much offense with his speed and skating. He is also a great kid and we feel very fortunate to have him on the roster this season.”

Jamestown (10-2-2) now stands alone atop the NAHL North Division standings after winning six straight games. The Ironmen went to Port Huron (10-6-0) to take on the second place Fighting Falcons last weekend.

The Ironmen will return home to the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena on Friday, November 2 for a two game set with the Michigan Warriors (3-11-0). It will be Retro Night at the Ironmen game on Friday as puck drops at 7pm. Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite retro gear and they may be selected to participate in retro jeopardy during the intermission.

Saturday, November 3 is billed as Youth Sports Night at the Ironmen game, where anyone wearing Jamestown area youth sports gear (parents or children) will receive $2 off their admission into the game. The Ironmen Kids Club will also be invited onto the ice following the game for a skate around with the Ironmen players.

Also on Saturday, November 3, the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena will host USA Hockey’s Try Hockey for Free Day from 3 – 4pm. This represents an opportunity for kids, ages 4 – 9 years old to try hockey at no cost. Each participant will be supplied with a helmet, gloves and rental skates and brought on the ice to learn basic skating and hockey skills from on-ice instructors.

There is no cost to the event and participants will be registered starting at 2:30pm in the lobby. Each participant will receive a USA Hockey jersey and goodie bag to take home and will also receive one free ticket to that night’s Ironmen game with the purchase of an adult ticket.

For tickets or information regarding the Ironmen Kids Club, upcoming promotions or Try Hockey for Free Day, please call the Jamestown Arena at 716-484-2624.