#83 Ryan Patsch scored with 1:40 remaining in the third period and the Danbury Whalers captured their first ever regular season championship by beating the Dayton Demonz, 3 to 2 on Dayton ice. This places the Whalers back into the Federal Hockey League finals for the third straight season.

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This win gives the Whalers a chance to kick back and wait for a winner in the best of three Dayton/Watertown series. If Dayton wins the series, the first playoff game will be on Friday, April 11th at 7:35pm on home ice. If Watertown comes through with the series win, the playoffs kick off against the Privateers on Thursday, April 10th at 7:35pm here in Danbury. To purchase Whaler playoff tickets, call 973-713-7547 or log onto www.thedanburywhalers.com/