The Green Bay Gamblers defeated the Youngstown Phantoms 5-2 Saturday night at the Resch Center. With the teams 44th victory the 2011-12 team is one win away from tying a franchise record of 45 wins set by the 2009-10 season.
The Gamblers Chicago line once again came up big for the Gamblers with each of the three players scoring goals and scoring 25 goals in the last 14 games.
Sam Herr scored a couple of goals for the Gamblers scoring in the first and third periods. Herr has scored 4 goals in the last 3 games and now has 27 goals on the season.
Scoring second for the Gamblers in the first period was team leading scorer Nolan LaPorte. The Western Michigan recruit scored his 32nd goal of the season.
Alex Broadhurst scored in the second period to put the Gamblers up 4-1. The University of Nebraska-Omaha recruit scored his 25th goal this season.
Also scoring for the Gamblers was Alex Kile who earned his 16th goal.
Goalie Ryan McKay recorded the win in between the pipes with 17 saves on 19 shots. McKay now has a record of 24-4-3.
The Gamblers are home tomorrow afternoon to face the Muskegon Lumberjacks. Face off is set for 3:05 p.m. For ticket and promotion information visit www.gamblershockey.com.
Green Bay: Sam Herr (Alex Broadhurst, Nolan LaPorte) 5:02
Green Bay: Nolan LaPorte (powerplay) (Alex Broadhurst, Jordan Schmaltz) 8:12
Youngstown: Zach Evancho (powerplay) (Austin Cangelosi) 4:32
Green Bay: Alex Kile (Matthew Weis, Peter Maric) 10:07
Green Bay: Alex Broadhurst (Jordan Schmaltz, Nolan LaPorte) 12:10
Green Bay: Sam Herr (powerplay) (Kyle Novak) 3:02
Youngstown: Daniel Renouf (shorthanded) (unassisted) 16:34
The Green Bay Gamblers defeated the Youngstown Phantoms 4-1 Friday night at the Resch Center. The Anderson Cup Champions improve to a record of 43-8-3.
The Gamblers Chicago line has been impressive scoring 21 goals in the last 13 games. The Chicago line scored 2 goals in the match up from Sam Herr and Alex Broadhurst. Sam Herr scored and broke the tie giving the Gamblers a 2-1 lead. The Notre Dame recruit scored his 25 goal of trhe season. Alex Broadhurst increased the lead to 3-1 scoring his 24th goal of the season.
Sheldon Dries scored first for the Gamblers on a 2 on 1 breakaway giving the Gamblers a 1-0 lead in the first period. The Western Michigan recruit now has 16 goals on the season.
Goalie Ryan McKay clinched the win with 22 saves on 23 shots. The Miami of Ohio recruit now has a record of 23-4-3.
Also, scoring for the Gamblers was Nicholas Schilkey scoring in the last the goal of the game. Schilkey now has 14 goals.
The Gamblers are at home tomorrow night to face the Youngstown Phantoms at a 7:05 p.m. for face off, and Sunday afternoon to face the Muskegon Lumberjacks. Face off is set for 3:05 p.m. for that match up. For ticket and promotion information visit gamblershockey.com.
Green Bay: Sheldon Dries (Alex Kile, Brandon Kirk) 13:55
Youngstown: Austin Cangelosi (shorthanded (unassisted) 3:48
Green Bay: Sam Herr (Nolan LaPorte, Alex Broadhurst) 13:17
Green Bay: Alex Broadhurst (Dakota Mermis, Andy Welinski) 7:56
Green Bay: Nicholas Schilkey (powerplay) (Jordan Schmaltz, Markus Lauridsen) 18:05
The Green Bay Gamblers will play three games at the Resch Center this weekend. The Youngstown Phantoms are in town for Friday and Saturday, and the Muskegon Lumberjacks on Sunday.
Green Bay Gamblers vs. Youngstown Phantoms
The series is tied at 1-1
Green Bay: 42-8-3 (87 pts) (1st in Eastern Conference)
Youngstown: 30-17-7 (67 pts) (3rd in Eastern Conference)
Green Bay: (#17) Nolan LaPorte (31 goals, 29 assists) (60 pts) (+30 plus/minus)
Youngstown: (#14) Mike Ambrosia (17 goals, 44 assists) (61 pts) (+10 plus/minus)
Green Bay: (#35) Ryan McKay 22-4-3 (2.17 GAA) (.920 save %)
Youngstown: (#1) Matthew OConnor 27-12-5 (2.89 GAA) (.906 save %)
GB: Won Anderson Cup 3 out of the last 4 years
GB: The Gamblers Chicago line has scored 19 goals in the last 12 games
GB: Ryan McKay leads USHL in save % (.920)
GB: Andy Welinski tied in leading USHL in plus/minus (+35)
GB: Leads USHL in 215 goals, 337 assists, 552 points
YST: Matthew OConnor set franchise record with 50 saves against the Indiana Ice
YST: Mike Ambrosia second in USHL with 44 assists
YST: Austin Cangelosi (7) and Dylan Margonari (4) lead USHL in shorthanded goals
YST: OConnor second in USHL in wins (27) and saves (1238)
Green Bay Gamblers vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks
Green Bay leads 5-0-1
Green Bay: 42-8-3 (87 pts) (1st in Eastern Conference)
Muskegon: 17-29-7 (41 pts) (8th in Eastern Conference)
Team Scoring Leaders:
Green Bay: Nolan LaPorte (#17) (31 goals, 29 assists) (60 pts) (+30 plus/minus)
Muskegon: Ryan Lomberg (#7) (21 goals, 14 assists) (35 pts) (-26 plus/minus)
Team Leading Goalies Green Bay:
Ryan McKay (#35) 22-4-3 (2.15 GAA) (.921 save %)
Muskegon: Jon Keeney (#29) 8-18-7 (3.50 GAA)(.899 save %)
GB: 18-5-2 at the Resch Center this season
GB: Averaging 4.04 goals per game
GB: LaPorte Leads USHL in powerplay goals (13)
GB: 32-7-3 versus Eastern Division teams
MUS: 14 points out of last playoff spot
MUS: Record setting pace for PIM (346 minor penalties, 51 major penalties)
MUS: Allowed most shorthanded goals this season (10)
Anderson Cup merchandise will be available prior to the Gamblers game this upcoming Friday, March 30th in the Gamblers team store located in the Resch Center lobby. Fans be sure to check out the special eddition t-shirts and sweatshirts.
The Gamblers currently holds a 42-8-3 record (87 points) with seven games remaining. Finishing with the most points in the regular season also guarantees home-ice advantage for the Gamblers throughout the Clark Cup Playoffs.
It is the third time in the past four years that the Gamblers have captured the Anderson Cup and the fifth time in team history they have earned the regular season title.
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