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Gamblers set for Redline Report tomorrow night

The Coach’s Show with Associate Head Coach Pat Mikesch is set for tomorrow night beginning at 7:00 PM at Anduzzi’s Sports Club. Coach Mikesch and Jason Habeck will discuss the team’s month and break down video of the key plays. Joining Jason and Pat is guest forward Ryan Lough.

Lough was a member of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 seasons. As team captain he appeared in 49 games last season registering 22 goals and 33 assists. The St. Lawrence recruit scored 18 goals and 17 assists in 60 games during his rookie season with Alberni Valley. Lough was selected by the Gamblers in the 2013 USHL Entry Draft.

While at Anduzzi’s, fans can enjoy $2.50 domestic bottles .30 cent wings and .40 cent boneless wings.  Anduzzi’s is located in the shadow of the Resch Center on Holmgren Way.

Military Appreciation Night to benefit area disabled vets

The Green Bay Gamblers are proud to announce Military Appreciation Night presented by the Fox Valley Animal Referral Center on Saturday, November 2 will honor military groups and raise money for local Disabled American Veterans. The Gamblers host the Des Moines Buccaneers at the Resch Center at 7:05pm.

During the game, the Gamblers will wear special edition camo jerseys.  Those game-worn jerseys will be sold during a live auction after the game.  A portion of the auction proceeds and a portion of every game ticket sold will benefit the Disabled American Veterans.

Individuals and businesses can purchase tickets that will be distributed to local military groups and veterans.  For information on purchasing group tickets to donate, please contact Jason Habeck at 920-405-1130.

Last season, $4,000 was raised for the Disabled American Veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project. The Gamblers would like to thank the Fox Valley Animal Referral Center for their role in helping raise money for such a worthy cause.

The Fox Valley Animal Referral Center works with primary care veterinarians in our community to provide specialty care, specialized diagnostics, and around-the-clock emergency and critical care services.

Gamblers earn home win against Steel

The Green Bay Gamblers defeated the Chicago Steel 5-2 Saturday night at the Resch Center in front of 3,377 fans. With the win the Gamblers improve their season record to 5-2-3 and home record to 3-0-1.

Evan Tironese was named first star of the game by scoring a goal and adding an assist on the night. Nick Schmaltz also had a productive night offensively as he too scored a goal and had an assist.

In addition to Tironese and Schmaltz eight other Gamblers were able to register a point.

Jared Rutledge was the winning goaltender for Green Bay as he stopped 27 of 29 shots. Rutledge improved his season record to 5-1-1.

The Gamblers will be back in action at home next weekend on Friday and Saturday as they host the Des Moines Buccaneers for a home-home series. Friday night is a Bud Night where you can enjoy $2 Bud Lights and Budweiser’s.  Saturday night is Military Night where the Gamblers will where special camouflage jerseys.  Jerseys will be auctioned off after the game with a part of the proceeds going to the local Disabled Veterans of America. In addition it is also a Festival Foods Family Night and Sun Drop skate with the Gamblers following the game. Puck drop for both nights is set for 7:05 PM. For information on tickets and promotions visit gamblershockey.com.

“Sting Cancer” Strive to Survive… The Nick Nesvacil’s Story

How do you engage and mobilize 200 high school students toward a specific cause? Ask Preble High School teacher Nick Nesvacil. He’s writing the book on it.

His triumph over tragedy story began while the Denmark, Wis. native was a sophomore at St. Norbert College. A sudden onset of blurred vision and headaches led to a brain tumor diagnosis. And because of the location of the tumor, the prognosis for recovery was slim. Even worse, doctors told Nesvacil that aside from the tumor’s aggressive-ness, he also suffered a stroke and a meningital infection during his initial surgery that would kill him if the cancer didn’t.

“In effect, they told me if the brain cancer didn’t kill me, something else would,” Nesvacil said.

His family sought a second opinion and located a neurosurgeon specializing in his particular kind of cancer. Based on the MRI, and the surgeon’s past success, Nesvacil’s chances of survival with surgery increased to 50-50.

“After a 7 ½ hour surgery the surgeon came running up and hugged my siblings and dad, saying „I got it! I got it!,” said Nesvacil. “I ended up having a stroke in my first surgery that caused a lazy eye and short-term memory loss. But with chemo therapy and radiation, neuro, occupational, speech and physical therapy, I made my way back.”

It’s his personal story that helps Nesvacil connect with the more than 200 students and staff members that now make up STING CANCER — the Preble High School student organization that works to reduce the effects of cancer and to offer sup-port to families that face it.

Six years ago, Nesvacil initiated the organization with 20 members. It has grown to about 215 members and 12 advisers, and is believed to be the largest and only student-organized cancer awareness group in the nation.

Through Nick’s journey he has met many wonderful people and feels he has learned many of life’s most valuable lessons. Over the last 10 years Nick has had the opportunity to speak at schools, businesses, fundraising events and anywhere people want to hear inspiration about what it means to SURVIVE.

(courtesy of http://www.stingcancer.com/strive_to_survive.pdf)