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Gamblers Drop Weekend Opener to Team USA

The Green Bay Gamblers were defeated by the US National Team Development Program’s U18 squad by a 5-2 regulation mark Friday evening on Coors Light Night at the Resch Center. With the loss, head coach Pat Mikesch and company fell to 14-26-5 over their first 45 contests of the 2014-15 regular season.

Adam Huska received his third start of the season in net for Green Bay, successfully saving 26 of 31 (.839%) shots on goal against him while limiting Team USA 1-for-4 on power plays. Sam Saliba and Vili Saarijarvi each scored in the losing effort, though the Gamblers went 0-for-5 on power plays.

With the loss behind them, the Gamblers will turn their collective attention toward Saturday night’s weekend finale with Team USA. Puck is scheduled to drop at 7:05 p.m. CT at the Resch Center. Follow us on Twitter @GamblersHockey and show your support using #GoGamblers throughout the contest.

Grant Frederic Commits to Miami University

The Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Grant Frederic has committed to Miami University of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.  The Redhawks are coached by Enrico Blasi who is in his 16th season behind the bench.

Currently this season, Frederic has appeared in 44 games tallying eight points (four goals, four assists).  Frederic spent the 2013-14 season in the North American Hockey League with the Janesville Jets suiting up in 54 games registering eight points (two goals, six assists).

Frederic becomes the 15th Gambler on the 2014-2015 squad to commit to a NCAA Division I institution.  Others include forwards Brent Gates Jr. (Minnesota), Aaron O’Neill (New Hampshire), Ryan Tait (Providence), Sam Kauppila (St. Lawrence), Marc Michaelis (Minnesota St.), Derek Barach (Mercyhurst), Jake Kauppila (Michigan Tech), Michael Houle (Bowling Green), Jason Dhooghe (Ohio State), Sam Miletic (Michigan), defensemen R.J. Gicewicz (St. Lawrence), Matt Berkovitz (Wisconsin), Gordi Myer (Ohio State), and goaltender Jason Pawloski (Minnesota St.).

Gamblers Acquire Gordi Myer- Trade Christopher Brown

The Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) have traded forward Christopher Brown and a sixth round pick in Phase Two of the 2015 USHL Draft to the Tri-City Storm in exchange for defenseman Gordi Myer and a player to be named later.

Myer is a product of the Cleveland Barons program suiting up for 162 games registering 72 points (28 goals, 44 assists) in five seasons.  Currently this season, Myer has seen action in 32 games for the Storm and is committed to Ohio State University.

In 43 games this season, Brown has tallied 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) and a minus 9 plus/minus rating. Brown is committed to Boston College.

The Gamblers are home for a pair of games against Team USA at the Resch Center this weekend.  Friday night is Coors Light Night. Fans 21 years and older can enjoy $3 medium Coors Lights. Saturday is Dairy Day presented by Pagel’s Ponderosa. Face-off for both games is schedule for 7:05pm. For more information on purchasing tickets call the Resch Center Box Office at 920-494-3401 or visit gamblershockey.com.

Marooney Shines, but Gamblers Drop Finale against Youngstown

In the finale of a two-game weekend home-stand against the Youngstown Phantoms, the Green Bay Gamblers were defeated by a 8-5 score Sunday afternoon on ‘School is Cool’ day at the Resch Center. With the loss, head coach Pat Mikesch and company dropped to 14-25-5 over their first 44 games of the 2014-15 United States Hockey League regular season.

First-year forward Joey Marooney tallied two goals and an assist in the losing effort for the Gamblers, while fellow forward Marc Michaelis also scored twice. Sam Saliba notched his second goal since joining the roster via trade last month to, while Chris Brown tallied a team-high two helpers. Adam Huska and Jason Pawloski combined to go 25-for-33 in net for Green Bay.

With the loss behind them, the Gamblers will direct their attention toward next weekend’s home-stand against the Team USA’s U18 squad at the Resch Center. Game-time for both Friday and Saturday’s contests are scheduled for 7:05pm. Follow us on Twitter @GamblersHockey for notes and updates throughout the week leading up to puck drop Friday evening.