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Plymouth High School student Erica Helmer was selected as the winner of the Green Bay Gamblers/Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy Day Essay contest. As the winner, the FFA program at Plymouth High School receives $1,000. Erica also receives a Gamblers signed jersey and the opportunity to drop the ceremonial first puck at the game on Sunday (4/3/2016).

Erica’s Essay

The runner-up winners include Claire Hrubecky (Mishicot High School), Morgan Vande Hey (Wrightstown High School), Kim Mason (Green Bay Southwest High School) and Emily Baumgartner (Mishicot High School). The aforementioned high schools receive $750.00, $500.00 and $250.00 respectively for their FFA program.

The essay contest in part of the team’s annual Dairy Day. The 6th annual is set for this Sunday, April 3, as the Gamblers take on the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Game time is 3:05 PM at the Resch Center.

The Gamblers want to thank Pagel’s Ponderosa, Cornette Farm Supply, Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative, Greenstone Farm Credit Services, Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing board for their involvement in the annual Dairy Day hockey game and essay contest.

Goals for Autism

April is Autism month and the Green Bay Gamblers along with Fox Communities Credit Union are proud to present Autism Night on Saturday, April 2. A portion of ticket proceeds from the game will be donated to the Autism Society of Wisconsin. This marks the fourth year that the Gamblers and Fox Communities Credit Union have teamed up to raise funds for the Autism Society of Wisconsin.

We are asking local businesses and individuals to contribute $100 for each Gamblers goal on Autism Night. By taking part in what we are calling “Goals for Autism” you will receive a jersey signed by the team. If you are interested in taking part please contact Jeff Mitchell at 920-405-1237.

Game time on Saturday, April 2 is set for 7:05 PM. For group tickets contact Greg Lynch at 920-405-1150. For individual tickets call the Resch Center box office at 920-494-3401 or order online at www.ticketstaronline.com

DAIRY DAY

The Green Bay Gamblers and Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy present the 6th Annual Dairy Day, Sunday, April 3 at the Resch Center. The game is dedicated to the dairy industry and features such promotions as a dairy race, chuck-a-cow and the first 1,000 fans receive a special edition Dairy Day poster. Game time is 3:05 PM.

It’s also a Festival Foods Family Day featuring $2 jumbo dogs, $1 soda, discounted tickets for kids, and in the spirit of Dairy Day, $1 milk. Bring your skates and after the game take part in the Sun Drop Skate with the Gamblers. You can also own a piece of Gamblers history by taking part in the Post game jersey auction.

Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy and its partners along with the Gamblers will be awarding $2,750.00 to schools that take part in the Dairy Day Essay contest. This year’s question is:

“Dairy products are important to me, because?”
The winning essay receives $1,000 for their FFA program. Second place receives $750, third place $500 and fourth and fifth $250. To learn more about the essay contest contact jeff.mitchell@gamblershockey.com

The Gamblers want to thank Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy, Cornette Farm Supply, Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative, Greenstone Farm Credit Services, Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion and Wisconsin Milk Marketing board for their support of Dairy Day.

For more information on the Gamblers or to order tickets, go to www.gamblershockey.com

Ryan Smith Commits to Maine

The Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) are pleased to announce that forward Ryan Smith has committed to University of Maine of the Hockey East Conference.  The Black Bears are coached by Dennis Gendron who just finished his 3rd season behind the bench.

In two seasons with the Gamblers, Smith has seen action in 112 games registering 38 points (17 goals, 21 assists). Smith played his prep school hockey at the Northwood School. Internationally, he suited up for Team USA at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Tournament and appeared in the 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.

Smith becomes the 19th Gambler on the 2015-2016 squad to commit to a NCAA Division I institution.  Others include forwards Jack Poehling (St. Cloud State), Connor Murphy (Cornell), Nick Poehling (St. Cloud State), Sam Saliba (Michigan State), Jared Spooner (Minnesota State),Marc Michaelis (Minnesota St.), Chris Grando (Boston College), John Leonard (Umass), Joey Marooney (Minnesota), Jason Dhooghe (Ohio State), Brett Gruber (Arizona State), defensemen Grant Frederic (Miami), Matt Berkovitz (Wisconsin), Luke Bafia (Western Michigan), Gordi Myer (Ohio State), Cam Lee (Western Michigan) and Andrew Peeke (Notre Dame), and goaltender Adam Huska (UConn).