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Draft Day- Phase II

The Green Bay Gamblers began draft day dealing, trading the 3rd overall pick to Sioux City. In return the Gamblers received the Musketeers 1st and 3rd round picks and Sioux City’s 2020 2nd round pick. With the 6th overall pick the Gamblers selected defenseman Nicolas Petruolo. The Neshanic Station, New Jersey native played in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the Minot Minotauros and Jamestown Rebels. Petruolo appeared in 40 games, notching 22 points (6g & 16a). Petruolo is committed to Union College.

In the 2nd round the Gamblers selected goaltender Gavin Enright. Enright played the past two seasons in the NAHL with the Kenai River Brown Bears. In 2018-19, the Farmington, Minnesota native appeared in 47 games posting a record of 19-24-3, 2.56 goals against average, and .921 save percentage. Enright is committed to Bemidji State University.

The Gamblers had a pair of third round picks, selecting defenseman Brady Ziemer and forward Dalton Wright. Ziemer played his junior hockey north of the border in British Columbia with the Merritt Centennials. In 55 games, Ziemer tallied 18 points (4g & 14a). Ziemer, who hails from Carver, Minnesota is committed to St. Cloud State. Wright suited up for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, tallying 46 points (12 goals & 34 assists) in 57 games.

The following players were also selected by Green Bay on Tuesday:

Round 4: Nicholas Grabko
Minot Minotauros (NAHL)
Channahon, Illinois

Round 5: Braidan Simmons-Fischer
Detroit Compuware 16U
Detroit, Michigan

Round 6: Joshua Phillips
Buffalo Jr. Sabres
Getzville, New York

Round 8: Luke Ciolli
Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Round 10: Oscar Plandowski
Selects Academy
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
*Son of Tampa Bay Lightning Head of Amateur Scouting Darryl Plandowski

Round 11: Morgan Winters
Tabor Academy
Osprey, Florida

Round 12: Jacob Brockman
Los Angeles Jr. Kings 18U
El Segundo, California

Round 13: Therien Thiesing
Chicago Mission 15’s
Franklin Park, Illinois
*Brother of Gamblers Affiliate List Player Camden Thiesing

Round 14: Dave Tolan
Los Angeles Jr. Kings 15’s
Ontario, California

Round 15: Jackson Munro
Merritt Centennials
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Round 16: Braydan Stannard
Oakland Jr. Grizzlies
Escanaba, Michigan

Round 17: Andrew Ramsey
Phoenix Jr. Coyotes 16U
Scottsdale, Arizona

Round 18: Jacob Willets
Amarillo Bulls (NAHL)
Detroit, Michigan

Round 19 Drake Morse
Fox Motors 16U
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Round 20 Luke Antonacci
Lawrenceville ISS Kings 16U
Skillman, New Jersey

Players selected in the 2019 USHL Futures and Entry drafts, along with returners and free agents will report to Green Bay, June 10-14 to take part in the Gamblers summer tryout camp. Camp takes place at the Resch Center and is open and free to the public. Stay tuned to the Gamblers website ( and Facebook page for times.

Gamblers Select Ten Players in Phase I

The Green Bay Gamblers made ten selections in Monday’s 2019 USHL Phase I Draft. The Gamblers picked seven forwards and three defensemen from the 2003 birth year over the course of the 10-round Draft.

“I am very pleased with the depth we are adding to our roster with the ten selections in Phase I of the 2019 USHL Draft,” Said Head Coach and General Manager Pat Mikesch, “Brian Sommariva and our scouting staff put together a good list of 2003 birth year players and we are excited to watch them develop.”

Round 1- 3rd Overall
Ryan Greene
Paradice, NL

Round 2- 18th Overall
Tyler DesRochers            
Right Defense
Howell, NJ          

Round 3- 33rd Overall
Dominick Rivelli
Right Wing
Highland Park, IL              

Round 4- 49th Overall    
Brody Lamb
Kasson, MN

Round 5- 64th Overall     
Ryan Mast          
Right Defense  
Bloomfield Hills, MI        

Round 6- 78th Overall    
Gregory Spitznagel                         
Right Wing         
Summit, NJ        

Round 7- 93rd Overall
Finnegan Kilbride            
Right Defense
Ann Arbor, MI   

Round 8- 108th Overall 
Luke Delzer        
Left Wing            
Rogers, MN

Round 9- 123rd Overall 
Matt Copponi   
Mansfield, MA

Round 10- 138th Overall
Kevin Anderson
Regina, SK          

The 2019 USHL Draft concludes today with the Phase II Draft (1999-2003 birth years) beginning at 10 a.m. CT. The Gamblers own the #3 overall pick in both drafts.

In June the Gamblers host their annual tryout camp, June 10-14 at the Resch Center. Camp features returning players, draft picks and free agents. Camp is free and open to the public.