The Green Bay Gamblers 8th Annual Military Appreciation Night presented by the Animal Referral Center is Saturday, November 2, 2019, 7:05 PM, Resch Center. Last year the game raised $40,000 for the local chapter of Disabled American Veterans. Since the game’s inception in March of 2013, Military Appreciation Night has raised $158,000 for the DAV. This is a feat the Gamblers organization is extremely proud of and only made possible thanks to the support of the community and local business owners and operators.
One of the staples of the Gamblers Military Appreciation Night is Goals for the Military. Beginning in 2014, head coach Pat Mikesch donated $100 for each Gamblers goal scored on Military Appreciation Night. In 2018, 26 individuals and businesses took part.
We are again asking the community to join us in raising funds for our American heroes. By taking part in Goals for the Military, you receive a military jersey, recognition as a supporting partner of Military Appreciation Night and 100% of your donation goes right to the DAV.
To take part please fill out the form below and email or mail to the given address. If you have questions, contact Jeff Mitchell at 920-405-1237 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
This past weekend the Gamblers went up against Team USA and the Muskegon Lumberjacks.
On Friday, the Gamblers faced off against Team USA. Offense was on full display as the two teams scored 11 combined goals. Jesse Tucker would get things started for the Gamblers by scoring ten minutes into the first period. Dylan Duke of Team USA would even things up about five minutes later. Late in the first, Tyler Paquette would find the back of the net for his 4th goal of the season and give the Gamblers a 2-1 lead heading into the 2nd period.
Team USA tied things up in the second, but Luke Mylymok would score his first goal of the season just 30 seconds later and put the Gamblers back on top. From there the second period was all Team USA. They would close out the period with three unanswered goals and take a 5-3 lead going into the third and final period.
The Gamblers bounced back quickly in the third as Noah Ganske would find the back of the net 58 seconds into the period. Five minutes later McKade Webster would tie up the game with his second goal of the year. With momentum on their side, Jake Schmaltz would score the sixth and game-winning goal for the Gamblers. Gavin Enright was in net for the Gamblers and would record a season-high 42 saves.
On Saturday, the game would end up being a more physical matchup. Chad Hillebrand continued his hot start to the 2019-2020 season and found the back of the net early. That goal would give the Gamblers a 1-0 lead after the first period.
The Lumberjacks came out firing in the second and would take a 2-1 lead heading into the third period with goals coming from AJ Hodges and Alex Konovalov.
The Gamblers trailed the majority of the third until defenseman Mason Lohrei ripped a shot from the point and tied up the game with just 5 minutes left.
In a game that looked destined for overtime, a bouncing puck found the back of the net for Muskegon with just 58 seconds remaining. The Gamblers would make a late rush but were unable to punch it home and fell 3-2 on the road. Continuing with the normal rotation Nicholas Grabko was in net for the Gamblers. He stopped 36 of the 39 shots that he faced.
The Gamblers hit the road again this weekend as they take on Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Madison. All three games can be watched on https://www.hockeytv.com/#/. The Gamblers are back at the Resch on November 1st, for Bud Night. Then again on November 2nd for Family/Military Night. Puck drops at 7:05 pm against Sioux City both nights.
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The Green Bay Gamblers beat the Des Moines Buccaneers 4-3 in the second meeting between the two teams this year. In the last meeting, the Gamblers came away with a 4-0 victory which brings the season series to 2-0 in favor of the Gamblers. It was another high scoring affair for the Gamblers in a game with high tension towards the end. The Gamblers finish off the weekend with two victories that both saw a lot of goals.
The game started off slow with a scoreless first period. However, the Gamblers showed potential in the first by outshooting the Buccaneers 12-6.
It was the Buccaneers that came out firing, scoring just 43 seconds into the start of the second period. Des Moines would find the back of the net again right before the 7-minute mark of the second. The Gamblers would bounce back quickly and bang in three goals before the period was over and take a 3-2 lead into the third. Tyler Paquette, Jesse Tucker, and Benito Posa each found the back of the net in the second.
Once again Des Moines would come out of intermission and score just a minute and a half into the third to tie the game up. About three minutes after the Des Moines goal, Tyler Paquette would light the lamp for the third time this season and second time of the night. This goal would turn out to be the game-winner. Nicholas Grabko was in net tonight for Gamblers and stopped 22 of the 25 shots he faced.
The Gamblers are on the road next weekend to face Team USA and the Muskegon Lumberjacks. Gamblers take on Team USA on Friday, October 18th, puck drops at 6:05 PM. Both games can be watched on https://www.hockeytv.com. The Gamblers are back at the Resch Center on November 1st and 2nd to face Sioux City twice. Puck drops at 7:05 PM for both games.
In the second matchup between the Green Bay Gamblers and the Chicago Steel, the Gamblers come away with a 5-3 victory. We saw high energy and consistent offense from both teams throughout the game. The Gamblers cleaned up their miscues from last weekend’s defeat.
Green Bay found the back of the net first, with a goal from Chad Hillebrand. However, Chicago would tie the game with just over 30 seconds left in the period.
Chicago scored the first goal of the second, but the Gamblers would take over from there. Hillebrand would complete his hat-trick and Jake Schmaltz would tack on another. Chicago was able to stay in the game with a goal from De St. Phalle, but the Gamblers would take a 4-3 lead into the third.
Alex Servagno would put the game away in the third by firing in his third goal of the season. Enright made saves on 25 of the 28 shots that he faced.
The Gamblers are at home again tomorrow. We welcome the Des Moines Buccaneers to the Resch Center. In their last meeting, the Gamblers won 4-0. Puck drops at 7:05 PM get tickets at GamblersHockey.com/tickets.
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