The Gamblers are unable to execute on any of their 34 shots and lose a tight one to Youngstown 1-0. Nicholas Grabko was in net for the Gamblers and stopped 28 of the 29 shots that he faced. Trevor Kuntar was the lone goal scorer for the Phantoms. The Gamblers are now 9-8-3 on the season. Tomorrow night the Gamblers host Team USA. Pucks drops at 7:05pm.
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Tonight we faced off against the Madison Capitals tonight for the second time on this season. In a very physical game that saw a lot of huge hits, the Gamblers would struggle to put the puck in the net. The Capitals were able to keep their energy up throughout the game, which would lead to their 5-2 victory.
Jesse Tucker would score his 12th goal on the year and Ryan O’Reilly would score his 7th. McKade Webster and Kyle Grundy would come away with assists. Gavin Enright allowed 3 goals on 20 shots and Nicholas Grabko saved all 8 shots that he faced in relief.
The Gamblers are back at the Resch Center this Friday and Saturday. They will be taking on Youngstown and Team USA for those two games. Tickets are available at www.gamblershockey.com/tickets.
Tonight the Gamblers return to the Resch Center, after four straight road games. Fans would see a thrilling game between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Unfortunately, after the Gamblers came fighting back to tie the game 3-3 in with under a minute left in regulation, they would fall to the Roughriders 4-3 in a shootout.
With only eight shots on goal in the first period, the Gamblers would struggle to get anything going. The Roughriders did not face that same struggle and would lead 1-0 after the horned sounded.
Going into the second period the Gamblers still unable to put a puck behind the goalie. The Roughriders were able to increase their lead to two and head into the final period up 2-0.
With only 20 minutes remaining the Gamblers would try and turn things around. 21 seconds into the final period the Roughriders once again scored to make it 3-0. But the Gamblers would wake up quickly. Two minutes later McKade Webster would score his fifth goal of the season. Jesse Tucker would follow suit and bring the Gamblers within one. With ten seconds remaining and time running out quickly, Ryan O’Reilly would fire on in to tie the game with just seven seconds left.
The Gamblers found themselves on the power play in OT but were unable to seal the deal. The Gamblers would find themselves in their second shootout of the season. The first two Cedar Rapids shot takers would come up empty, but the Gamblers were unable to capitalize. The Roughriders scored with the third shooter and ended up taking the extra point in the shootout.
The Gamblers are back at the Resch next Wednesday, November 27 to take on the Madison Capitals. Tickets are available at www.gamblershockey.com/tickets.
This past weekend the Gamblers went to Sioux Falls for a two-game series with the Stampede. Green Bay would win both games with scores of 6-3 on Saturday and 8-1 on Sunday. Everyone chipped in as the Gamblers had 13 different goal scorers.
On Saturday, the Stampede would get the game going with a goal about 9 minutes into the game. A little over three minutes later and the Stampede would add another one. Green Bay got back on track thanks to a goal from Noah Ganske at the 16:25 minute mark. But 20 seconds later and Sioux Falls would go back up by two. 15 seconds later Chad Hillebrand would once again bring the Gamblers back in within one to end the period.
At the start of the second period, Mason Lohrei would tie the game up scoring just 46 seconds into the period. After a fast start to the second, neither team would be able to find the back of the net again until Alex Servagno gave the Gamblers the lead with a little over 5 minutes left in the period.
With a 4-3 lead heading into the final period the Gamblers were looking to put the game away and that is exactly what they did by scoring two more in the third. Alex Servagno secured his second goal of the day and Camden Thiesing would end the game with an empty-net goal. Gavin Enright was in net and would save 30 of the 33 shots that he faced on the night.
On Sunday the Gamblers went out looking for the sweep of their only regular-season match-up of Sioux Falls. Jake Schmaltz would get things started for the Gamblers with his third goal of the year. The Gamblers would have no plans of slowing down by adding two more goals by the end of the period from Nicholas Zabaneh (3) and Ryan O’Reilly (5).
The second period was more the same. Just 52 seconds into the period from McKade Webster (4) would extend the lead. Jesse Tucker (10) and Tyler Paquette(5) would each score to before the end of the second period.
With a 6-0 lead heading into the final period, Tyler Coffey would score quickly for Sioux Falls. However, it was too little too late and would be the only goal for the Stampede. The Gamblers would answer yet again as Braidan Simmons-Fischer and Jackson Kunz each recorded their first USHL goals. The Gamblers would win 8-1 with Grabko in net saving 21 of the 22 shots that he faced.
Overall on the weekend the Gamblers scored 14 goals from 13 different players, the netminders stopped 92.7% of the shots faced and the team was a combined +44 on the weekend!
The Gamblers are back at the Resch on November 22nd when they will take on Cedar Rapids at 7:05 pm. Tickets are available at https://www.gamblershockey.com/tickets.
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