This past Saturday (2/15/20), a season-high crowd of 6,410 were in attendance for the annual running of the Reschminster Oaks Wiener Dog race. Thirty-three dogs took part in the race. The winner was Willow.
Since 2014 Fox Communities Credit Union has been the presenting sponsor. The Gamblers also want to thank media partners, The Fan, WIXX, Y-100 and WFRV Channel 5.
For video of the Reschminster Oaks click on the link below: https://www.facebook.com/gamblershockey/videos/184606896125751/
Fans also donated food and pet products to the Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary.
The team returns to the Resch Center on Friday, March 6 for Girl Scout Night. Saturday, March 7 is Heavy Metal and Bud Night – $2 Bud and Bud light drafts. Players will wear Heavy Metal inspired jerseys. Jerseys will be available for purchase through a “Live” auction immediately following the game in the Bud Light Lounge. Start time both nights 7:05 PM.
For tickets go to gamblershockey.com or stop by the Resch Center box office. Box office hours are Monday – Friday 11:00 – 5:00 PM and on game day’s beginning at 11:00 AM.
For group rates contact Greg at 405-1150.
Following a 4-2 loss to Dubuque, Green Bay looked to bounce back against the second-best team in the Eastern Conference. After a fast start that saw the Gamblers jump to a 3-0 lead, Dubuque would end up tying the game early into the third period. With about twelve minutes remaining in the game, Mason Lohrei would score the game-winning goal. The star of the other highlight of the night was the annual Reschminster Oaks Wiener Dog Race. 32 dogs took the ice this season. Willow came out on top with a blistering pace.
About four minutes into the first period Kyler Grundy would get things started for the Gamblers with his 8th goal of the season. The Gamblers would keep their foot on the gas throughout the entire period. About 4 minutes after the first goal Jake Schmaltz would increase the lead with his 11th goal of the season. Before the period was over Alex Servagno (9) would add another.
With a 3-0 lead heading into the second-period things were looking promising for the Gamblers. However, Dubuque would not go down quietly. Seven and half minutes into the second the Fighting Saints would get their first goal on the night. About six minutes later and they would add another. It was a slow period for the Gamblers, but they would take a 3-2 lead into the final period.
At the start of the third Green Bay was looking to hold onto the lead and come away with the two points on the night. Dubuque would score the equalizer two minutes into the third period. With momentum on Dubuque’s side, things were looking bleak for the Gamblers. The Gamblers would not give up and with about twelve minutes remaining Mason Lohrei would fire the puck into the back of the net. The Gamblers would hold on from there to finish the game with the 4-3 victory. Gavin Enright was in net tonight saving 34 of the 37 shots he faced.
Gamblers are on the road for the next two weeks to take on Madison, Des Moines, and Omaha. These games are available to watch on www.hockeytv.com. They will be back at the Resch Center on March 6th and March 7th when they take on Lincoln. Tickets are available at www.gamblershockey.com/tickets
The Green Bay Gambler hosted their 1st Annual Police and Fire Appreciation Night this past Saturday. The game raised $7,500. The donation will be split between the Wisconsin Concerns of Police Survivors (WI C.O.P.S.) and the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation Summer Camp for Burned Injured Youth.
As part of the event the team wore Police & Fire inspired jerseys. Jerseys were auctioned off after the game with a portion of the proceeds going to the two charities. Limited edition Police and Fire t-shirts were also for sale, with $5 from each t-shirt purchased going to the two charities.
Brown County Sheriff Todd Delain, Brown County officer Nick Denis and K9 Mattis, Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach, Susan Michalski, whose husband Michael Michalski was killed in the line of duty in 2018, and United States Congressman representing Wisconsin’s 8th District Mike Gallagher took part in a ceremonial puck drop prior to the start of the game.
Police & Fire Appreciation Night drew the team’s third-largest crowd of the season (4,521). Gamblers defeated Fargo 5-2 to earn a weekend split with the Force.
The Gamblers are home Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8. Saturday is Princess Night presented by North Shore Bank, Festival Foods Family Night and Aurora BayCare Skate with the Gamblers. The start time for both games are 7:05 PM.
For tickets go to gamblershockey.com or stop by the Resch Center box office. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 5:00 PM and Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM
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