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Gamblers Select 17 in USHL Entry Draft

(Green Bay, WI) – On Tuesday, the Green Bay Gamblers selected 17 players in the 2020 USHL Entry Draft. Draft selections included local talents Sawyer Scholl (Medford, WI) and Brayden Stannard (Escanaba, MI). Both played their youth hockey with the Green Bay Jr. Gamblers. This past year Scholl was a forward at Notre Dame Academy. Stannard starred at Escanaba High School before moving on to play midget hockey in downstate Michigan and junior’s in Maryland.

Geographically, the Gamblers selected six Canadians, two Slovakians, one from the Czech Republic and eight Americans. The picks are as follows:

Round 1: Matthew Davis


Spruce Grove Saints (Alberta Junior Hockey League)

Calgary, Alberta Canada

College Commit: Denver University

Round 2: Cody Monds


Victoria Grizzlies (British Columbia Junior Hockey League)

Brockville, Ontario Canada

College Commitment: Providence

Round 2: Brayden Stannard


Maryland Black Bears (North American Hockey League)

Escanaba, Michigan

College Commitment: Nebraska-Omaha

Round 3: Kent Anderson


Drumheller Dragons (Alberta Junior Hockey League)

Calgary, Alberta Canada

Round 3: Damien Carfagna


Lawrence Academy (USHS Prep)

Wood Ridge, New Jersey

College Commitment: New Hampshire

Round 5: Jackson Hallum


St. Thomas Academy (Minnesota High School)

Eagan, Minnesota

– Continued –

Round 6: Kaleb Nelson


Aurora Tigers (Ontario Junior Hockey League)

Keswick, Ontario Canada

College Commitment: Providence

Round 6: Edward Baliotti


Berkshire School (USHS Prep)

New Canaan, Connecticut

College Commitment: New Hampshire

Round 7: Will Staring


Shattuck St. Mary’s U16

Springfield, Virginia

Round 7: Vittori Mancini


Frolunda HC (Swedish Super Elite)

Saginaw, Michigan

College Commitment: Nebraska Omaha

Father Bob coached Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch at Michigan Tech

Round 8: Charles-Edward Tardif


OHA Mavericks U18

Quebec, Canada

College Commitment: Michigan Tech

Round 9: Rastislav Elias


HC Kosice U20 (Slovakia)

Nyiregihaza, Hungary

Round 11: Sawyer Scholl


Notre Dame Academy (Wisconsin High School Hockey)

Medford, Wisconsin

Round 12: Juraj Elias


HC Kosice U20 (Slovakia)

Nyiregihaza, Hungary

Brother of Gamblers draft pick Rastislav Elias

Round 13: Seamus Campbell


Springfield Junior Blues (North American Hockey League)

St. Louis, Missouri

College Commitment: Quinnipiac

Father Jim played in the NHL for six different teams

Round 14: Shawn Ramsey


Toronto Nationals (Minor Midget AAA)

Mississauga, Ontario Canada

Round 15: Dominik Bartecko


Nashville Junior Predators U16

Prague, Czech Republic

Father Lubos played in the NHL for St. Louis and Atlanta

The Gamblers also traded defenseman John Prokop to the Des Moines Buccaneers in exchange for a 2nd round pick in the 2021 Entry Draft. Prokop appeared in 30 games last season with the Gamblers, recording a goal and six assists.

All returners, Futures and Entry draft selections, along with free agents will take part in the Gamblers Summer tryout camp. Camp takes place August 2-6 at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

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