Jackson Hallum in his USHL debut tallied a hat trick to lead the Green Bay Gamblers to a 7-4 win over the Chicago Steel Wednesday at the Resch Center. The Gamblers sit atop the USHL Eastern Division standings with a mark of 4-1-1.
The Gamblers built a 3-0 first period lead on a pair of goals by Hallum (1:55 & 4:46) and Jake Schmaltz (6:36). Chicago erased the three-goal deficit to even the score at 3-3 midway through the 2nd period.
Schmaltz struck again (13:31) and Mason Lohrei also found the back of the net (18:00) to give the Gamblers a two-goal cushion heading into the 3rd period.
Hallum completed the hat trick (5:11) and Alex Servagno rounded out the scoring with a power-play goal (10:40).
Matt Davis notched his fourth win of the season, turning aside 28 Chicago shots.
The Green Bay Gamblers fell to the Chicago Steel 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday at the Resch Center. The Gamblers sit at 3-1-1 on the 2020-21 campaign.
The Gamblers jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 11:29 mark of the 1st period, as the captain Jesse Tucker tallied his first of the season.
Cam Thiesing tallied his team-high third goal of the season at the 5:22 mark of the 2nd period to tie the game at 2-2.
Green Bay again erased a one-goal deficit in the third, on Ryan Greene’s 2nd of the season at the 2:03 mark.
Chicago had a two-man advantage late in the game, but the Gamblers who finished 6/7 on the penalty kill kept the score tied. Chicago entered the game operating at 60% on the power play.
Green Bay also had an opportunity with the man-advantage in the final 2-minutes of regulation but could not get the puck past Steel netminder Nick Haas, who finished the game with 34 saves.
After a scoreless overtime session, the game headed to a shootout. After stopping Steel forward Mackie Samoskevich with a big glove save, the next two Chicago forwards, Matt Coronato and Sean Farrell beat Gamblers goaltender Matt Davis, who finished the game with 26 saves. Hass stopped both Ryan Kirwan and Alex Servagno.
The two teams meet again on Wednesday at the Resch Center. Start time, 7:05 PM. Tickets available at gamblershockey.com or at the Resch Center box office. Box office phone lines are open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Monday and Tuesday and tickets can be purchased in-person beginning on Wednesday at 11:00 AM.
For a second straight game, Mason Lohrei notched the game winner as the Green Bay Gamblers completed their two-game weekend sweep over the Youngstown Phantoms at the Resch Center. Lorhei’s game winner came at the 16:43 mark of the third period. With the win, the Gamblers improved to 3-0-0 on the regular season.
Trailing 2-0, the Gamblers got on the board at the 7:29 mark of the 1st period, on Kyler Grundy’s first goal of the campaign. Green Bay tied the game when Ryan Greene scored on a partial breakaway (14:58). Youngstown regained the lead with 1-second remaining in the 1st period.
Jake Schmaltz and Jackson Kunz scored goals in the 2nd period, 1-minute and 17-seconds apart (4:10 & 5:27) to give the Gamblers their first lead of the hockey game. Youngstown answered with a power play goal (13:52).
On the game winner, Jesse Tucker won an offensive zone faceoff back to Lohrei, who from the left point fired the puck into the top corner past Youngstown goaltender Mattias Sholl.
Gamblers goaltender Matt Davis improved to 3-0-0 on the season with 18 saves. Sholl finished the game with 27 saves.
The Gamblers return to the Resch Center next Saturday, as they face off against the defending Anderson Cup Champion Chicago Steel. Start time, 7:05 PM. Tickets available at gamblershockey.com
Jake Schmaltz and Jarod Crespo each had a goal and an assist and Matt Davis made 31 saves to backstop the Green Bay Gamblers to a 4-3 win over the Youngstown Phantoms on Thursday at the Resch Center. The win improved the Gamblers regular season mark to 2-0-0.
Green Bay jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st period on goals by Greg Spitznagel (6:37) and Schmaltz (17:35/PP).
Youngstown notched a late 1st period goal (18:24) and tied the game while on a 2-man advantage midway through the 2nd period (9:43)
Green Bay regained the lead at the 14:24 mark of the 2nd period, on Crespo’s first career USHL goal.
Youngtown tied the game at the 5:11 mark of the 3rd period. The two teams exchanged opportunities throughout the third, before Mason Lohrei notched the game winner at the 16:16 mark. The goal came after a perfect pass to the slot area from behind the net from Schmaltz. Lohrei made no mistake with a one-timer past Phantoms goaltender Kyle Chauvette, who made 34 saves in the game.
Davis improved to 2-0-0 on the season, turning aside 31 Youngstown shots.
The two teams meet again on Saturday at the Resch Center. Start time 7:05 PM. Tickets available at the Resch Center box office or online at gamblershockey.com. Box office phones are open
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Friday and tickets can be purchased in-person beginning at 10:00 AM.
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