Matt Davis made 29 saves to backstop the Green Bay Gamblers to 2-1 win over the Janesville Jets on Friday at the Resch Center. Jake Schmaltz started the scoring at the 16:16 mark of the opening period. After a scoreless 2nd period, Green Bay upped their lead to 2-0 on Cam Van Sickle first career USHL goal (11:01). Janesville scored in the final minute to round out the scoring.
The two teams meet again tomorrow at the Resch Center. Puck drops at 7:05 PM. Box office opens at 10:00 AM on Saturday. Tickets also available at gamblershockey.com
(Green Bay, WI) – The Green Bay Gamblers have added defenseman Victor Mancini. The University of Nebraska-Omaha recruit returns to the United States after spending the last two years in Sweden. Mancini was selected by the Gamblers in the 7th round of the 2020 USHL Entry Draft. Mancini will wear #7 and be available next week when the Gamblers travel to Michigan for a pair of games versus Team USA.
Mancini (5/26/2002) started the year with Frolunda HC U20, registering five goals and five assists in 19 games. He also saw time with Hanhals IF, notching a goal in five games. Prior to heading overseas, Mancini played for Little Caesars U16, and saw time in the USHL playing three games for Sioux Falls and one game with the U.S. National Program.
Mancini is the son of former Michigan Tech head hockey coach Bob Mancini. Gamblers head coach/general manager Pat Mikesch played for Mancini for three seasons at
(1993-96) Michigan Tech.
To make room for Mancini, the Gamblers traded defenseman Cade Penney to the Omaha Lancers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In 14 games with the Gamblers, Penney collected two assists.
Green Bay hosts Janesville this Friday and Saturday at the Resch Center. Start times, 7:05 PM. Tickets available at the Resch Center box office or at gamblershockey.com Box office opens at 10:00 AM.
(Green Bay, WI) – The Green Bay Gamblers have acquired defenseman Owen Murray from the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League. The Decker, Manitoba native is expected to be in the Gamblers line-up this weekend when the team travels to Muskegon, Michigan for a pair of games versus the Lumberjacks.
Murray (12/1/02) appeared in 14 games with the Vees, notching a goal and 11 assists. Prior to his time in Penticton, Murray played two seasons (2018-20) in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, with the Portage Terriers. In 85 career games with the Terriers, Murray tallied 13 goals and 54 assists. Murray is committed to UMASS-Amherst.
To make room for Murray the Gamblers dropped veteran defenseman Michael Ferrandino. The Lisle, Illinois native appeared in 52 games with the Gamblers over the last two years, producing a goal and 14 assists.
Green Bay travels to Muskegon this weekend for a pair of games versus the Lumberjacks. Start times, 6:00 PM. To watch the games log onto hockeytv.com There is a fee to access the HockeyTV service.
Matt Davis made 37 saves to backstop the Green Bay Gamblers to a 4-2 win over USHL Eastern Conference foe, Muskegon Lumberjacks at the Resch Center on Saturday. In their 10 home games, the Gamblers are 8-0-2 and 11-3-2 overall.
Xan Gurney’s first of the year in the opening minute (0:42) and a Ryan Kirwan power-play goal (4:32) gave the Gamblers an early 2-0 lead.
Muskegon responded with a pair of goals, one late in the 1st period (18:33) and another midway through the 2nd (12:45).
Alex Nordstrom (15:26) redirected a John Mittelstadt shot past Muskegon netminder Nate Reid, who made 27 saves, to give the Gamblers a 3-2 advantage heading into the 3rd period.
Davis was stellar in the 3rd turning aside 17 shots. Alex Servagno salted the game away with an empty-net goal in the final minute (19:26).
The venue shifts to Muskegon, Michigan next weekend for a pair of games. Puck drops on Friday and Saturday at 6:00 PM. Games televised on HockeyTV.com.
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