The Green Bay Gamblers (16-15-2-1) beat the Muskegon Lumberjacks (22-10-3-2) in overtime fashion 5-4 Saturday night at the Resch Center.
The first period was full of fireworks, including goals from Ryan Greene (11) and Jackson Hallum (20), leading to a 2-2 score heading into the second. The Gamblers scored early as Cameron Lund (13) converted the power play. However, a late score from Muskegon would make it another even period between the teams with a 3-3 contest heading into the final third of play. The third period would see the teams score within thirty seconds of each other, sending the game into overtime with a 4-4 score line. With just over two minutes off the clock, Ryan Greene (12) broke away and found himself one-on-one with the goalie and converting the chance, giving the Gamblers a 5-4 win.
Ryan Greene led the way for the Gamblers on offense with 2 goals and 2 assists, including his game winner. Jackson Hallum was hot on his heels, tallying 1 goal and 3 assists on the night. Other contributors to the offense include Cameron Lund and Brody Lamb (11), each giving the Gamblers 1 goal and 1 assist each. In net, goalie Rastislav Elias had a game time of 62:04, saving 35 of 39 shots, allowing 4 goals.
Green Bay will play the Chicago Steel (21-8-6) Friday, February 4, at the Resch Center.
Muskegon will play Team USA (10-16-3) in Plymouth, Michigan Friday, February 4, at USA Hockey Arena.