The Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Barrett Kaib has committed to Northern Michigan University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The Wildcats are coached by Walt Kyle who enters his 11th season behind the bench.
Kaib returned to the USHL after playing last season with Providence University of the Hockey East Conference. Kaib appeared in 31 games tallying six points for the Friars. In 2010-11 Kaib skated in 44 games for the U.S. National Under-18 Team where he posted seven assists and appeared in three games for the U.S. National Under-17 Team. During the 2009-10 campaign, Kaib skated in 34 games with the U.S. National Under-17 Team and notched a goal and five assists. Internationally, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native posted three points (1 goal and 2 assists) in 10 games against and was part of the U.S. squad that earned first place at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Timmins, Ont. Kaib scored a goal and added an assist in six games. Prior to playing for the NTDP, Kaib skated in 47 games for Culver Academy where the defenseman notched five goals and 12 assists.
Kaib becomes the 15th Gambler on the 2012-2013 squad to commit to a NCAA Division I institution. Others include forwards Tanner Pond (Northeastern), Kyle Novak (Western Michigan), Matthew Weis (Ohio State), Nicholas Schilkey (Ohio State), Alex Kile (Michigan) Ryan Siroky (Miami), Kevin Irwin (Vermont), Nick Schmaltz (North Dakota), Sheldon Dries (Western Michigan) defensemen, Ben Gallacher (UMass-Amherst), Jake Linhart (Wisconsin), Brandon Kirk (Dartmouth), Gustav Olofsson (Colorado College) and Jordan Gross (Notre Dame).
The Gamblers will be wearing special edition camo jerseys during the Sunday, March 3rd Military Appreciation Game. The game worn camo jerseys will be available for purchase through a live auction after the game. A portion of the proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Gamblers would like to thank Green Bay Animal Emergency Center, the presenting sponsor, for their role in helping raise money for such a worthy cause.
The Sioux Falls Stampede defeated the Green Bay Gamblers 4-1 on Sunday afternoon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Gamblers fall to 29-15-3 during the 2012-13 regular season.
Forward Kyle Novak was the lone goal scorer in the loss for the Gamblers. The O’Fallon, MO native continues his impressive 13 game point streak scoring a team high 25th goal this season on the powerplay in the third period. Novak current ranks third in the USHL with 61 points.
Richard Ullberg suffers the loss between the pipes for the Gamblers with 30 saves. The Finland native falls to 6-2-0 on the regular season.
The Gamblers return home this weekend with a pair of games at the Resch Center. On Friday night the Sioux Falls Stampede are in town and on Sunday the Gamblers will face -off against Team USA. For information on promotions or to purchase tickets visit gamblershockey.com.
The Green Bay Gamblers defeated the Tri-City Storm 4-3 on Saturday night on the road. With the win, the Gamblers improve to 29-14-3 on the season.
Scoring for the Gamblers were forwards Matt Weis, Kyle Novak, Nicholas Schilkey and Ryan Siroky.
Goaltender Tony Kujava records the victory between the pipes with 30 saves on 33 shots on goal.
The Gamblers travel to Sioux Falls to take on the Stampede this afternoon. Face-off is set for 5:05pm. Fans can catch the game at fasthockey.com.
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