Team USA U18 national development team defeated the Green Bay Gamblers by a score of 6-2 Saturday night at Resch Center completing the weekend sweep. With the loss the Gamblers fall to 34-21-4 on the season.
Alex Kile led the way for the Gamblers scoring his 28th and 29th goals of the season.
Tony Kujava took the loss in between the pipes dropping his season record to 8-4-1. Kujava stopped 32 of the 38 shots he faced on the night.,
The Gamblers are back at home Tuesday night for a Clark Cup finals rematch from last year against the Waterloo Blackhawks. Face-off is set for 7:05pm at the Resch Center. Be there for team poster giveaway. For more information on purchasing tickets or promotions visit gamblershockey.com.
Team USA U18 national development team defeated the Green Bay Gamblers by a score of 5-2 Friday night at Resch Center. With the loss the Gamblers fall to 34-20-4 on the season.
Matt Weiss and Ben Gallacher each added a goal for the Gamblers.
Cam Hackett took the loss in net for the Gamblers dropping his season record to 3-2-1. Hackett stopped 34 of the 39 shots he faced on the night.
The Gamblers are back at home tomorrow night for a rematch against Team USA. Face-off is set for 7:05pm at the Resch Center. Be there for Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy Day and Festival Food’s Family Night. For more information on purchasing tickets or promotions visit gamblershockey.com.
The Red Line Report with Assistant Coaches Steve Palmer and David Carle is set for tomorrow night beginning at 7:00 PM at Anduzzi’s Sports Club. and the “Voice” of Gamblers hockey Jason Habeck will discuss the team’s month. Joining Jason and Steve and David is guest forwards Matt Weis and Fredrik Olofsson.
While at Anduzzi’s fans can enjoy 30 cent wings and those 21 and over can enjoy double bubble prices for beer and rail drinks.
Anduzzi’s Sports Club is located just down the street from the Resch Center on Holmgren Way.
The Tampa Bay Lightning named Jon Cooper the eighth head coach in franchise history today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Cooper joins the Lightning after having spent the previous three seasons behind the bench of Tampa Bay’s top minor league affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals from 2010-12 and this season with the Syracuse Crunch, compiling a 133-62-26 (.661) record in 221 AHL games.
Cooper led Green Bay Gamblers, posting an 84-27-9 record in two seasons. Under Cooper’s guidance the Gamblers posted back-to-back seasons with the best record in the USHL and won the 2010 Clark Cup. In 2008-09, Cooper’s first season, Green Bay saw a 50-point improvement from the previous year, setting a USHL record for largest single-season improvement. He was rewarded with the 2009 and 2010 USHL General Manager of the Year Awards, as well as being named the 2010 USHL Coach of the Year.
Last season, Cooper, was awarded the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award as the AHL’s top coach last season after guiding the Admirals to the Calder Cup Championship. He led Norfolk to a 94-44-18 record in the regular season and a 17-7 mark in the playoffs during two seasons behind the bench. In 2011-12 the Cooper-led Admirals set franchise records with 55 wins and 113 points en route to the franchise’s first Calder Cup Championship. Along the way Cooper and his team set a North American professional sports record, winning a remarkable 28 consecutive games. That season Norfolk earned the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as the AHL’s regular season points champion, while also capturing the league’s East Division title.
This season Cooper has led the Crunch to a 39-18-8 record, the best in the AHL, despite a number of key players being recalled to the Lightning. Syracuse’s 218 goals are also the most in the league. Of the Bolts’ current roster, 10 players have played for the Crunch this season, already giving Cooper familiarity with a number of players. Cooper has also run the Lightning’s development camps during his time in the organization.
A native of Prince, George, British Columbia, Cooper played high school hockey at Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. He then moved on to Hofstra University, where he played four seasons of division I lacrosse. Cooper also played one season on Hofstra’s hockey team. He then went on to earn a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, eventually closing his practice in 2003 to pursue a career in coaching.
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