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Gamblers Powerplay Propels Team Past Captiols

The Green Bay Gamblers defeated the Madison Capitols 8-4 on Tuesday night at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. More impressive, the Gamblers were able to capitalize for four goals on seven powerplays. With the win, the Gamblers improve to 12-13-2 on the season.

Forwards Brent Gates Jr., Derek Barach and Chris Brown led the way for the Gamblers all tallying a pair of goals in the contest. Gates scored his goals in the first and third periods while Brown scored both in the second period with the man advantage. Barach’s goals came in the third period.   Also scoring for the Gamblers were forwards Brian Bowen and Joe Wegwerth.

Jason Pawloski earned the win between the pipes for the Gambler registering 33 saves on 37 shots on goal. With the win, the Minnesota State recruit improves to 4-10-1 on the season.

The Gamblers are back at the Resch Center tomorrow night as they host the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders for the team’s annual New Year’s Eve game. While at the game, fans 21 years and older can enjoy medium Miller Lite drafts for just $3. Face-off is scheduled for 6:05pm.For more information or to purchase tickets call the Resch Center Box off at 494-3401 or visit

Three Gamblers Selected to Top Prospects Game

The United States Hockey League and NHL Central Scouting today announced the players selected to compete in the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game that will take place on January 13th in Dubuque, Iowa at the Mystique Community Ice Center. Selected from the Green Bay Gamblers were forwards Brent Gates Jr. and Sam Miletic and defenseman Vili Saarijarvi.

Gates was one of two tenders signed by the Gamblers prior to the 2013-14 campaign.  Despite being one of the youngest players in the USHL last year, the Minnesota recruit registered 11 goals and four assists in 50 games.  On the international scene, Gates suited up for the U.S. at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Tournament.  Gates also appeared in the 2015 Top Prospects Game in Buffalo, New York this past September.

A Bloomfield Hills, Michigan native and commit to the University of Michigan, Miletic proved to be one of the best high school talents in the nation during his stay at Cranbrook High School. In 62 games with Cranbrook, the 6-foot-2 power forward hoarded 59 goals and 68 assists (127 total points), giving him an eye-opening PPG total of 2.05 and a state championship to boot. Miletic also competed in the 5 Nations Tournament in Slovakia last season, scoring once and assisting four goals en route to capturing the gold medal with USA U17.

One of only two member on the 2014-15 roster to be born overseas, Sarrijarvi has several years of experience playing with the U16, U17 and U18 Finland squads, as well time spent performing in the annual Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament. His most recent campaign with Karpat U20 of the Jr. A SM-liiga brought about 28 total points (7 G, 21 A) over 40 games played.

Players selected represent 15 different states and five other countries.  Eleven of the players competed in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in September.  Of the 40 players selected, 34 are committed to play college hockey at NCAA Division 1 programs.

Mittens Galore

The Green Bay Gamblers collected 1,470 pairs of mittens this past Saturday (12/27) as part of the team’s annual Mitten Toss.  The mittens were donated by the 4,277 in attendance along with those in the business community.  The mittens are distributed to local elementary schools.

Beginning in 2009, the mitten toss has collected over 8,000 pairs of mittens.  Fox Communities Credit Union has been the presenting sponsor each year.

“Giving back to the community is something that the entire Gamblers organization takes great pride in,” says head coach Pat Mikesch.  “The mitten toss is a direct result of the commitment from the Gamblers organization, its fans and Fox Communities Credit Union in giving back to the community.”

Along with the presenting sponsor Fox Communities Credit Union, the Gamblers want to thank Saranac Glove, WIXX and volunteers from Bayport High School, Clintonville High School, Green Bay Preble High School and Green Bay West High School.

If you would like to donate a pair of mittens the Gamblers will have a collection area in the Resch Center lobby on December 31.

The Gamblers hit the ice on December 31 for their annual New Year’s Eve game.  Face off versus the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders is set for 6:05 PM.  For tickets go to

Gamblers Shutout at Home

The Madison Capitols defeated the Gamblers 2-0 on Saturday night at the Resch Center.  With the loss, the Gamblers fall to 11-13-2 on the season.

Scoring for the Capitols were forwards Sam McCormick and Marco Richter.

Jason Pawloski suffered the loss between the pipes for the Gamblers with 22 saves on 24 shots on goal. With the loss the Green Bay netminder is 3-10-1 this season.

The Gamblers are on the road in Madison as they meet the Capitols for the last time this season on Tuesday, December 30th before returning to the Resch Center  New Year’s Eve night to face the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Face-off is scheduled for 6:05pm. For more information visit