The Green Bay Gamblers defeated the Muskegon Lumberjacks 6-2 on Saturday night at L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Michigan. With the win, the Gamblers complete the weekend sweep and improve to 5-4-1 on the season.
Scoring for the Gamblers were forwards Brett Gruber, Jack Poehling, Jared Spooner, Connor Murphy and Ryan Smith (2).
Goaltender Kevin Reich recorded his first win of the season for the Gamblers between the pipes with 21 saves on 23 shots on goal.
The Green Bay Gamblers defeated the Muskegon Lumberjacks 4-2 on Friday night at L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Michigan. With the win, the Gamblers improve to 4-4-1 on the season.
Scoring for the Gamblers were forwards Brett Gruber, Sam Saliba and Connor Murphy and defenseman Andrew Peeke.
Adam Huska continues his hot streak between the pipes with 28 saves on 30 shots on goal. With the win, the Gamblers netminder improves to 4-2 on the season.
GAMBLERS PREVAIL OVER CHICAGO
Goaltender Adam Huska made 29 saves and forward Brett Gruber tallied a goal and an assist to lead the Green Bay Gamblers to a 4-1 win over Eastern Division rival Chicago on Saturday night at the Resch Center. With the win the Gamblers improved to 3-4-1 on the regular season.
Trailing 1-0 late in the 2nd period, the Gamblers evened the score when newly acquired forward Connor Murphy tallied his first goal in a Gamblers uniform (16:49).
Green Bay grabbed their first lead when they converted on a Chicago turnover. Gruber stole the puck from the Steel defenseman at the blue line and raced in on Chicago goaltender John Lethomen. Gruber’s attempt hit the post, but following the play was John Leonrard, who collected the puck atop the crease, pulled it to his forehand, and deposited it into the net.
Green Bay made it a 3-1 game off of a scramble in front of the net. Defenseman Matt Berkovitz got credit for the goal, poking it past Lethomen (15:14).
Gruber finished off the scoring with an empty net goal at the 19:46 mark.
Huska won his third straight start turning aside 29 shots. In his last three starts, Huska is 3-0-0 to accompany 1.33 goals against average and a .958 save percentage.
The Gamblers are on the road for the next two weeks, as they play a pair against Muskegon and Youngstown.
HUSKA CONTINUES TO ROLL
In his last three starts Gamblers goaltender Adam Huska is 3-0-0 to accompany a 1.33 goals against average and a .959 save percentage. The New York Rangers draft choice made 29 saves on Saturday to lead the Gamblers to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Steel. On the season, Huska is 3-2-0, 2.21 goals against average and a .924 save percentage.
The Gamblers have allowed six goals in their last four games. The penalty kill has also been stout, operating at a success rate of 95% (19/20). In their last four games the team is 3-1-0.
The 2015-2016 Green Bay Gamblers roster features 16 players who are committed to NCAA Division 1 institutions. The list is as follows: Matt Berkovitz (Wisconsin), Ryan Blankemeier (Dartmouth), Grant Frederic (Miami of Ohio), Chris Grando (Boston College), Brett Gruber (Arizona State), Cam Lee (Providence), John Leonard (UMASS), Connor Murphy (Michigan), Gordi Myer (Ohio State), Marc Michaelis (Minnesota State), Andrew Peeke (Notre Dame), Adam Parsells (Wisconsin) Jack Poehling (St. Cloud State), Nick Poehling (St. Cloud State), Sam Saliba (Michigan State) and Jared Spooner (Minnesota State).
GAMBLERS STING CANCER
The Green Bay Gamblers are pleased to announce that they will be donating $2,000 to STINGCANCER. The amount is based on the number of tickets sold at the team’s annual STINGCANCER game that took place this past Saturday (10/24). STINGCANCER also raised $948.00 through the in-game 50/50 raffle. STINGCANCER is a passionate and committed collaboration of high school students and staff dedicated to reducing the effects of cancer by initiating and supporting programs and activities for the school and its surrounding community. STINGCANCER began in 2004 at Preble High School by faculty member and brain cancer survivor Nick Nesvacil and is currently active in 19 schools throughout northeast Wisconsin.
MILITARY NIGHT SET FOR NOVEMBER 14
The Green Bay Gamblers 4th Annual Military Night is set for Saturday, November 14. Each year the team has worn a military inspired jersey and in 2014 introduced a special edition helmet. The 2014 Military Night raised $20,000 for the local chapter of Disabled American Veterans.
The Gamblers will again be wearing a military inspired helmet and jersey. Each jersey features an armed forces division on the back name plate. Helmets and jerseys will be auctioned off immediately following the game. Along with the Gambler players, Packers offensive linemen Bryan Bulaga, TJ Lang and Josh Sitton each signed a jersey.
Tickets are available by visiting www.gamblershockey.com or by calling the Resch Center box office at
1-800-895-0071. Game time is 7:05 PM at the Resch Center.
GOALS FOR THE MILITARY
For each goal the Green Bay Gamblers score on Military Night (11/14), head coach Pat Mikesch will donate $100 to the local chapter of Disabled American Veterans. We are also asking local businesses and individuals to contribute $100 for each Gamblers goal scored. By taking part in what we are calling “Goals for the Military” you will receive a special edition military helmet signed by the entire team. If you are interested in participating please contact Jason Habeck at 920-405-1130.
Give your name a permanent place on the Tundraland Concourse at the Resch Center by purchasing a puck on the Tundraland Puck Wall. Honor family members and friends, or celebrate a special event or memory in a unique and lasting way. Pucks will become a permanent part of the Tundraland Puck Wall located outside Section 218 on the Tundraland Concourse. Proceeds from the puck wall to benefit youth hockey in Northeast Wisconsin.
GAMBLERS ON THE AIR
The Gamblers are in Muskegon, Michigan this Friday and Saturday and you can see all the action at Anduzzi’s Sports Club on Holmgren Way. Face-off between the Gamblers and Lumberjacks is set for 6:15 PM (each night). All Gambler road games will be televised at Anduzzi’s Sports Club on Holmgren Way.
STEWARD TO COACH TEAM USA AT JUNIOR “A” CHALLENGE
Former Green Bay Gambler Dallas Steward has been named assistant coach for the 2015 U.S. Junior Select Team that will compete at the 2015 World Junior “A” Challenge. Steward is currently the associate head coach with the Chicago Steel. Steward played three seasons with the Gamblers (1997-2000). The Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin native played his collegiate hockey at Alaska-Anchorage followed by a professional career in the ECHL and CHL that spanned from 2004-2010.
WHEELER SETS FRANCHISE RECORD
Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler set a franchise record for longest point streak to start a season. The former Gambler (04-05), has recorded a point in each of his team’s first eight games. On the season, Wheeler is tops on the Jets in points (11), assists (7) and second in goals (4). Wheeler is in his 8th season in the NHL. In 541 games with the Boston Bruins, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets, Wheeler has tallied 151 goals and 222 assists.
LOCAL TALENT MAKES NHL DEBUT
This past Saturday Max McCormick became the first Green Bay native to play in the National Hockey League. McCormick made his debut as a member of the Ottawa Senators. McCormick played his high school hockey at local Notre Dame Academy. After a year in the USHL, McCormick took his talents to Ohio State University. Selected by the Senators at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, McCormick played the 2014-15 season with the Senators AHL affiliate in Binghampton.
The Green Bay Gamblers defeated the Chicago Steel 4-1 at the Resch Center on Saturday night. With the win, the Gamblers improve to 3-4-1 on the regular season.
Scoring for the Gamblers were forwards John Leonard, Brett Gruber and Connor Murphy and defenseman Matt Berkovitz.
Adam Huska recorded the win between the pipes for the Gamblers with 29 saves on 30 shots on goal. Huska improves to 3-2 on the season.
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