The Gamblers defeated the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 5-0 on Saturday night at the Resch Center. With the win, the Gamblers improve to 16-12-1-1 on the season.
Scoring for the Gamblers were forwards Jared Spooner, Brody Stevens, Josh Dunne (2), and John Leonard.
Maksim Zhukov recorded the shutout between the pipes for the Gamblers with 21 saves tonight. With the win, Zhukov improves to 10-5-0-1 on the season.
The Chicago Steel defeated the Gamblers 3-2 on Friday night at the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Chicago, Illinois. With the loss, the Gamblers fall to 15-12-1-1 on the season.
Scoring for the Gamblers were forwards Dante Palecco and Brody Stevens.
David Hrenak suffered the loss between the pipes with 18 saves on 21 shots on goal. With the loss, Hrenak falls to 6-6-0-1 on the season.
The Des Moines Buccaneers defeated the Gamblers 1-0 in a shootout on Wednesday at the Resch Center. With the loss, the Gamblers fall to 15-11-1-1 on the season.
Forwards Tommy Parrottino and David Keefer scored in the shootout for the Buccaneers.
Maksim Zhukov suffered the shootout loss making 26 saves on 26 shots on goal in regulation. The Buccaneers scored twice in the shootout. With the shootout loss, Zhukov falls to 9-5-0-1 on the season.
The United States Hockey League and NHL Central Scouting announced that Gamblers forward John Leonard has been added to the 2017 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game that will take place on Jan. 10 in Sioux Falls, SD at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
Leonard is a second year NHL Draft eligible forward playing in his second USHL season. The Amherst, MA native has 12 points and eight goals this season, both career highs. Leonard played in the 2016 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game and recorded four shots in Team East’s 6-2 victory. The University of Massachusetts commit is currently tied for the second most goals on Green Bay’s roster.
With the addition of Leonard, the Gamblers now have five players named to the game including forwards Joshua Dunne and Nolan Moyle, defenseman Alexis Binner, and goaltender Maksim Zhukov.
Leonard will replace Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Santeri Virtanen, who will not be able to compete due to injury.
2017 marks the fifth time the USHL will be hosting the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, and it follows the fourth consecutive year that 30 or more players from the USHL were selected at the NHL Draft. The 2017 NHL Draft will be held June 23-24 in Chicago, IL at the United Center, home of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks. Fans can purchase tickets to the game HERE, and any media credential requests should be sent HERE.
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