On Saturday, a season-high crowd of 7,619, tossed a record 7,370 bears on the ice during the team’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. In its 18th year, the Teddy Bear Toss has collected over 100,000 stuffed animals. The Gamblers thank Community First Credit Union, “Presenting” sponsor of the Teddy Bear Toss since 2013.
It did not take long for the fur to hit the ice, as forward Easton Brodzinski scored 1-minute and 40-seconds into the game. Named the #1 star of the game, Brodzinski in his postgame interview was quoted;
“This is a goal that will stay with me the rest of my life. It is truly special.”
Brodzinski tallied a pair of goals and assisted on Brody Stevens’ overtime game winner.
In the 18-year history of the Teddy Bear Toss the Gamblers have donated over 105,055 stuffed animals to local hospitals and other charities across Northeast Wisconsin.
Dating back to 2000, the Teddy Bear Toss is a one time yearly event, where fans are asked to bring a new Teddy Bear to the designated game. When the Gamblers score their first goal, fans are encouraged to throw their bear(s) on the ice. In its first year, the team collected a little over 400 bears.
Along with Community First Credit Union, the Gamblers also thank the fans and supporting partners Aurora BayCare, Green Bay Preble High School FFA, Green Bay Press Gazette, Menominee Casino Resort and WIXX.
The Green Bay Gamblers and Fox Communities Credit Union are proud to present the 1st Annual Baby Derby, Saturday, March 4 at the Resch Center. Parents can sign up their child via email at email@example.com. Child to be between six months and one-year’s old. Each infant receives a racing shirt and a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card. Fans are encouraged to bring diapers and other baby supplies to the game. All supplies collected to be donated to House of Hope, shelter for homeless, pregnant and parenting women between the ages of 18 and 24 and their children.
It’s also a Festival Foods Family Night, featuring $2 jumbo dogs, $2 soda and a $5 ticket discount for children 14 and younger. Game time is 7:05 PM.
For tickets go to www.reschcenter.com or stop by the Resch Center box office. Box office hours are Monday – Friday 11:00 – 5:00 PM and on game day’s beginning at 11:00 AM. For group rates contact Greg at 405-1150.
The Gamblers defeated the Chicago Steel 5-4 in overtime on Saturday night at the Resch Center. With the win, the Gamblers improve to 23-19-2-2 on the season.
Scoring for the Gamblers were forwards Easton Brodzinski (2), Matt Jennings, Brody Stevens and defenseman Connor Mackey.
David Hrenak recorded the win with 25 saves on 26 shots on goal. With the win, Hrenak improves to 11-11-0 on the season.
The Chicago Steel defeated the Gamblers 3-1 on Friday night at the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Chicago, IL. With the loss, the Gamblers fall to 23-19-2-2 on the season.
The lone goal scorer for the Gamblers was forward Matt Jennings.
David Hrenak suffered the loss between the pipes for the Gamblers with 28 saves on 30 shots on goal. With the loss, Hrenak falls to 10-11-0 on the season.
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