The Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Tony Stillwell has committed to Brown University of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.
Stillwell has seen action in 119 career games in the USHL spending the last 31 games with the Gamblers. In total, the Green Bay WI native has tallied 29 points (3 goals, 26 assists) in the league. Stillwell is a product Notre Dame Academy High School.
Stillwell becomes the 22nd Gambler on the 2016-2017 squad to commit to a NCAA Division I institution. Others include forwards Chris Grando (Boston College) John Leonard (UMass), Jared Spooner (Minnesota State), Robert Herrman (Arizona State) Jason Dhooghe (Wisconsin), Easton Brodzinski (St. Cloud St.), Dante Palecco (Yale) Matt Jennings (Dartmouth), Brock Caufield (Ohio State), Casey Mittelstadt (Minnesota), Trenton Bliss (Wisconsin), Brody Stevens (Michigan State), Josh Kosack (Union), Nolan Moyle (Michigan State), defensemen Jackson Charlesworth (Northern Michigan), Connor Mackey (Minnesota State), Michael Bevilacqua (Canisius College), Matt Anderson (Minnesota Duluth), Alexis Binner (Maine), Rourke Russell (Miami) and goaltender David Hrenak (St. Cloud St.).
DePere High School FFA students were selected as the winner of the Green Bay Gamblers/ Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy Day Essay contest. Their essay “Moove over Gatorade” was selected from the more than 40 essays submitted by students and FFA programs representing various high and middle schools across Northeast Wisconsin. By submitting the winning essay, DePere High School FFA receives $1,000.
Runner-up winners include Max Tegan (Two Rivers), Alyssa Babik (Green Bay East High School), Brianna Bertrand (Kewaunee High School) and Waylon Baum (Freedom High School). The aforementioned students receive $750.00, $500.00 and $250.00 respectively for their FFA program. The top 5 essay winners will be recognized at the team’s 7th Annual Dairy Day Hockey game, Sunday, April 2 at the Resch Center (3:05 PM).
“The Dairy Day hockey game is about celebrating the dairy industry and the positive effects it has on our communities,” says Gamblers Director of Business Jeff Mitchell. “Being able to team up with John Pagel and Pagel’s Ponderosa makes this event ever more special. John is the torch bearer when it comes to the dairy industry and his involvement has raised both awareness and funds for the younger generation who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of agriculture.”
The Gamblers thank Pagel’s Ponderosa, Cornette Farm Supply, Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative, Greenstone Farm Credit Services, Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing board for their involvement in the annual Dairy Day hockey game and essay contest.
April 2 is the Gamblers final home game of the regular season. It’s also a Festival Foods Family Day, Klement’s Jumbo Dogs and soda just $2 each. First 1,000 fans through the door receive a complimentary Gamblers Dairy Day poster. After the game take part in the Gamblers “Live” jersey auction (Gold jersey). Tickets call the Resch Center box office at 494-3401 or go online to gamblershockey.com Group rates contact Greg at 405-1150 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Start time is 3:05 PM.
The partnership between the Green Bay Gamblers and the American Heart Association continued this past Saturday. Through ticket sales, 50/50 raffle and tips from the Gamblers Celebrity Waiter Dinner earlier in the week, the team raised $6,100 for the American Heart Association.
Saturday marked the 6th year of the American Heart Association game. Since the game’s inception, presenting sponsor North Shore Bank, and Grazies Italian Grill have been involved. Saturday was one of the team’s largest attended games of the year. Crowd of 5,777 were treated to a 4-2 win
The game is also about recognizing those in our community. Aimee Mikesch, wife of Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch, was recognized for saving the life of Russ Joachim earlier this calendar year. Aimee, a registered nurse, used CPR to resuscitate Joachim.
Any student who raised $5 or more through the Jump Rope for Heart Campaign received a complimentary ticket. Multiple students collected over $1,000 and were recognized at the game. Teachers and schools also did their part. Denmark Elementary ($22,106), Winneconne Elementary ($22,000), Sunrise Elementary ($21,000), Meadowbrook Elementary ($19,788) and Rockledge ($18,250) combined to raise over $103,000.
“The American Heart Association is a game that is very dear to our organization,” says Gamblers Director of Business Jeff Mitchell. “I want to thank the students, teachers, sponsors and especially the efforts of Korren Jewitt of the American Heart Association for making this game so special.”
Gamblers are home at the Resch Center this upcoming weekend, as they take on the Omaha Lancers. Start time on both Friday and Saturday is 7:05 PM. Tickets start at $10 and are available at the Resch Center box office or online at gamblershockey.com For group rates contact Greg at 405-1150.
The Green Bay Gamblers defeated the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 4-2 on Saturday night at the Resch Center. With the win, the Gamblers improve to 29-21-2-2 on the season.
Scoring for the Gamblers were forwards Dante Palecco, Josh Kosack, Easton Brodzinski and defenseman Tony Stillwell.
Maksim Zhukov recorded the victory between the pipes for the Gamblers with 30 saves on 32 shots. With the win, Zhukov improves to 17-8 on the season.
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