The Green Bay Gamblers announced today that defenseman Nick Leitner has committed to Bemidji State of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Named Gamblers team captain, Leitner has recorded one goal and 11 assists. Prior to this year’s campaign, The Bemidji, MN native appeared in 86 games in two seasons as a member of the Des Moines Buccaneers.
Leitner joins the following Gamblers on the 2018-19 roster to commit to NCAA Division 1 school; Evan Fear (Quinnipiac), Chase Pilawski (Lake Superior State), Ethan Frisch (North Dakota), Jackson Perbix (Minnesota), Tyler Spott (Northeastern), Sam Huff (Minnesota), Rory Hermann (R.P.I.), Paul Maust (Mercyhurst), McKade Webster (Denver), Jesse Tucker (Lake Superior State), Luke Mylymok (Minnesota Duluth), Nicholas Zabenah (Michigan), Noah Prokop (Nebraska Omaha), Ryan Ullan (Northern Michigan), Chris Giroday (Western Michigan) and Dylan Wendt (Michigan).
The Gamblers return home to the Resch Center this Friday, November 30th as they take on Eastern Conference front-runners the Muskegon Lumberjacks. For tickets go to gamblershockey.com.
The Green Bay Gamblers ventured to Muskegon, Michigan this past weekend for a pair of games versus the 1st place Lumberjacks. After falling to the Jacks 8-3 on Friday, the Gamblers earned a weekend split with a 6-3 win on Saturday. Green Bay sits at 8-8-3 on the 2018-19 regular season.
Muskegon tallied three goals in the first and third periods for 8-3 win over the Green Bay Gamblers on Friday at the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Michigan. Green Bay got goals from Noah Prokop, Jesse Tucker and Paul Maust. Goaltender Jake Begley made 25 saves.
Green Bay scored four third period goals and Evan Fear made 37 saves to backstop the Gamblers to a 6-3 win over Muskegon on Saturday. The win was the Gamblers 7th road victory on the young season. After a scoreless first period, the Gamblers grabbed a 1-0 lead on a Chris Giroday goal. After Muskegon tied the game, Green Bay grabbed a 2-1 lead on Nick Leitner’s first of the season. Green Bay salted the game away with four goals in the first 5-minutes and 16-seconds of the third period. Jesse Tucker (2:42), Nicholas Zabaneh (4:04), Noah Ganske (4:19) and Paul Maust (5:16) all found the back of the net to give the Gamblers a 6-1 lead. Muskegon tallied a pair of goals late to round out the scoring.
Green Bay returns to the Resch Center this Friday, as they play host to Muskegon. Game time is 7:05 PM. Tickets start at $10 in the bowl and $27 for beverage inclusive seating. For beverage inclusive seating or group tickets contact Greg Lynch at 405-1150 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets also available at gamblershockey.com or at the Resch Center box office. Box office hours are 11:00 – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday.
The Green Bay Gamblers continued their winning ways on Saturday with a 3-1 win over the Madison Capitols at the Cap Ice Center. Green Bay is 3-0-2 in their last five games. Overall, the Gamblers sit in 4th place in the USHL Eastern Division with a mark of 7-6-3.
In the victory over Madison, goaltender Jake Begley was the star turning aside 37 shots. Forward Noah Prokop gave the Gamblers a 1-0 lead midway through the first (10:47). Madison tied the game less than a minute later (11:41). Rookie forward Kyler Grundy gave the Gamblers a 2-1 lead late in the 2nd period (17:04) and team leading scorer Gleb Murtazin upped the lead to 3-1 early in the third (1:54). Begley made 15 of his 37 saves in the final period.
Green Bay, who have played 12 of their first 16 games away from the Resch Center, return home on November 21. Start time versus Central Illinois is 7:05 PM.
The Green Bay Gamblers announced a trade on Wednesday, acquiring forward Braden Costello from the Des Moines Buccaneers for a 3rd round pick in the 2019 USHL Phase 2 draft. Costello, who is in his second season with the Buccaneers, has a goal and an assist in 12 games. Last season, the University of North Dakota recruit appeared in 56 games for the Buccaneers, notching eight goals and four assists. Costello will wear #18 and is expected to be in the Gamblers line-up on Saturday.
The Gamblers also announced on Wednesday that they have released forward Matyas Svoboda. Svoboda was acquired this off season in a trade with the Sioux City Musketeers. In 15 games with the Gamblers, Svoboda had two assists.
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