Fast Start Not Enough for Gamblers in Weekend Finale

ALEC DOPP — Skating out to a 2-1 advantage at the end of the second period, the Green Bay Gamblers got the start they needed Saturday night at the Resch Center against in-state rival Madison. Unfortunately, they didn’t get the end result they wanted, as the Capitols rallied for four goals (one empty netter) in the third to complete their 5-2 comeback effort. The loss dropped Green Bay to 8-11-2 through 21 regular season contests.

Kevin Reich received the start in net for head coach Pat Mikesch in Green Bay’s weekend finale, successfully warding off 28 of 32 shots on goal against him. Chris Brown tallied his team-leading ninth goal of the season in the losing effort, while first-year forward Brian Bowen secured his sixth score. Sam Miletic (6), Matthew Dawson (3) and Brent Gates Jr. (10) were each credited with assists.

With both weekend losses in the rear-view mirror, the Gamblers will return to the arena Monday for an abbreviated practice week before shipping off to Eastern-Conference-leading Cedar Rapids this coming Wednesday. Follow us on Twitter @GamblersHockey for continual notes, statistics and updates throughout and show your support using the #GoGamblers hashtag.

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