The Green Bay Gamblers were defeated by the Sioux City Musketeers by a 4-1 regulation score Saturday night at the Resch Center. With the loss, Pat Mikesch and company dropped to 13-18-4 over their first 35 regular-season contests and remained in eighth place in the USHL’s Eastern Division.
Marc Michaelis tallied Green Bay’s lone goal in the losing effort, muscling a slap shot past Sioux City goaltender Collin Olson eight minutes in. The Minnesota State recuit now has three-straight games with a goal and has tallied five points in his first seven games since joining the roster last month.
Jason Pawloski received the start in net for the Gamblers, successfully saving 29 of 33 (.879%) shots on goal against him. Though he managed to shrug off all 12 Musketeer attempts in the first period, Sioux City broke through with two goals in both the second and third periods.
With the loss behind them, the Gamblers will regroup in an effort to salvage the weekend homestand with a victory Sunday afternoon against the first-place Musketeers. Puck is scheduled to drop at 3:05 p.m. CT at the Resch Center.