The Green Bay Gamblers continued their struggles south of the border on Saturday as they fell to the Chicago Steel on Saturday 6-4.
After a scoreless first period, the Steel got two quick goals in the second period from Mackie Samoskevich. Cam Thiesing cut the lead in half two minutes later after he scored on the Jake Schmaltz assist. Scoring came fast and furious in the third period with the two teams combining to score seven goals. After trading goals in the opening minutes, the Gamblers would tie the game with two unanswered goals. Thiesing, Ryan Kirwan, and Jackson Kunz helped spur the comeback. The three goals all came within 100 seconds of each other. It was short-lived as Matt Coronato broke the tie with his second goal of the period before Erik Middendorf put the game away with an empty netter. Gamblers goalie Matt Davis made 32 saves on 37 shots in the loss.
The Gamblers come home next weekend for a pair of games against the Muskegon Lumberjacks. The games will feature 7:05 p.m. puck drops and will air on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.