The Green Bay Gamblers pulled off their second consecutive win over Team USA on New Years Eve in overtime fashion, 5-4.
Green Bay saw a hot start out of the gates with goals from Mason Lohrei, Jake Schmaltz and Cam Thiesing to prop a 3-2 lead in the first period over Team USA. The Gamblers saw their lead slip away in the second period after a USA goal until Schmaltz added his second goal of the night to tie the match back up, 4-4. Neither team could find the net in the third period which sent the match into overtime. Green Bay saw vintage Lohrei come up with the game winning goal, his fifth game-winning goal of the season (leads the USHL). The Green Bay win propelled them into a first place tie with the Chicago Steel in the Eastern Conference standings. The Resch Center will see the Gamblers and Muskegon on Friday, January 8th for a 7:05pm puck drop.