April 23, 2014

Gamblers post historic regular season

The 2011-12 hockey season has been filled with records for the Green Bay

Derek LaLonde

Gamblers of the United States Hockey League.

The Gamblers (47-9-4) not only set the USHL Tier 1 record for wins (47), points (98), least amount of losses (9) and road wins (25) in a single season, they also set Tier 1 records for goals scored (250) and goal differential (+112).

The Gamblers also, for a third straight year, led the league in goals against allowing a league low 138.

Coach Derek Lalonde, in his first season on the bench, surpassed former Gamblers head coach Eric Rud (41) for most regular season wins (47) in USHL history by a first year head coach.

At the turnstiles, the Gamblers attendance increased for the fourth consecutive year.  110,770 fans passed through the gates at the Resch Center this season, averaging 3,692 fans per game.  Average attendance has grown each of the last four years to 3,692 per game which is 1,037 per game more than 2007-08.

The Gamblers receive a 1st round bye in the USHL playoffs.  They have scheduled home games on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd for Games 1 and 2 of the Clark Cup Eastern Conference Semi-finals.  Face-Off is set for 7:05pm on Saturday and 3:05pm Sunday.  Their opponent is yet to be determined.