The Green Bay Gamblers opened the USHL Clark Cup playoffs by winning game 1
of their best-of-5 series against Youngstown 3-1 at the Resch Center in Green Bay last night.
Kevin Irwin scored a pair of first-period goals to lead the Gamblers, who are attempting to become the first team in the Tier 1 era to win back-to-back Clark Cup titles.
Tony Kujava was solid in-goal for the Gamblers. The Green Bay native stopped 27 of 28 shots he faced in his playoff debut.
Green Bay and Youngstown are back in action tonight. Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals face off at 7:05pm at the Resch Center.