The Green Bay Gamblers snapped a two-game losing streak Friday night with a 2-1 win over the Janesville Jets.
The Gamblers' original opponent, the Dubuque Fighting Saints, was forced to bow out before the weekend slate due to COVID-19 protocols. Enter the Janesville Jets, who currently lead the Midwest Division standings in the North American Hockey League, a level below the Gamblers' United States Hockey League.
Jake Schmaltz got the Gamblers on the scoreboard first with a goal in the opening period to give the Gamblers a 1-0 lead that would last until almost midway through the third period. That is when Cam VanSickle pushed in the rebound off of Jets goalie Riley Sims to make it 2-0. The Jets would get one past goalie Matt Davis with the extra attacker in the final two minutes but ran out of time to force the extra period.
The Gamblers will host the Jets one more time on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and worldwide at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.