Thursday, March 26, 2015

B³ Weekend Preview: Green Bay Gamblers

The Lincoln Stars will be in Green Bay, WI this weekend for their final long road trip of the season with back-to-back games against the Gamblers.

Puck drops at 7:05pm CST for each this weekend at the Green Bay Resch Center.

If you'd like to keep track of the Stars this weekend, you can follow the boxscores online via Pointstreak, listen to Stars radio announcer Mike Melbye on 93.7 FM "The Ticket," or watch the games live on FASTHockey for a fee.

The Gamblers enter these two games against Lincoln with a record of 16-30-8 (40 points), and are currently in last place in the USHL eastern conference.  Green Bay is 2-5-3 in their last eight 10 games played and are 8-14-4 at home this season.  

The Stars are in last place in the USHL western conference with a record of 16-32-5 (37 points).  Lincoln is coming off a very disappointing weekend in which they were beat in consecutive home games by the NTDP U-18 squad by a combined score of 19-3.  The Stars are 2-8-0 in their last 10 games played and are 7-13-3 on the road this season.

Click here to view the current league standings.  These teams have not met this season so these will be the only two times they will play one another in 2014-15.

As I mentioned above, these two games will match up the two worst teams in the USHL.  The final result of this weekend could determine which team picks first in the upcoming USHL entry and futures drafts.  The USHL team that finishes last overall will pick first in both the entry and the futures drafts which are held this May.

My FASTHockey subscription recently ran out, so I will not be able to watch these games online.  I'm not going to renew my subscription this late in the season just to watch a couple of road games.  I will try to listen to the radio broadcast and will post a weekend recap article sometime on Sunday.

Thanks for reading.  Go Stars.

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