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Gamblers weekend preview

1:00 AM, Jan. 18, 2013  |  Comments
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Who: Green Bay Gamblers (20-12-3) vs. Sioux Falls Stampede (25-8-1); at Chicago Steel (14-16-3).

When: 7:05 p.m. today; 7 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Resch Center, Ashwaubenon; The Edge Ice Arena, Bensenville, Ill.

Season series: This is Green Bay's first meeting with Sioux Falls. The Gamblers are 6-0-1 against Chicago.

Gamblers update: Split road games against Indiana last weekend. ... Acquired goalie Richard Ullberg from the Finland Under-20 Team on Thursday. He was with SaiPa U-20 earlier this season, recording a .925 save percentage and 3.0 goals-against average. ... Nicholas Schilkey was named the USHL's forward of the week on Monday. The Ohio State recruit has posted points in 10 of the last 12 games, including nine multi-point efforts. ... Forward Kyle Novak is tied for sixth in the league with 43 points (14 goals, 29 assists). ... Green Bay is 26-for-104 on the power-play and tied for first at 25 percent, while it is fifth on the penalty kill at 84.47 percent (16-for-103).

Stampede update: The Western Conference leader is riding a nine-game winning streak. ... Despite being one of the top teams in the league, Sioux Falls doesn't have an individual who ranks in the top 15 in scoring. Forward Sam Rothstein is tied for 16th with 32 points (12 goals, 20 assists). ... Goalie Charlie Lindgren (18-5-1) is third in the USHL with a 2.38 gaa and fifth with a .914 save percentage.

Steel update: Is coming off a 2-1 shootout victory against Muskegon on Jan. 13. ... Forward Alex Roos leads the team with 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists). ... Chicago ranks second to last on the power play (13.24 percent) and has the third worst penalty kill (79.17 percent). ... Saturday's game will be the last regular-season meeting between Chicago and Green Bay.

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