GREEN BAY GAMBLERS: The U.S. Under-18 Team will meet the Gamblers for the second-straight weekend in a Friday-Saturday series at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Most recently, the two teams split a series at USA Hockey Arena. The U18s fell, 3-2, to the Gamblers before bouncing back with a 4-1 win last Sunday. Sean Behrens (Barrington, Ill.) notched two goals and an assist for three points in the series.
The Gamblers are 18-8-0-2 in 28 contests this season, good for third in the USHL's Eastern Conference Standings. Jake Schmaltz (13-23--36) and Mason Lorhei (11-25--36) lead the Gamblers in scoring.
SHATTUCK-ST. MARY'S: The U.S. Under-17 Team hosts the prep squad from Shattuck-St. Mary's in a Friday-Saturday series at USA Hockey Arena.
The Sabres, who compete against Tier I AAA teams around the country, are 21-2-2 in 25 games this season. The team competed in a three-game series against the Chicago Mission, winning all three games, 4-1, 10-5, and 8-1.
DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS: The U18s round out their weekend of league play with a Sunday matinee against the Dubuque Fighting Saints. The two teams last met in December, splitting a two-game set. The U18s won the series opener, 4-1, before falling 6-5 in the series finale. Sasha Pastujov (Bradenton, Fla.) notched five goals in the series to lead the U.S. scoring effort.
The Saints face Des Moines and Youngstown ahead of their Sunday matinee against the U18s.