Wednesday, July 9, 2008

USHL Schedule Released

Last week the USHL Schedule was released. You might ask yourself, so what? W/ 10 Badger recruits currently slated to spend next season in the USHL, its worth mentioning.

Below is the home schedule for the Green Bay Gamblers. I would think GB is the closest USHL town for most Badger fans, providing the best opportunity to see our future Badgers in action. The link at the beginning of the post includes the schedule of all 12 teams.

Green Bay Gamblers 2008/2009 Home Schedule

10/4 – Waterloo
10/24 – Fargo
10/25 – Fargo
10/31 – Chicago
11/15 – Cedar Rapids
11/22 – Omaha
11/26 – Chicago
11/28 – Indiana
12/5 – Waterloo
12/12 – Lincoln
12/19 – Sioux City
12/20 – Sioux City
12/31 – Cedar Rapids
1/9 – Omaha
1/10 – Chicago
1/23 – Tri-City
1/24 – Tri-City
2/21 – Sioux Falls
2/22 – Des Moines
2/27 – Lincoln
2/28 – Waterloo
3/4 - Cedar Rapids
3/17 – Indiana
3/24 – Cedar Rapids
3/27 – Indiana
3/29 – Des Moines
4/3 – Chicago
4/4 – Des Moines
4/5 – Des Moines

The games in bold feature opponents w/ Badger recruits.

Waterloo: Brock Montpetit, Craig Smith & Tyler Barnes
Fargo: Gavin Hartzog
Omaha: Patrick Wiercioch
Lincoln: Travis Erstad
Des Moines: Aaron Crandall and Nick Pryor

Of course the unbolded homes games include Badger recruits Chase Drake and Jefferson Dahl for the Gamblers.

While Badger Hockey takes precedent, I've highlighted about a dozen games that I could make, see what happens. I'll provide some scouting reports as I go, hopefully a few of our readers can provide commentary as well.