Celebrating Hockey Across Wisconsin
Posted By: Aaron Sims
When you think of Green Bay, WI, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
Here’s you, “Oh, Aaron. That’s an easy one. It’s the Packers
or something Packers related like Lambeau Field, Aaron Rodgers, Vince Lombardi, etc.”
Alright, then, what’s the second thing that comes to mind?
Here’s you, “Uhhh…let me see. It’s…hmmm.”
Did any of you say hockey?
Maybe you should.
The Gamblers boast two former USHL Coach of the Year recipients: Jon Cooper last season and former University of Wisconsin defenseman and assistant coach Mark Osiecki in ’98-’99. Cooper also won the last two General Manager of the Year awards.
Green Bay will always be known for the Packers, of that there’s no doubt. Maybe hockey should move to number two. The Gamblers are another reason Green Bay is known as “Titletown”.
You have to be impressed with what St. Louis is doing this offseason. The Blues have made a ton of moves that provide depth to the organization and help the AHL club in Peoria. Former Admirals forward Dave Scatchard could be on the ice for the Rivermen, along with David Spina, Nathan Oystrick, Graham Mink and Dean Arsene. That’s some nice AHL talent.
High school hockey practices for teams in Wisconsin start Nov. 8. Do yourself, and hockey, a favor by attending a high school game or two this season.
Admirals VP of Business Development, and my co-host of “Milwaukee Admirals Center Ice”, Mike Wojciechowski, was named one of the “100 Coolest Milwaukeeans (that you’ve heard of)” by OnMilwaukee.com
. Former Admirals forward Tony Hrkac is also on the list. One unsolicited suggestion for the next list: Admirals Group Sales Manager Nathan Harker. I’m pretty sure Nate is the offspring of Fonzie and young Elvis.