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Hawks Rough and Tumble

October 4, 2008 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - Wenatchee Fire News Release

With 98 minutes of combined penalty time leading to a halting, choppy game, the Green Bay Gamblers edged past the Waterloo Black Hawks 3-2 Saturday at the Resch Center in the season-opener for both teams.

Each club was awarded eleven power plays, but each had just one special teams goal.

The Hawks put in the first score of the night when Ben Miller found an opening in Reid Ellingson's pads at 16:42 of the first. The Gamblers answered 1:04 later with their power play goal by Jefferson Dahl.

Craig Smith tallied the Black Hawk power play strike 39 seconds into the second period during a two-man advantage, but Smith was later ejected, along with Green Bay's Chris Crane for a fight during a stoppage. The Gamblers tied the game with a Ryan Furne goal during a scramble in front of the Black Hawks net at 11:05.

The only goal of the third period was the second of the game for Dahl, coming off a give-away in the Black Hawk zone at 9:35.

Waterloo has a week to regroup before continuing a three-game road stretch to begin the season. Next, the Black Hawks visit the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders at 7:05 on Saturday, October 11th.

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