BLOOMINGTON — The Green Bay Gamblers took control with three goals in the second period and went on to defeat the Central Illinois Flying Aces, 6-2, in a United States Hockey League game Friday night before a Grossinger Motors Arena crowd of 716.
Central Illinois (2-2-1) took a 1-0 lead on Tate Singleton's goal off an assist from Stephen Halliday at the 4:27 mark of the first period.
Green Bay (2-4-0) went ahead, 2-1, after the first period before the Aces' Joseph Dunlap scored on Singleton's assist at the 1:52 mark of the second period to tie the game.
The Gamblers scored three goals in a five-minute stretch to assume a 5-2 lead heading into the third period.
Green Bay, which tallied on four power-plays, had 40 shots on goal to Central Ililnois' 37. Mitchell Gibson made 23 saves for the Aces before being lifted for Ryan Snowden late in the second period. Snowden made 11 saves in 12 chances.
The Aces travel to meet the Madison Capitols in a 7:05 p.m. game Saturday.