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Early lead vanishes quickly for Aces

Early lead vanishes quickly for Aces

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Lynden Breen scored his first goal for the Central Illinois Flying Aces less than four minutes into Saturday night's United States Hockey League game.

Green Bay tied the game less than a minute later and took off from there.

Trenton Bliss and McCade Webster registered two goals each as the Gamblers cruised to a 6-1 victory over Central Illinois before a Resch Center crowd of 3,002.

Breen's goal past Green Bay goalie Maksim Zhuhkov, on an assist from Brady Smith at the 3:18 mark of the first period, put the Aces (14-36-2-3) briefly ahead.

Bliss scored his first goal 42 seconds later, beating Aces' goalie Zach Stejskal on a power play, and Webster scored twice to give Green Bay (28-22-4-1) a 3-1 lead after the first period.

The Gamblers' Brock Caufield and Bliss tallied in the second period for a 5-1 lead. After Robert Herrman scored to give Green Bay a 6-1 advantage early in the third period, Stejskal was pulled in favor of Ryan Snowden.

Stejskal had 24 saves, while Snowden made five. The Gamblers finished with 35  shots on goal to the Aces' 20.

Central Illinois entertains Muskegon at 7 p.m. Friday at Grossinger Motors Arena.


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