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Jr Gamblers Welcome Coaches Rob and Jenny Potter

The Jr Gamblers would like to announce the addition of Rob and Jenny Potter to the organization's list of coaches for the 2019-2020 season.  Both Rob and Jenny will be working with a number of Jr Gambler age groups this coming season.

Coach Rob Potter brings a strong 40 years of gift, talent and expertise in hockey as player, coach, mentor and trainer to the Jr. Gamblers coaching staff.  As a player Rob helped lead the University of Minnesota to WCHA championships in '88 & '89 including a Frozen Four and National Championship runner-up finish in '89.    As a coach, Potter trained and mentored alongside legendary Coach Herb Brooks.  His coaching experience includes MN High School, NCAA (Minnesota-Duluth), NHL (San Jose Sharks) and IIHL levels  (Team USA , Team Solvakia & Team Iceland). 

Coach Jenny Potter brings 26 years of hockey experience to the Jr. Gamblers organization as a player, coach/consultant and administrator.  As a player, Potter remains one of the most highly decorated ice hockey players in US history.  As a member of Team USA, Coach Potter earned a gold medal in the 1998 Olympic Games, silver medals in 2002 and 2010, and a bronze medal in 2006.  As a coach/consultant, Potter has completed successful head coaching tenures in the MSHSL (MN high school), NCAA (Trinity College and The Ohio State University) and IIHF (USA Hockey/USNDP Program/Team USA, The Slovakian Ice Hockey Federation/Team Slovakia and Ice Hockey Iceland/Team Iceland).  Giving back to the game she loves so much continues to be a focus for Potter; training and developing future champions at the youth, NCAA, IIHF/Olympians and NHL level, and as a director for USA Hockey.  

Further information regarding Rob and Jenny Potters background can be found here



Congratulations to our very own Jenny Potter! US Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020!

Jenny Potter named to the US Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020!

Read the story HERE!

Congratulations, Jenny!


Rafalski Named Director of Player Development

The NorthEast Wisconsin Hockey Association is pleased to announced Brian Rafalski has been named the organization's Director of Player Development.      

Brian Rafalski Joins Jr Gambler Organization

We would like to welcome 3 time Stanley Cup champion, 3 time Olympian and 2014 United States Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Brian Rafalski and his family  to the Jr Gambler organization.  Prior to joining the Jr Gamblers, Brian coached AAA youth hockey the last four seasons for the Florida Alliance were his teams finished first nationally for the 2013 and 2014 seasons and 3rd nationally for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.