The Green Bay Gamblers open defense of their USHL Clark Cup Playoff championship, hosting the Youngstown Phantoms at the Resch Center for the first two games of the best of five opening round series. Faceoff at the Resch Wendesday and Thursday night is 7:05 PM. Green Bay dominated the league last year in sweeping the Anderson and Clark Cup titles. After a 1-7-2 start, Green Bay climbed to second place in the Eastern Conference. They beat Youngstown in five of six regular season meetings and knocked the Phantoms out of the first round of the playoffs last season in four games. The USHL hasn't had a repeat playoff champion in 19 years.