GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Gamblers turn over their roster almost every year thanks to the developmental nature of the league.
On Monday, the team began building for the 2013-14 season.
The Gamblers picked defenseman, and Wausau native, Adam Parcells with its first pick in the futures draft. Many 16-year-old players who aren't ready for action in the United States Hockey League are picked in the first part of the draft, with the general draft taking place separately. This years general draft will take place on Tuesday.
"You lose so many kids on to college or the professional ranks, we have to build every year, it's not a professional sport where players go five, six, 10 years under contract," said Gamblers head coach Derek Lalonde. "you get a lot of one year kids, so it truly is lifelong and we put everything into it."
The Gamblers lost in the first round of the USHL playoffs this past season. Coach Lalonde and the team are hoping to put together another playoff run in 2013-14.
Area volunteers are making a difference in the community this holiday season. At this time of the year, many people are looking for ways to help their neighbors. The Salvation Army is one of the many places where you can do just that.
For the second year in a row, St. Norbert College could house overflow of homeless people from the St. John the Evangelist shelter in Green Bay.
A memorial fund has been created for a Grand Chute firefighter killed in a weekend car crash.
Appleton police executed a search warrant Thursday in connection with a fatal nightclub shooting.
Capital Credit Union is offering to match donations made to Salvation Army red kettles in the Fox Valley on Friday.
With just two weeks until Christmas, the Postal Service says it's heading into its busiest times. But are folks still sending letters of holiday cheer?