Special teams: The Phantoms skated off two penalties in the first period. Green Bay was not penalized. In the two games at the Covelli Centre, Green Bay went 0-for-8 with the man-advantage while the Phantoms were 1-for-6.
Coach’s thoughts: “We played a good game, a couple of mistakes here and there,” Phantoms coach Anthony Noreen said. “We missed a wide-open net at one end and they come down and score at the other. It was a great hockey game from start to finish, a great series. Bottom line, [Green Bay] is a very good hockey team and we probably won’t see a team as good as that in the USHL for some time. the fact that our guys battled with them and gave them a run for their money is something to be proud of.”
Goal: Mike Ambrosia, the Phantoms’ captain and regular-season leading scorer, beat Green Bay goaltender Ryan McKay just 95 seconds into Game 4. Sam Anas, who struggled on Tuesday, set up the goal. “I talked to Sam Anas at 11:30 last night when I was watching video and I told him that he was going to have a big night for us,” Noreen said. “It was maybe the best game he played for us, a big turnaround.”
Blonde ambition: The Gamblers are sporting bleached hair and a few mohawks for the postseason. “It’s paid off the last four years, so we just are keeping it going,” forward Alex Broadhurst said.