|We Want You At The Puck Drop!
School's out for summer...and no one is more excited about that fact than the Gladiators! But before you beat a path down to the shores (beware the alligators) there's a little bit of unfinished business here at home.
Considering that the days for the Gladiators three Kelly Cup Finals home games are a Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the team is deviating from the normal start times to allow fans a chance to attend all three games. (Yes, it's that important!)
Monday being Memorial Day, the Gladiators incorporated the holiday into their plans, opting for a 5:05 start time. Which, when calculated, still leaves you plenty of quality lake time. On Wednesday and Thursday, the organization moved the puck drop back to 7:35 to allow fans the chance to spend some quality time in rush hour without worrying about missing the game.
Kelly Cup vs. Alaska Aces
Game 3: Mon, 5/29 @ Gwinnett, 5:05 PM
Game 4: Wed, 5/31 @ Gwinnett, 7:35 PM
Game 5: Thu, 6/1 @ Gwinnett, 7:35 PM*
Game 6: Sat, 6/3 @ Alaska, 11:15 PM*
Game 7: Sun, 6/4 @ Alaska, 11:15 PM*
* if necessary
Photo by Dale Zanine
What will it be this time?
You were first in line to get the original 2006 Kelly Cup Playoff shirt. You marveled at the color of the Cardiac Kids tee on your way to the register. You RAN...yes, ran...to get the Mohawk Nation shirt. Now, with one final series left in this unbelievable playoff run, the Gladiators Merchandise Department presents one last piece in the Mohawk Collection.
Stop by the Merchandise Store Monday night to purchase the new shirt...as well as Kelly Cup Finals Dueling Pucks, American Conference Champs tees, and restocks on all the rest of the postseason collection. You can also take the chance to pre-order your Kelly Cup Champions shirts, designed by RBK.
NHL Acknowledges Gladiators Travel Woes
NHL.com has a regular feature on its website dedicated exclusively to the ECHL. This week, the page features a story written by John McGourty. The update examines what extreme measures were taken to ensure the team could make it to Alaska in time for Game 1.
In the feature, McGourty writes :
The Gwinnett Gladiators first-game loss to the Alaska Aces in Anchorage in the Kelly Cup finals was surprising ... and not surprising.
Click here to read the story in its entirety.