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Funds Help Secure New Tech
Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Gwinnett Gladiators recently stopped by McKendree Elementary to present the school with a check for $512. The school earned the money when the chorus performed the National Anthem prior to the January 11 game versus Fort Wayne. According to Dr. Loretta Denmark, school principal, the funds raised will be used to help purchase new technology for the school.

If your school, athletic organization or other non-profit is interested in finding out more about the Gladiators fundraising program, sponsored by Peggy Slappey Properties, please contact the Gladiators front office at 770-497-5100.



Lee Shuffles Back to Portland
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Gladiators, announced that goaltender Mike Lee has been recalled to Portland on Wednesday.

Lee, 24, played in 17 games with the Gladiators this season, picking up four wins, a 3.54 goals-against average, and a .895 save percentage. Of those four wins, Lee picked up three wins in his last five starts. In those wins, Lee registered a .931 save percentage, and a 1.94 GAA.

This will be Lee’s third call-up to the AHL this year. In two previous appearances with the Pirates this season, the Roseau, Minnesota native had a 3.41 GAA and a .848 save percentage. His best season with Portland came in 2012-13, when he appeared in 16 games, winning nine of them, with a 2.72 GAA and a .915 SV%.

This is Lee’s third professional season after being drafted by the Arizona Coyotes in the third round (91st overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation’s premier "AA" hockey league, and are affiliated with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL. All home games are played at the 11,355-seat Arena at Gwinnett Center, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth - where parking is always free.

As Atlanta’s "One and Only" professional hockey team, the Gladiators have established an extraordinary winning tradition and unrivaled commitment to excellence, maintaining a distinctive reputation for affordable and family-friendly sports entertainment. The Gladiators are consistently ranked as one of the top "Things To Do" in the Atlanta area and across the North Georgia region.

For all the latest team news, contests, and more visit GwinnettGladiators.com, or "like" the Gladiators on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GwinnettGladiators), and follow the team on Twitter (www.twitter.com/GWTGladiators).



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Kids Club Wraps Up Their Year
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Members of the Maximus Kids Club and a handful of Gladiators players recently took over the Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center in Lawrenceville to enjoy an afternoon filled with bowling and video games! Everyone’s favorite lovable lion was joined by Tyler Murovich, Zach Sarig, Kevin Albers, Tyler Shiplo, Justin Buzzeo, and Dan O’Donoghue to celebrate Easter with a few of their closest, tiniest fans. Those in attendance also had a chance to win Gladiators prizes or Stars and Strikes gift cards. The list of winners included the following:

MC Fountain
Lorene Camp
Nicholas Parra
Max Mitchell
Drew Fountain
Madison Camp

Thanks to all the members of the Maximus Kids Club for joining us at the events this season and we look forward to seeing you again for another season of fun in the fall. If your child is between the ages of two and 12 and would like to join the Maximus Kids club please contact Chris Leverett, Kids Club Director, at 770-497-5107. Registrations will begin online in about a month.


Gladiators Season in Review
Monday, April 13, 2015

The Gladiators (20-45-3-4) closed out the 2014-15 season with a 5-1 loss in Greenville on Saturday, but that score belies the fact that the Gladiators were playing their best hockey with a revamped roster down the stretch. The team had picked up at least a point in three of their final five games. Eight of the final 12 games of the season were determined by just one goal. And entering Saturday night’s game, the Gladiators special teams were clicking; the power play had converted in nine of the previous 11 games (10/38, a 26.3% rate), and the team had killed 14 of their last 16 penalties over a six-game stretch (87.5% rate).

Looking Back - Notable Games

Friday, October 24th - Wheeling 0, Gwinnett 5 - Glads Get Shutout in Home Debut
The Gladiators came out firing on all cylinders, shutting down the Wheeling Nailers 5-0 in front of a crowd of 4,885 in their home opener at The Arena at Gwinnett Center. Mark Guggenberger was a perfect 25-for-25 in net for the shutout. Casey Pierro-Zabotel had two goals in the game, while Brenden Walker came away with three assists. Eight Gladiators came away with points, while three had multiple points (Eric Springer being the other).

Wednesday, October 29th - Orlando 4, Gwinnett 5 (OT) - Overtime Win #1
At 12:22 of the third period, Jordon Southorn, making his Gwinnett debut, scored his first of the season to give the Gladiators a 4-2 lead. However, the Solar Bears fought back hard, and Gleason Fournier scored two quick goals in the waning minutes of the third period at 15:26 and 19:22. In the extra frame, it was Southorn who ended the night with just 50.9 seconds remaining in overtime, tucking in his step-up wrister just underneath the crossbar.

Saturday, November 8th - Florida 2, Gwinnett 3 - Three Unanswered Goals Lead to Win
With the Gladiators trailing 2-0 late in the second, Garry Nunn started the comeback with a rocket one-timer through the slot, off the stick of Marshall Everson, and past Daniel Altshuller at 14:52. Just minutes later, the Gladiators tied-up the game at 17:50 after J.P. Labardo received the puck just above the slot from Anthony Perdicaro. On a brilliant spin move, Labardo sent a bullet into the net. Gwinnett took the lead in the third period off a misplay in the neutral zone. Casey Pierro-Zabotel picked the puck off of an Everblades player, and threaded the pass off to a wide-open Brenden Walker just outside the far side of crease, and he buried the winning goal into the net under the crossbar.

Sunday, November 9th - Gwinnett 4, South Carolina 2 - Greg Carey Puts on a Power Display
Greg Carey supplied the only offense the Gladiators needed as the rookie put up his first four ECHL goals in one game. Carey achieved the natural hat trick at 3:13 of the third period, and then added the empty net insurance goal at 19:17. He became just the fourth Gladiator to achieve either the natural hat trick or the four-goal game, and just the second in team history to do both in the same game.

Tuesday, December 9th - Gwinnett 4, Toledo 3 (OT) - Overtime Win #2 in Brandt’s Coaching Debut
It took 24 seconds of overtime for the Gladiators’ #24 to seal Gwinnett’s victory against the Toledo Walleye in the head coaching debut of Andy Brandt, Tuesday night in Toledo. Bobby Hughes nailed a goal and an assist in his return to action in over a month-and-a-half, and Tristin Llewellyn also tallied a goal and assist in Gwinnett’s 4-3 OT win.

Friday, January 2nd - Elmira 0, Gwinnett 4 - Domingue Picks Up the Shutout
The Gladiators opened the New Year with a dominating win, as well as their second shutout of the season, beating the Elmira Jackals, 4-0. Louis Domingue recorded a shutout, while Casey Pierro-Zabotel and Garry Nunn both tallied a goal and an assist. Domingue would go on to make his NHL debut at the end of the month for the Arizona Coyotes, becoming the first Gladiator in six seasons to play in the NHL in the same season as his time in Gwinnett.

Saturday, January 17th - Gwinnett 7, Florida 2 - Glads Slam the Everblades for Largest Win of the Year
The Gladiators picked up arguably their most impressive win of the season Saturday night in the home arena of one of the best teams in the ECHL, the Florida Everblades, 7-2. Brenden Walker notched two goals, while Sean Berkstresser had a goal and two assists. In all, nine of the Gladiators’ 18 skaters picked up points on the night.

Friday, January 23rd - Florida 5, Gwinnett 7 - Carey’s Second Hat Trick Fuels Gwinnett’s Five-Goal Third
Wearing their extremely popular Flames alternate jerseys for the first time ever, the Gladiators put on quite the show Friday night, defeating the Florida Everblades, 7-5, and for the second time in as many matchups, scored seven goals against the East Division leaders. Greg Carey got his second hat trick of the season as well as an assist, J.P. Labardo scored two goals, and Casey Pierro-Zabotel tallied three assists. Coming into this game, the Gladiators were 0-16-0-1 in games where they trailed going into the third period, but with a five-goal third period spectacle, the home team was able to come back in a big way to win.

Saturday, January 24th - Florida 3, Gwinnett 4 (OT) - OT Win #3, Pierro-Zabotel Grabs GWT’s Second Straight Hat Trick
For the second straight night against the division-leading Florida Everblades, the Gladiators, achieved a hat trick on the way to their 4-3 overtime victory. Casey Pierro-Zabotel got the hat trick and 300th point in the overtime game-winner, Zach Yuen scored a goal in his first game as a Gladiator, and Garry Nunn picked up two assists. It was the second time in Gwinnett history that two Gladiators achieved a hat trick on back-to-back nights.

Sunday, February 22nd - Gwinnett 0, Toledo 12 - Worst Loss in Gladiators History
Four days after the longest bus ride in team history (24 straight hours), and at the tail-end of a three straight one-goal games against two of the better teams in the league - Kalamazoo and Fort Wayne - the Gladiators came out flat Sunday against the Toledo Walleye, posting their worst result in team history, a 12-0 drubbing at the hands of the second-best team in the East. Justin Mercier had a hat trick, along with two assists and a +5 rating, Anthony Luciani had two goals and three assists, Alden Hirschfeld was a +7 on a goal and five assists, and Jeff Lerg posted the 24-save shutout. All but one skater for Toledo posted a plus rating, while every Gladiator had a negative rating.

Saturday, February 28th - Gwinnett 3, Orlando 5 - Madness at the Amway Center
Leading 3-1 late in the second period, the Gladiators had their momentum stunted thanks to two full-ice brawls within a minute of each other. Geoff Paukovich and Scott Tanski got things started with a fight after a save by Mark Guggenberger. The fight escalated to a full-ice scrum, and then as things were calming back down and the referees were sorting out the penalties, goaltender Garret Sparks challenged Mark Guggenberger from across the ice. Before the two could meet, Dyson Stevenson came darting through the zone to meet him and the two engaged in one of the more passionate fights this season. That led to ejections for Stevenson and Sparks, and things weren’t done yet.

A minute later, at 17:10, Brock Montgomery crashed violently into Guggenberger on a save attempt. Montgomery lowered his shoulder through Guggenberger, tackling him to the ice and leading to a second set of brawling. Patrick MacGregor pulled Montgomery back to the boards, while Alexandre Carrier and Carl Nielsen tried to start separate fights to coax Guggenberger into an ejection situation. The Gwinnett goaltender kept his cool, while MacGregor, Carrier, and Nielsen earned ejections for themselves. For starting the fighting and barreling into Guggenberger, Montgomery was punished with two five minute majors and a game misconduct.

In all, 152 penalty minutes were called between the two teams, with Orlando totaling almost two thirds of that - 97 minutes. Six players were ejected for their roles in the fights, four of them being Solar Bears, including Garret Sparks, who was ejected twice, once from the ice, and again for going into the stands to yell at the Gladiators in the third period.

Saturday, March 14th - Gwinnett 0, South Carolina 6 - Stingrays Set ECHL Consecutive Wins Record
The South Carolina Stingrays broke a seven-year-old ECHL record on Saturday night by winning their 18th consecutive game, a 6-0 shutout of the Gladiators, who were skating four players short. Jeff Jakaitis shut out his former team for the third consecutive game with a 21-save performance, while Marcus Perrier scored four goals and added an assist.

Friday, March 27th - Orlando 3, Gwinnett 4 (OT) - Overtime Win #4
Back on the winning side of things, the newly refurbished Gladiators bested the Solar Bears in overtime on Friday night, 4-3. Jeff Silengo scored the winning overtime goal, while Greg Carey tallied a goal and an assist and Mike Merrifield scored his first goal this season. It was the team’s first win after a hectic trading deadline that saw the Gladiators ship out their top four scorers and their starting goaltender in exchange for three players, eight future considerations, and the signing of two players off of waivers and four skaters fresh out of college.

Wednesday, April 8th - Evansville 2, Gwinnett 3 (OT) - Murovich Notches OT Win #5 in Gladiators Home Finale
In their final home game of the season, the Gladiators made a spectacular comeback in front of their home crowd one last time, to take the overtime win against the Evansville IceMen, 3-2. Fan favorite Tyler Murovich scored the game-winning goal and tallied an assist, while Dan O’Donoghue and Mike Merrifield both added goals as the Gladiators scored three unanswered goals in the third and overtime.


Gladiators Leaders
Italics - no longer on Gladiators roster

Gladiators’ Offensive Leaders - Goals
1. Casey Pierro-Zabotel - 23
2. Brenden Walker - 15
2. Greg Carey - 15
4. Garry Nunn - 13
5. Sean Berkstresser, Will MacDonald, J.P. Labardo, Jason Wilson - 10

Gladiators’ Offensive Leaders - Assists
1. Casey Pierro-Zabotel - 37
2. Garry Nunn - 31
3. Brenden Walker - 27
4. Joe Stejskal - 18
5. Zach Yuen - 14

Gladiators’ Offensive Leaders - Points
1. Casey Pierro-Zabotel - 60
2. Garry Nunn - 44
3. Brenden Walker - 42
4. Greg Carey - 27
5. Zach Yuen - 23

Gladiators’ Offensive Leaders - Rookie Scoring
1. Greg Carey - 15/12/27
2. Brock Higgs - 6/12/18
3. J.P. Labardo - 10/7/17
4. Bo Dolan - 4/10/14
5. Nathan Burns - 3/7/10

Gladiators’ Offensive Leaders - +/-
1. Eric Springer - +5
2. Joe Stejskal - +5
3. Bretton Stamler - +4
4. Jordon Southorn - +3
5. Joel Hanley - +2

Gladiators’ Offensive Leaders - PIM
1. Sean Berkstresser - 105
2. Dyson Stevenson - 104
3. Bo Dolan - 91
4. Jason Wilson - 88
5. Patrick MacGregor, Anthony Perdicaro - 72

Gladiators’ Goaltending Leaders - Minutes
1. Mark Guggenberger - 1264
2. Kent Patterson - 1060 (1964, season total)
3. Mike Lee - 999
4. Adam Brown - 838
5. Louis Domingue - 119

Gladiators’ Goaltending Leaders - Wins
1. Mark Guggenberger - 6
2. Adam Brown - 5
3. Kent Patterson - 4 (9, season total)
3. Mike Lee - 4
5. Louis Domingue - 1

Gladiators’ Goaltending Leaders - Shutouts
1. Mark Guggenberger - 1
1. Louis Domingue - 1
1. Kent Patterson - 1 (season total)

Gladiators’ Goaltending Leaders - GAA (Minimum 2 GP)
1. Louis Domingue - 1.01
2. Mark Guggenberger - 3.46
3. Mike Lee - 3.54
4. Kent Patterson - 3.57 (3.36, season total)
5. Adam Brown - 3.58

Gladiators’ Goaltending Leaders - SV% (Minimum 2 GP)
1. Louis Domingue - .958
2. Kent Patterson - .897 (.899, season total)
3. Mike Lee - .893
4. Mark Guggenberger - .893
5. Adam Brown - .892

Glads Notes:

Putting in the Extra Time: Gwinnett’s five overtime victories were second-most in the league this season, only behind the Colorado Eagles, Indy Fuel, and Wichita Thunder (six). It was also the second-most OTW total in team history; only the 2009-10 Gladiators (six) had more.

All-Americans: Twelve players - Mike Lee (POR), Greg Carey (POR), Dan O’Donoghue (POR), Joel Hanley (POR), Louis Domingue (POR), Jordon Southorn (POR), James Melindy (POR), Dyson Stevenson (POR/BRI), Bretton Stamler (HFD), Casey Pierro-Zabotel (NOR), Joe Stejskal (IAW), and Kent Patterson (OKC) - spent time in the AHL this year. In all, the 12 Gladiators AHL players played in 179 AHL games, and missed a total of 285 Gwinnett games.

CPZ, GWT MVP: Casey Pierro-Zabotel had an offensively dominant year for the Gladiators, registering 60 points in just 54 games played. His 23 goals and 37 assists were both tops on the team, and at the time he was traded to the Florida Everblades before the trading deadline, Pierro-Zabotel led all Eastern Conference skaters in scoring. Pierro-Zabotel had two separate six-game point streaks during the season, including a blistering stretch from January 23rd to the 31st when he scored six goals and six assists in six games, achieved his first pro hat trick on January 24th, and was named ECHL Player of the Week.

Lucky Louis: Goaltender Louis Domingue made his NHL debut on January 31st against the Ottawa Senators, and then picked up his first win on February 1st in his first every start in his hometown of Montreal. Domingue became the first Gladiator in six seasons to reach the NHL in the same season as his time in Gwinnett. He would go on to make seven appearances in all for the Coyotes.

Milestones: The following players achieved professional game milestones this season:

• Sean Berkstresser - 400 - Oct. 18th
• Mike Merrifield - 100 - Oct. 25th
• Anthony Perdicaro - 200 - Oct. 29th
• Joe Stejskal - 200 - Nov. 29th
• Eric Springer - 100 - Dec. 26th
• Tristin Llewellyn - 200 - Jan. 8th
• Brenden Walker - 100 - Feb. 15th
• C.J. Chartrain - 100 - Feb. 22nd
• Zach Yuen - 100 - Mar. 8th

Streaks: The longest Gladiators point streaks this season:

• Casey Pierro-Zabotel - six - 12/13 to 12/26, and 1/23 to 1/31
• Garry Nunn - six - 11/8 to 11/21
• Brock Higgs - five - 3/11 to 3/27
• Tristin Llewellyn - four - 12/9 to 12/14
• Greg Carey - four - 3/19 to 3/27
• Zach Yuen - three - 4/04 to 4/11
• Brenden Walker - three - 11/14 to 11/21
• Sean Berkstresser - three - 12/09 to 12/13
• Jordon Southorn - three - 12/17 to 12/21
• Will MacDonald - three - 1/10 to 1/17
• Scott Arnold - three - 3/15 to 3/21
• Tyler Murovich - three - 3/27 to 3/29
• Jeff Silengo - three - 3/27 to 3/29

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GWT Drops Season Finale, 5-1
Saturday, April 11, 2015

GREENVILLE, SC - In their final game of the 2014-15 season, the Gwinnett Gladiators (20-45-3-4) were outpaced by their closest rivals, the Greenville Road Warriors (39-29-1-3) on Saturday night in Greenville. Mike Merrifield scored the lone Gladiators goal on the evening, a shorthanded tally in the third period.

Greenville had two power play opportunities in the first period, and on their second of the game, Anthony Luciani scored his eighth goal of the season against the Gladiators at 12:22, swatting it in from the left circle.

The Gladiators fought back for a better second period, outshooting their first period total of five shots in the first eight minutes of the period. But the Road Warriors only added onto their lead with a Michael St. Croix goal at 15:56. From behind the net, St. Croix threw the puck in off the back of Kent Patterson as the Gwinnett goaltender was facing forward, expecting a one-timer to come from out front.

In the third, former Gladiator Dallas Jackson scored his second goal of the year against his former team at 7:18 for Greenville’s second power play goal of the night. Down 3-0, things boiled over just before the nine minute mark of the period. The Gladiators crashed the Greenville net hard, and in the subsequent scrum around the crease, Jason Missiaen took exception with Sean Berkstresser, and threw two punches at the head of the former Road Warrior captain.

In the end, the Road Warriors received a two minute power play, but the Gladiators were the ones to take advantage. At 11:11, Tyler Murovich led a two-on-one rush into the offensive zone along with Mike Merrifield. Murovich pulled the defender off enough to slide a pass across, and Merrifield buried Gwinnett’s second shorthanded goal of the season.

After that, the Road Warriors tacked on an empty net goal at 18:31, and then scored a controversial goal in literally the last second. Joey Holka quickly entered the zone on a one-on-one rush, sped around the defense, and slipped a backhand shot inside the right post with zeroes on the clock. Despite the goal never getting signaled by the referee and goal light, and the end-of-game horn going off before the puck went in, referee Kenny Anderson decided to let the goal count for a 5-1 final.

The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation’s premier "AA" hockey league, and are affiliated with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL. All home games are played at the 11,355-seat Arena at Gwinnett Center, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth – where parking is always free.

As Atlanta’s “One and Only” professional hockey team, the Gladiators have established an extraordinary winning tradition and unrivaled commitment to excellence, maintaining a distinctive reputation for affordable and family-friendly sports entertainment. The Gladiators are consistently ranked as one of the top “Things To Do” in the Atlanta area and across the North Georgia region.

For all the latest team news, contests, and more visit GwinnettGladiators.com, or “like” the Gladiators on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GwinnettGladiators), and follow the team on Twitter (www.twitter.com/GWTGladiators).



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Forwards Head Back to AHL
Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Gladiators, announced that forwards Greg Carey and Dan O’Donoghue have been recalled to Portland Saturday morning.

Carey, 25, leads the Gladiators in scoring with 27 points on 15 goals and 12 assists in just 30 games played. The Hamilton, Ontario native began the season with the Pirates, and then was assigned to Gwinnett on three separate occasions. Carey also led the team in hat tricks this season with two (Nov. 9th and Jan. 23rd).

For O’Donoghue, 24, this is his third reassignment to Portland this year. In 23 games for the Gladiators, O’Donoghue has four goals and four assists, with two goals coming in the last two games. The native of Port Jefferson, NY has played in 19 games for the Pirates across two season with two penalty minutes to his name.

With Carey and O’Donoghue returning to Portland, Gwinnett only has one affiliated player on the roster to close out the season, goaltender Mike Lee. The Gladiators will wrap up the 2014-15 season with a 7:00 match against the Greenville Road Warriors tonight at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in upstate South Carolina.

The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation’s premier "AA" hockey league, and are affiliated with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL. All home games are played at the 11,355-seat Arena at Gwinnett Center, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth - where parking is always free.

As Atlanta’s "One and Only" professional hockey team, the Gladiators have established an extraordinary winning tradition and unrivaled commitment to excellence, maintaining a distinctive reputation for affordable and family-friendly sports entertainment. The Gladiators are consistently ranked as one of the top "Things To Do" in the Atlanta area and across the North Georgia region.

For all the latest team news, contests, and more visit GwinnettGladiators.com, or "like" the Gladiators on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GwinnettGladiators), and follow the team on Twitter (www.twitter.com/GWTGladiators).



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Merch Sale Wednesday
Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Glads Merch Department is sending the 2014-2015 season off with a bang! Tons of items will be on sale TONIGHT ONLY in the Team Store. The mini sticks and car flags are marked down already, but if you spend $15 with us tonight you’ll receive a mini stick for free! Spend $30 and get a Gladiators Car Flag for free!!

Be sure to stop by the Team Store (located outside of Section 122) to stock up tonight. FULL SEASON TICKET HOLDERS: Don’t forget to stop by and use your playoff credit from 13/14 ... it expires TONIGHT!!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR FLIPAGRAM PAGE AND VIEW ALL OF THE ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE SALE.

*Prices and offers not valid on previous purchases. One free stick or car flag per person.




Glads Get OTW in Home Finale
Wednesday, April 08, 2015

In their final home game of the season, the Gladiators (20-44-3-4) made a spectacular comeback in front of their home crowd one last time, to take the overtime win against the Evansville IceMen (15-47-5-3), 3-2. Tyler Murovich scored the game-winning goal and tallied an assist, while Dan O’Donoghue and Mike Merrifield both grabbed goals for themselves as the Gladiators scored three unanswered goals in the third and overtime.

In a storybook ending, fan-favorite Tyler Murovich scored the overtime goal, to give the Gladiators the victory in their final game on home ice. Murovich snagged the puck at the bottom of the right faceoff circle on a knock from Patrick McEachen, and ripped a shot that appeared to fly through Branden Komm at 2:48 as the home crowd absolutely erupted.

The Gladiators would not have had their memorable ending if it weren’t for their ability to dig out of the 2-0 hole early in the third. At 5:39 of the period, Greg Carey smashed the puck in on net towards Branden Komm on the Gwinnett power play, and Dan O’Donoghue finished the job on the far post.

On a fortunate late power play thanks to Evansville’s second delay of game penalty of the game, the Gladiators relentlessly came at Komm with shots. At 18:32, Tyler Murovich’s attempt in the low slot popped out of the crease as Mike Merrifield bolted in. Merrifield saw his opportunity to rear back and absolutely crush the puck into the net to send the game into overtime.

Back in the first period, the Gladiators could not buy a goal, despite laying heavy pressure on the IceMen. They doubled up Evansville’s shots on goal, 15-to-8, but could not find net even after possessing the puck for the majority of the first twenty minutes.

The game slightly shifted in Evansville’s favor in the second period, as they broke open the scoreless match at 5:22. Justin MacDonald took a quick shot from the slot immediately upon receiving the puck from Chris Rumble on a power play, to put the opposition on the board.

Mark Anthoine made it a two-goal game for the IceMen just as the third period got underway at 2:15. Anthoine found the backdoor from just outside the crease for the forward’s eighth of the season.

The team will now head to Greenville this Saturday to take on Road Warriors at 7:00 p.m. for their final game of the 2014-15 season.

For tickets and schedule information, visit the official team website at www.gwinnettgladiators.com or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.

The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation’s premier "AA" hockey league, and are affiliated with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL. All home games are played at the 11,355-seat Arena at Gwinnett Center, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth – where parking is always free.

As Atlanta’s “One and Only” professional hockey team, the Gladiators have established an extraordinary winning tradition and unrivaled commitment to excellence, maintaining a distinctive reputation for affordable and family-friendly sports entertainment. The Gladiators are consistently ranked as one of the top “Things To Do” in the Atlanta area and across the North Georgia region.

For all the latest team news, contests, and more visit GwinnettGladiators.com, or “like” the Gladiators on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GwinnettGladiators), and follow the team on Twitter (www.twitter.com/GWTGladiators).



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Photo Credit: Dale Zanine



Silent Auction Ends Tomorrow
Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The Gladiators will wrap up their annual Game Worn Jersey Silent Auction at tomorrow night’s game. Final bids must be placed be the end of the 2nd Intermission. Winning bidders not in attendance at Wednesday Night’s game will be contacted at 10:00 AM Thursday Morning and will have 24 hours to respond and pay for their jersey. If they do not respond within 24 hours, the jersey will be released to the next bidder.

UPDATE: Since the start of the auction, the Gladiators have learned that they will need to wear the black jerseys in Greenville for their Saturday, April 11th game. Therefore, winning bidders of jerseys currently NOT being used by a player on the roster will have the chance to take theirs home that night. Winning bidders of jerseys being currently worn will need to wait until after the conclusion of the season to pick up their jersey in the Gladiators Front Office. You will be contacted by a member of the Glads Staff when your jersey is ready for pick-up, which is ESTIMATED to be around Thursday, April 16th. (This is NOT guaranteed. Please wait to be contacted by the Gladiators.)

Bids start at $250 and increase in increments of $25. If, at the end of the silent auction, two bidders are locked in a bidding war, the auction will go live with bidding continuing amongst the two until a winner is determined.

Due to the transient nature of the ECHL, there may be jerseys that go up for bidding at the start of the auction that belong to a certain player who is no longer with the team. If that happens and an incoming college player is assigned his jersey/number, there will NOT be a new bid sheet created for the new player. Bidding will continue on the original sheet/player. The winning bidder for that NUMBER will then have the option of having the original player’s nameplate re-attached after the season, or keeping the new player’s nameplate.

The end-of-season jersey auctions are NOT considered charitable donations.



Saturday was GA Lottery Event
Saturday, April 04, 2015

Want to take the Georgia Lottery Powershot Challenge? Then make sure that you register for the chance to represent your section of the arena at tonight’s game. One lucky fan will win an Apple IPad plus $300 in Georgia Lottery Scratchers. To throw your name in the ring, simply sign up at the Georgia Lottery Information Booth any time before the game and your name could be selected to participate through a random drawing.

Fans that are selected will take to the ice (no skates, of course) during the 1st Intermission where you will take the Georgia Lottery Powershot Challenge and face-off against your fellow contestants to see who has the most accurate hockey shot ability. If you prove that you are the best, not only will you take home the grand prize mentioned above, but every one seated in the sections of the arena that you represent will win one free Georgia Lottery Scratch Off ticket. So, if you think that you have what it takes, be sure to stop by the Georgia Lottery Table on your way to your seats to register. TODAY COULD BE THE DAY!