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Gladiators begin 2016 second in ECHL South Division

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Derek Nesbitt (17) has 28 points to lead the Gladiators in scoring after 31 games. Image courtesy Atlanta Gladiators/Dale Zanine.    

The Atlanta Gladiators begin 2016 in second place in the South Division of the ECHL after posting a 9-3-1 mark in December action. The 19 point month improved the Gladiators season total to 40 (19-10-2), placing them No. 4 in the 14 team Eastern Conference.

TOP SCORERS

Derek Nesbitt began December as the leading scorer for Atlanta and, after adding 10 to his total during the month, the 33-year old finished the month still leading the Glads in points with 28 (15G, 3A). With 22 points each, Thomas Frazee (5G, 17A) and Gary Nunn (5G, 17A) are the only other skaters on the roster with 20+ points. Brock Higgs (18) and Tyler Murovich (17) are next closest to the 20 point mark while six other skaters have double-digit point totals s after 31 games.

GOALIES

Atlanta has started three different goalies this season, but Andy Iles (3-2-0) now plays for the Brampton Beast leaving Kent Patterson (10-3-1) and Matt Ginn (6-5-1) sharing time between the pipes.

Patterson was 7-0-1 in eight starts last month while Ginn was 2-3-0 in five starts. The 27-year old Patterson has a 2.88 Goals Against Average (GAA) in 14 games (812 Minutes) while Ginn, a rookie, has a 3.23 GAA in 12 games (705 Minutes).

Atlanta will play 14 games in January, 11 of which will be at home.

Home games are in red.

1/2 @ Norfolk

1/6 vs. Cincinnati

1/8 vs. Alaska

1/10 vs. Alaska

1/12 vs. Alaska

1/15 vs. South Carolina

1/16 vs. Greenville

1/18 vs. Greenville

1/22 @ South Carolina

1/23 vs. Evansville

1/24 @Greenville

1/29 vs. Idaho

1/30 vs. Idaho

1/31 vs. Idaho

The Gladiators play home games at the 11,355-seat Arena at Infinite Energy Arena (formerly the Arena at Gwinnett Center) which is located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Parking is always free.

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