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Atlanta Gladiators go 0-3 in ECHL weekend action

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Atlanta lost back-to-back games against Greenville on Saturday and Sunday as part of an 0-3 start to March. Image courtesy Brian Kirk.   

The Atlanta Gladiators began March with 4-2 home loss to the South Carolina Stingrays on Friday night which was followed by back-to-back losses to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in a home-and-home set on Saturday and Sunday. The Gladiators were outscored by the Rabbits 10-2 (6-1, 4-1) in the two game set.

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Gladiator goalie Kent Patterson (35) had a tough start to the month that included taking all three losses on the first weekend of March. Image courtesy Brian Kirk.

Despite the 0-3 start to the final full month of the ECHL season, Atlanta remains third in the South Division. The Gladiators (29-22-5-2/65 points) trail the Florida Everblades (36-19-0-2/74 points) and the Stingrays (33-18-5-2/73) while leading the Swamp Rabbits (26-24-7-0/59) and Orlando Solar Bears (25-23-3-5/58 points).

Atlanta is No. 6 in the 14 team Eastern Conference with 14 games remaining in the regular season-half of which will be at home. Eight teams from the conference will advance to the opening round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

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Thomas Frazee (16) is one of three Glads with 40 or more points this season. Frazee trails Derek Nesbitt (50) and Gary Nunn (44). Image courtesy Brian Kirk.


Derek Nesbitt is the leading scorer on the club with 50 points (24G, 26A) this season. Gary Nunn (44 points/11G, 33A) and Thomas Frazee (40 points/12G, 28A) are the only other skaters on the roster with 40+ points.


With 1641 minutes, Kent Patterson (14-10-3-1) has seen the most time between the pipes for Atlanta followed by Matt Ginn (12-10-2-1) with 1491. Brad Barone (0-0-0-0) has logged 36 minutes in one appearance. Andy Iles (3-2-0-0) logged 360 minutes with the Glads before going to the Brampton Beast (0-1-0-1). He is now with the Cincinnati Cyclones (13-5-0-0). Ginn, a 24-year old rookie, has a Goals against Average (GAA) of 2.82 while Patterson, a 27-year old veteran, has a 2.92.

Atlanta remaining schedule for March with home games in red.

3/10 vs. Florida

3/11 @ South Carolina

3/12 @ South Carolina

3/18 @ Greenville

3/19 vs. Greenville

3/20 vs. Florida

3/24 vs. South Carolina

3/26 vs. South Carolina

3/29 @ South Carolina

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

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After six seasons covering pro sports as a credentialed writer/photogrpaher in the Atlanta area, Mike began covering Gwinnett County High School sports in 2013 which led to the launch of GSR is a site that highlights prep and youth sports in Gwinnett County. While baseball. basketball, and football receive the majority of the attention, GSR will include updates and news on a variety of sports across the county.

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