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Gladiators open December third in ECHL South

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The Atlanta Gladiators (11-8-1-1, 24 Points) head to the third month of the ECHL season in a tie for third place with the South Carolina Stingrays (10-4-3-1, 24 Points) in the South Division. Both Atlanta and South Carolina trail the Florida Everblades (16-2-1-2, 35 Points) and the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (12-7-2-0, 26 Points). The Orlando Solar Bears (8-10-3-0, 19 Points), Norfolk Admirals (7-13-0-1, 15 Points) and Jacksonville Icemen (4-11-2-1, 11 Points) round out the standings.

Gladiator Stat Leaders (As of December 3)

After 21 games, Phil Lane (F) leads the club in points with 20 (12 G, 8 A) followed by Brady Vail (F) and Lindsay Sparks (F), both with 17 points. Vail, who was acquired from Norfolk earlier in the season, has 7 goals and 10 assists on the season while Sparks has 3 goals and a team best 14 assists. Alex Gacek leads the Gladiators in goals (8) and has 15 points.

Dan Vladar (5-4-1-1) has established himself as the No.1 man between the pipes for Atlanta having logged 623 minutes in 11 games played. The 20-year old native of the Czech Republic has a 2.79 Goals Against Average and a Save % of 0.915.

ECHL Stat Leaders (As of December 3)

Caleb Herbert (F/Greenville Swamp Rabbits) leads the league in points with 33 (15 G, 8A) followed by teammate Allan McPherson (C) with 28 points (9G, 19A). Lane is No. 23.

While Joe Cannata (G/Colorado Eagles) has posted the best GAA (2.10) and has 7-0-1-0 record, he has played just 8 games (487 minutes). Rookie Charles Williams (G/Manchester Monarchs), who has played 12 games (728 minutes), is putting together an outstanding season that includes an 8-3-1-0 mark with a 2.14 GAA and a SAV% of .933, both second best in the ECHL. Another rookie, Etieene Marcoux of the Indy Fuel, has the best SAV% at .935. Vladar holds the No. 15 ranking between the pipes.   

While Atlanta is in the middle of the 28-team league in attendance, averaging 3,360 per contest, the Glads have the third-lowest % of capacity because the Infinite Energy Arena is the third-largest arena in the ECHL. The home of the Gladiators seats 10,867, larger than all other league venues except for Tulsa (17,096) and Wichita (13,000).

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