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Monday, 23 October 2017 10:23

Atlanta Gladiators Weekly: Week 2

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The Atlanta Gladiators (0-4-0-0, 0 Points) opened the 15th anniversary home schedule at the Infinite Energy Arena on Friday, October 20 against the same Florida Everblades (4-0-0-0, 8 Points) club that hung a pair of road losses on Atlanta on the opening weekend of the 2017 ECHL season just a week prior. The Gladiators were looking to even the mark with the Blades on the second weekend of the season, but Florida headed back home with two more wins after Atlanta fell by a 4-2 count on Friday and a 5-1 final on Saturday.

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Atlanta Gladiators 2017 Weekly: Week 1

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With the end of the Atlanta Gladiators 2017 training camp coming on Wednesday, roster activity has increased dramatically over the last few days. The camp concludes with an open session at the Duluth Ice Forum that will begin at 10:00 a.m. The 15th anniversary season kicks off at the Infinite Energy Arena on Friday, October 20 when the Florida Everblades visit.

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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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With 27 games remaining in the ECHL regular season, Atlanta Captain Derek Nesbitt (17) leads Gladiator scorers with 40 points. Image courtesy Atlanta Gladiators/Dale Zanine.     

The Atlanta Gladiators begin February in second place in the South Division of the ECHL after posting a 6-7-0-1 mark during January action. The 13 point month improved the Gladiators season total to 53 (25-17-2-1), placing them No. 5 in the 14 team Eastern Conference with 27 games remaining in the regular season.

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Team Captain Derek Nesbitt (17) leads Atlanta in points with 18 after 18 games played. Image courtesy Atlanta Gladiators/ Dale Zanine.

The Atlanta Gladiators are tied for third in the five team South Division of the Eastern Conference after two months of the 2015-2016 ECHL season. The Gladiators are in a three-way tie for seventh place in the conference after posting a 10-7-1 (21 points) mark in their first 18 games heading to December.

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Mike Merriefield and the Atlanta Gladiators beat the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Friday night in ECHL Week 3 action. Image courtesy Atlanta Gladiators/DaleZanine

The Atlanta Gladiators defeated the Greenville Swamp Rabbits by a 3-2 count in their only game in ECHL Week 3, and are now 3-2-1 (7 points) after six games played. Atlanta is currently third in the South Division which is in the Eastern Conference of the premier “AA” hockey league. There are five teams in the conference.

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Gladiators goalie Andy Iles (30) went 1-1 in back-to-back starts against the Everblades in ECHL Week 2 action. Image courtesy Atlanta Gladiators/Dale Zanine.   

The Atlanta Gladiators won two of the three games they played in Week 2 of the ECHL regular season schedule, including the home opener, and are 2-2-1 (5 points) after five games played. The Gladiators are fourth in the South Division of the Eastern Conference of the premier “AA” hockey league.

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Tyler Murovich (pictured in action last season) scored the first goal of the new season for Atlanta, his 29th as a Gladiator. Image courtesy Atlanta Gladiators/Dale Zanine.  

The Atlanta Gladiators opened their 13th season with a pair of road losses against the Florida Everblades in Estero at Germain Arena in a Friday/Saturday opening ECHL weekend. Atlanta lost the Friday game 4-3 in overtime and then dropped the Saturday contest by a 6-1 count.

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The Atlanta Gladiators traveled to Charleston on Saturday to play the South Carolina Stingrays and then hosted the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at the Infinite Energy Center (formerly The Arena at Gwinnett Center) on Sunday in final preparation for the opening of the club’s 13th season as members of the ECHL.

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The Atlanta Gladiators opened their 2015-16 training camp on Saturday in preparation for the coming season. The two week camp is being held at the Duluth Ice Forum, the club’s official practice facility, and is open to the public free of charge.

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