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Monday, 13 November 2017 12:00

Atlanta Gladiators 2017: Week of November 13


The Atlanta Gladiators (7-4-0-1, 15 Points) continued their winning ways last week, running their win streak to four games with a win against Norfolk (5-4), and two against South Carolina (3-2, 2-1). Even more impressive is that all were on the road, and all were decided in OT.

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QB Dakota Hughes (18) will lead Atlanta against Chicago on the final week of the LFL 2016 regular season. Image courtesy Tony Villatoro/Toro Photo.

The Atlanta Steam (1-1-1) will be on the road to take on the Chicago Bliss (2-1-0) on the final weekend of the 2016 Legends Football League regular season, also known as the Lingerie Football League, in a game that is critical to the Atlanta franchise.

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Atlanta is one of four LFL teams that hosted open tryouts in December that saw nearly 300 athletes audition for an invitation to training camp. The remaining tryouts are set for January.        

The Legends Football League, also known as the Lingerie Football League, held open tryouts in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Atlanta on Saturday, December 12 and results suggest that the 2016 season will be one of the most competitive in the history of the LFL.

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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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The Steam team that meets at midfield ahead of the 2016 season opener will look very different than the one that gathered ahead of the 2015 season opener.

After announcing the newest franchise to join the league on Tuesday (New England Liberty), the Legends Football League released their 2016 schedule on Wednesday, revealing opening night is set for Saturday, April 9 with the Austin Acoustic and Seattle Mist meeting.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015 13:28

Gladiators go 3-0 in Week 4 ECHL action

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Gladiator Captain Derek Nesbitt (17) is among the ECHL points leaders with 11 (7 goals, 4 assists). Image courtesy Atlanta Gladiators/Dale Zanine.

The Atlanta Gladiators went on the road and swept the Idaho Steelheads in a three-game series to extend their win streak to five games. The Gladiators are now 6-2-1 (13 points) after nine games, good for second in the five-team South Division of the Eastern Conference of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league.

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Steam QB Dakota Hughes is one of seven Atlanta players that will be plaing in the LFL ALl-Fantasy Game.

The Atlanta Steam will be represented by seven players in the Legends Football League All-Fantasy Game after four additional players were named to join QB Dakota Hughes, SS Adrian Purnell and FS Lauran Ziegler, announced as starters in October, as Eastern Conference members.

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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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