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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 19:54

Ginn Assigned to Gladiators from AHL Providence

Goaltender Returns to Atlanta After Seeing Action with Providence Bruins

Matt Ginn, who spent time with Atlanta during the team's Training Camp earlier this month, has be re-assigned to the Gladiators by the AHL's Providence Bruins.

While with the Providence Bruins, the goaltender made one start, a 3-1 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Ginn was assigned to the Gladiators on October 4th, in the midst of camp, before being recalled to Providence on October 9th. The Ontario native also spent time in the ECHL last season, joining the Florida Everblades after completing his collegiate career with Holy Cross College. While with Florida, Ginn registered a 5-1-1 record with a .932 save percentage and 2.12 GAA.

In a separate transaction, the Gladiators announced today that they have traded forward Todd Fiddler to the Wichita Thunder in exchange for future considerations. In five games with Atlanta, Fiddler had one goal and one assist for two total points and a -3 plus/minus rating.

The Atlanta Gladiators 13th season is now underway at The Arena at Infinite Energy Center. Join the Gladiators for their next home game on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:05 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at http://www.atlantagladiators.com/ or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.

The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation’s premier "AA" hockey league. All home games are played at the 11,355-seat Arena at Infinite Energy Center, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth – where parking is always free. The Gladiators have established an unrivaled commitment to excellence, maintaining a distinctive reputation for affordable and family-friendly sports entertainment and consistently ranked as one of the top “Things To Do” in the Atlanta area and across the North Georgia region.

For all the latest team news, contests, and more visit AtlantaGladiators.com, or “like” the Gladiators on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AtlantaGladiators), follow the team on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ATLGladiators), Instagram (www.instagram.com/atlgladiators) or Snapchat (http://www.snapchat.com/) at "gladshockey".  

 

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The game’s first goal was scored by Atlanta with just over two minutes gone by in the game.

Garry Nunn worked the puck up to the top of the left circle, faked a shot and then slid to the middle and whistled the puck through traffic past the screened Everblades goaltender, Anthony Peters. Thomas Frazee and Zach Yuen both received assists on Nunn’s first goal of the season.

The Everblades quickly answered back with a powerplay goal 4:40 into the opening period. After some quick passing on the right side, a Branden O’Donnell blind pass out front led to an easy tap-in score for Kevin Lynch for the Everblades’ first goal of the contest. Matt Marquardt tallied a point with the secondary assist which gave him his seventh point of the season to increase his league lead in that category.

Todd Fiddler retook the lead for the Gladiators with help from the Nathan Condon who raced down the center of the ice off and received a seam pass from Derek Nesbitt creating a two-on-one for the Gladiators. Condon drew the defender to him and slid the puck to Fiddler who buried it into the back of the net on the one-timer to take the 2-1 lead into the first intermission.

After a scoreless second period, the Gladiators increased their lead to 3-1 early in the third stemming from the speed of Condon down the middle of the ice. The product of the University of Minnesota blazed his way past the Everblades defenders finding the captain, Nesbitt, in the slot for a wide-open back door goal at 3:06 of the third period. Nunn, who tallied the secondary assist, and Nesbitt notched their second points of the evening on the play.

Mike Aviani narrowed the gap to make it a one-goal game with exactly five minutes left in the third period. The North Vancouver, BC native tapped in the rebound after Gabriel Desjardins fed Mark Nemec, whose initial shot was saved by Atlanta’s goaltender Andy Iles. The goal was the second notch for Aviani on the year.

Kevin Albers sealed the win for the Gladiators with a late, empty-net goal from inside his own blue line. With the win, the Gladiators recorded their first victory of the season and improved their record to 1-1-1 for a total of three points on the young campaign. The Everblades fall to 3-1-0 on the year and stay at six points after four games played.

Up Next:

The same two teams face-off again at the Arena at Infinite Energy Center tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. as they meet each other for the fourth time this season. 

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Saturday, 24 October 2015 07:03

Gladiators Fall to Everblades

Gladiators Fall to Everblades 4-1

The first period was set to end scoreless until Everblades’ defensemen Kevin Montgomery blasted a long-range shot through Gladiators goaltender Andy Iles. The goal came with only seven seconds remaining in the period and during Florida’s second powerplay opportunity of the game. The Rochester, NY native tallied his second goal and fourth point on the year.

The Everblades increased their lead to 2-0 at the 11:02 mark of the second period as tick-tack-toe passing culminated with a one-time slap shot off the stick of Matt Marquardt for his third goal of the season. The score also accounted for the second powerplay goal for Florida on the evening.  Brendan O’Donnell improved his position as the leagues leader in assists as he now has seven, while Montgomery earned his third helper of the year on the play and second point in the game.

Down two goals to start the third period, the Gladiators found themselves in a favorable situation as Everblades forward Gabriel Desjardins was ejected for slew-footing, giving Atlanta a five-minute power play only 2:07 into the third period. The Gladiators, now with a two-man advantage, capitalized on the 5-on-3 powerplay as Garry Nunn teed up a perfect one-time shot for Dereck Nesbitt who drilled into the back of the net to cut the deficit to one with 14:25 left in the game. The tally was the second goal of the year for the Gladiator captain.

Florida reclaimed their two-goal lead on a third powerplay goal at the 9:55 mark of the third period. Ethan Werek passed to an open Corey Syvret who powered a backdoor slap shot past Iles. The goal was the first on the season for the Millgrove, ON native and his third point of the campaign.

The Everblades would seal the game with an empty-net goal by Evan Bloodoff to take a 4-1 advantage with less than a minute left in the contest. Mike Aviani earned the secondary assist and Marquardt got the primary helper on the goal, his second point of the game which increased his league lead in points to nine. The Gladiators fell to 1-2-1 with the loss on the season while Florida improved to 4-1-0 and eight points to remain atop the Eastern Conference.

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Atlanta will next travel to Charleston, SC to take on the South Carolina Stingrays tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m.

 

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