ECHL Update 11/10

News and Scores around the ECHL

The Atlanta Gladiators announced on Saturday that goaltender Sean Bonar has signed a professional try-out contract with the Providence Bruins of the AHL and former Glad goalie, Dan Vladar has been recalled to the NHL’s Boston Bruins.

Bonar, 27, heads to the AHL for the first time in his five-year pro career. The Delta, BC native attended training camp with the P-Bruins and appeared in two preseason games. The former SPHL MVP has played three games for the Gladiators this season and has accrued a 3.37 goals-against average. Last season, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound goalie amassed a record of 13-10-1 with a 2.69 goals-against average and .920 save percentage.

Vladar, 21, heads to the NHL for the first time in his career. The former third round draft pick (75th overall) by Boston in 2015 has spent the majority of the last two seasons with the Gladiators. During the 2017-18 campaign with Atlanta, the Czech Republic native set career highs in goals-against average (2.96) and save percentage (.911).  If Vladar sees any game action for the Bruins during his recall, he will become the 21st former Gladiator to appear in a NHL game.

 The Atlanta Gladiators have announced full details for the team’s first ever Nickelodeon Takeover Night on Saturday, November 17th at 7:35 pm.

As part of the league-wide partnership with Nickelodeon, the Gladiators are hosting Nickelodeon Takeover Night on Saturday, November 17th at the Infinite Energy Arena vs. the Florida Everblades.  Although other Nickelodeon-inspired elements will be taking place on this evening, the main theme for the night will be the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Two of the Ninja Turtles from the popular Nickelodeon movies, comics and shows will be at the game, joining in on all the in-game elements and interacting with fans.  The Gladiators will wear Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle jerseys on the ice during the game.  The jerseys will be auctioned after the contest with the proceeds going to the P4 Foundation as part of Hockey Fights Cancer Weekend.

For those looking for an even more exclusive chance to interact with the Turtles, the Gladiators will have a pre-game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meet and greet in the attack zone party area.  Fans can get exclusive access from 5:30-630 pm to meet the turtles, get pictures and have a TMNT-inspired food with the Ninja Turtles. CLICK HERE for the full menu, pricing and details on the pre-game meet and greet event.

Tickets for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Night can be purchased at the Infinite Energy Arena Box Office or by calling 770-497-5100.

The Jacksonville Icemen, proud affiliate of the NHL Winnipeg Jets and AHL Manitoba Moose, today announced the team has traded the rights of goaltender Austin Lotz to the Reading Royals for future considerations.

Lotz, 23, played 42 games for the Icemen last season averaging 3.02 goals-against and a .891 save percentage. He previously played two games for Reading in the 2016-2017 campaign with a 2.50 GAA and .919 SVS%.

The Icemen complete a two-game road set tonight in Estero at 7:00 p.m. ET. The team returns home for a Veterans Day matinee against the Norfolk Admirals at 2:00 p.m. on Monday.

Though Jacksonville scored first and held Florida scoreless for 40 minutes, the ‘Blades capitalized on two man-advantages in the penalty-riddled final frame. The Everblades tallied three unanswered goals in the third period to hand the Icemen their second consecutive road loss of the week. The Icemen will look to bounce back tomorrow in Estero, their fourth game in five days

The Gladiators traveled to Norfolk for their third straight game against the Admirals.  Hindered by a slow start that put the Glads in a hole, Atlanta was unable to comeback and overcome the Admirals and took the 4-1 loss Friday night.

Norfolk was awarded a two-man power play early in the game and took full advantage and scored the contest’s first goal.  After some quick passing around the Glads’ zone, Kevin Klima found Derek Angeli open on the back-post. The forward scored his first goal of the season with a one-timer past Atlanta goalie, Colton Phinney.

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