Gladiators to Hold Player Meet and Greet Announce Opening Night Roster

Ten Forwards, Seven Defenders and Two Goalies Round Out Atlanta’s Lineup for the Start of the 2018-19 Season

The Atlanta Gladiators announced today that the team will host a player meet and greet for fans at Uncle Jack’s Meat House on Wednesday, October 17thfrom 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Uncle Jack’s Meat House, located just outside the Infinite Energy Arena parking lot at 6590 Sugarloaf Parkway, will have all the players and coaches of the Gladiators available for autographs, pictures and mingling for the general public from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on October 17th.  There is no charge and everyone is welcome to attend and meet their favorite Glads players.

Uncle Jack’s Meat House in Duluth, GA marks the debut of a new Uncle Jack’s brand tailored to today’s interest in natural, organic and sustainable ingredients.  Originally starting in New York, Uncle Jack’s offers a one-of-a-kind and unrivaled American Bar and Grill style experience. Learn more at

The 16th season of Atlanta Gladiators hockey begins at the Infinite Energy Arena on Friday, October 19th against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at 7:35 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.

2018-2019 Opening Night Roster

F: Derek Nesbitt     F: Nolan LaPorte     F: Branden Troock

F: Tyler Moy *     F: Carl Persson *     F: Brett McKenzie *

F: Darby Llewellyn     F: Tyler Deresky     F: Alex Overhardt *

F: Matt Lane *     F: Luke Sandler     F: Justin MacDonald

D: Kevin Montgomery     D: Vytal Cote     D: Joel Messner *

D: Olivier Galipeau *     D: Jack Stander     D: Zach Malatesta

D: Ben Danford

G: Sean Bonar     G: Miroslav Svoboda *

*Signifies players who are in Atlanta on an AHL or NHL contracts.

The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation’s premier “AA” hockey league. All home games are played at the 10,867-seat Infinite Energy Arena, 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.

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