Let’s Check In on The ECHL
The ECHL is in Full swing this weekend and LockedIN Magazine will be with the Atlanta Gladiators all weekend. Come be a part of mutant mayhem as the Atlanta Gladiators host a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Meet and Greet during Nickelodeon Takeover Night on Saturday, November 17th.
Everett Clark scored the lone goal in the shootout to give the Jacksonville Icemen the 3-2 win over the top-ranked South Division Norfolk Admirals. The Icemen continue their three-game win streak at home while Wacey Rabbit continues his eight-game home point streak.
Jacksonville’s Cam Maclise scored just over one minute into the game, but the fast-start soon fizzled out as Florida piled on three goals in the first period. Tanner Jaillet relieved Mikhail Berdin midway through the second period, stopping 11 of 12 shots. Maclise would score again in the third, but it was too late as Florida handed Jacksonville it’s first back-to-back losses of the season.
Atlanta finished the three-game road trip at the North Charleston Coliseum against the South Carolina Stingrays. The Gladiators got behind quick and were unable to catch up from an early deficient falling to the Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night.
The Atlanta Gladiators announced on Tuesday that defenseman Olivier Galipeau has been recalled to the Providence Bruins of the AHL. Galipeau, 21, heads to the AHL for the first time in his pro career. The Montreal, PQ native attended training camp with the P-Bruins before posting a team-high nine points (3g, 6a) in 11 games for the Gladiators. The rookie D-man also leads Atlanta in power play goals with three. Before turning pro this season, the offensive-defenseman notched 74 points (25g, 54a) in 67 games split between Chicoutimi and Acadie-Bathurst in the QMJHL. Galipeau also added 20 points (5g, 15a) in 20 playoffs games en route to a Memorial Cup Championship with the Titan of Acadie-Bathurst.
The Atlanta Gladiators announced on Monday that the team has signed forward Erick Freschi and Sean Bonar has returned from the AHL’s Providence Bruins. Freschi, 25, joins Atlanta after playing the entire 2017-18 season with the Kansas City Mavericks of the ECHL. The Bloomington, MN native posted 24 points (7g, 17a), 77 penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating in 50 games with the Mavericks last season. The second-year pro skated four full seasons at Cornell University before turning pro. The 5-foot-11, 194-pound forward earned 30 points (9g, 21a) in 126 games for the NCAA’s Big Red. Freschi has arrived in Duluth, GA and will wear #27 for the Glads.
Bonar, 27, returns from the AHL’s P-Bruins after serving as the back-up goalie for their game on Saturday. The Delta, BC native 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.