Weekly Round Up For the ECHL
What a Weekend the ECHL has in store for its Fans. Both the Jacksonville Icemen and the Atlanta Gladiators are at home and that means that LockedIN Magazine will be there!
Let’s kick off the News:
The Gladiators concluded a three-game road trip Sunday afternoon against the Orlando Solar Bears at Amway Center. Sean Bonar made 35 saves to give his team and chance but a lack of offense by the Glads gave Orlando the 2-1 win.
The home team struck first in Atlanta’s fourth Sunday afternoon matinee of the season. It began with a takeaway at the Atlanta blue line. Hunter Fejes sparked the two-on-one break for Orlando. His snap-shot was stopped by goalie Sean Bonar, but the fortunate rebound landed on the blade of Mitch Hults’ stick. He buried a wide open, back-side shot to draw first blood at the 10:36 mark of the first period.
The Atlanta Gladiators announced on Tuesday that they have acquired forward Bo Brauer, from the South Carolina Stingrays, in exchange for future considerations. Brauer, 23, is in his rookie season of professional hockey and has skated in five games for the South Carolina Stingrays thus far. The 6-foot-3, 209-pound forward attended training camp with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves prior to the start of this season. The Edina, MN native played the last four years at the University of Notre Dame and earned 13 points (8g, 5a) in 64 career games for the Irish. Brauer will wear #15 for the Gladiators and is available to make his debut with the team Wednesday vs. Greenville.
The Atlanta Gladiators kick off the home stand on Wednesday, December 19th at 7:35 pm, the Gladiators will have several former Gladiators from seasons past at the game for Alumni Night. Numerous Glads’ alumni, that still reside in the area, will be honored before and during the game, and fans will have the chance to meet and sign autographs with them during the first intermission.
Players scheduled to be in attendance:
Cam Brown – 2003-2006 – First Captain in team history, Gladiators Hall of Famer, ECHL Hall of Famer.
Brad Schell – 2004-2010 – All-time leader in points (325) and assists (246), record holder for points in one season (110 points in 63 games in 2006-07).
John Awe – 2005-2008, 2012-2013 – Won hardest shot contest and set the all-time record at the 2008 ECHL All-Star Game with a shot of 102.2 MPH in the Skills Competition.
Paul Flache – 2003-2005, 2006-2007, 2010-2012 – Fifth all-time in games played as a Glad (236).
Jean-Claude Sawyer – 2008-2009 – Scored 22 points in 31 games for the Gladiators.
Drew Baker – 2012-2013, 2016-2018 – Alpharetta, GA native, played 73 games for the Gladiators over the course of three seasons.
Aaron Bendickson – 2010-2012 – 33 points in 40 games in his two seasons as a Glad.
Phil Youngclaus – 2008-2010 – 42 games played for the Gladiators in his two seasons.
Jacksonville snapped Florida’s six game win streak and 13 game point streak in a 4-2 win at Veterans Memorial Arena. Ken Appleby once again stood on his head for the Icemen as Florida peppered the netminder with 52 shots. Jacksonville was held to only 17 shots, but four of those found their way past former Jacksonville goalie Jamie Phillips in the win.
Jacksonville will welcome the South Carolina Stingrays on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. with four additional players incuding Cederholm, Lalancette, Garrett Ladd, and Chris Rygus. Mikhail Berdin has also returned to the lineup. It will be the second consecutive game that the Icemen will face a South Division team boasting a six-game win streak.