Lets Get Ready For Some Hockey
FRIDAY, and its a HOLIDAY weekend and that means HOCKEY Action for the LockedIN Magazine network. The Jacksonville Icemen are in Jacksonville and the Atlanta Gladiators are on the ice in Atlanta, so lets take a look in…..
The Atlanta Gladiators return to the ice after the Christmas break looking to exercise their demons from the Florida Everblades and it was Wiener Dog Night at the Infinite Energy Center and Chris Belserwas there with My2two9 keeping our ECHL Fans#LockedIN.
Florida struck just :22 seconds into the game and never relinquished the lead as they earned the road win over Atlanta 5-2! The visitors established themselves in the opening shift of the contest. Florida regained the puck in the neutral zone after an initial clearance by Atlanta. Justin Auger fed Tommy Thompson at the top of the crease. His wrist shot beat Gladiators’ goaltender Colton Phinney on the glove side to give the Everblades an early lead.
The Atlanta Gladiators announced on Friday that they have traded future considerations to the Wichita Thunder for forward Luke Stork.
Stork, 23, is in his first season of pro hockey where he has notched four assists in 16 games for the Maine Mariners. The Pittsburgh, PA native was acquired by Wichita on December 27th but never appeared in a game with the Thunder. The 6-foot, 180-pound forward played four seasons at The Ohio State University totaling 46 points (17g, 29a) in 143 games. The rookie forward posted 14 points (6g, 8a) in 33 games during his sophomore season, the best campaign of his collegiate career. Stork was named Ohio State’s Alternate Captain during his senior season last year and helped lead the Buckeyes to an appearance in the NCAA’s Frozen Four.
The Gladiators will be on the home ice Saturday, December 29th, against the Norfolk Admirals at 7:35 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at www.atlantagladiators.com
Despite taking an early lead and holding it for forty minutes, the Jacksonville Icemen were unable to overcome a third period surge by the Orlando Solar Bears. Christophe Lalancette got the scoring started for the Icemen, against his former team, on a power play in the first. Orlando’s Jonne Tammela kept the Solar Bears from heading scoreless into the first intermission, on his way to a hat trick. His third goal would be the game-winner for the Bears.
The Icemen and Solar Bears Continue their series Friday Night in Jacksonville.