The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL will have chamber night on Jan. 31 at the Infinite Energy Arena when they host the Florida Everblades. Prior to the game, there will be a networking event. Those in attendance will receive a ticket special for the game.
The Gladiators have a record of 10 wins, 19 regulation losses, five losses in overtime and one shootout loss for 26 points. However one could argue that they are playing some of their best hockey of the season as they have a two-game winning streak. On Jan. 11, they defeated the South Carolina Stingrays 3-2 in overtime and on Jan. 12, they defeated the Jacksonville Icemen 6-3.
The Gladiators meanwhile will have a tough test as they will be facing the best team in the entire ECHL. The Everblades currently have 59 points and have five more points than the team with the second most points, the Cincinnati Cyclones. During the season, the Everblades have a record of 27 wins, seven regulation losses and five overtime losses. However one of those regulation Everblades losses came to the Gladiators on Jan. 4 as the Gladiators came away with a significant upset in a 2-1 win at Hertz Arena.
The Everblades offense is dynamic. They lead the ECHL with 157 goals scored. Their leading scorer is Joe Cox, who has 15 goals and 25 assists for 40 points. The Gladiators leading scorer is Derek Nesbitt, who has 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points.
In Gladiators transaction news, they made a trade with the Indy Fuel on Jan. 16. The Gladiators acquired center Avery Peterson from the Fuel for future considerations. Peterson was initially a sixth-round draft pick, 167th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The Gladiators are the fourth ECHL team he has played for this season. In addition to the Fuel, Peterson has played for the Idaho Steelheads and Norfolk Admirals. In 15 games, Peterson has one goal and six assists for seven points.
Get your tickets to see the Atlanta Gladiators and the Florida Everblades on Jan. 31 at the Infinite Energy Arena today!