The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL are set to begin their 2018-19 regular season. Their first opponent in the home opener at the Infinite Energy Arena will be the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Oct. 19. That will be the Gladiators second game of the season as they will be in Orlando to face the Solar Bears in the regular season home opener on Oct. 13.
The Gladiators special promotion against the Swamp Rabbits will be a magnetic schedule giveaway. It is the first of back-to-back home games for the Gladiators as they will also host the Solar Bears on Oct. 20 (Tickets).
Over the last week, the Gladiators have been filling out their ECHL roster. Miroslav Svoboda, Branden Troock, Darby Llewellyn, Tyler Moy, Carl Persson, Matt Lane and Jack Stander joined the Gladiators from the Milwaukee Admirals. Meanwhile, Ben Danford returned to the Gladiators from the Chicago Wolves and Luke Sandler returned to the Gladiators from the Rockford IceHogs.
The Gladiators received six players from the Providence Bruins, the top affiliate of the Gladiators' parent team, the Boston Bruins. They are defensemen Olivier Galipeau, Joel Messner and Zach Malatesta, forwards Brett McKenzie and Tyler Deresky, and goaltender Sean Bonar.
The Gladiators were also loaned Alex Overhardt from the Admirals after playing the last four seasons with the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks. Last season in Portland, Overhardt had 15 goals and 25 assists for 40 points in 70 regular season games.
Get your Tickets to see the Gladiators and Swamp Rabbits on Oct. 19 at the Infinite Energy Arena today!