2018-19 Atlanta Gladiators special event: Sing for Santa night Dec. 7
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The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL will have a second Sing for Santa night on Dec. 7 at the Infinite Energy Arena when the Gladiators host the Orlando Solar Bears. Historically during the evening, local choruses sing the national anthem and six holiday songs during the first intermission. One chaperone for every 10 students in attendance has also received a complimentary ticket. 

The Gladiators currently have a record of five wins, eight regulation losses and two overtime losses for 12 points. On Nov. 21, the Gladiators came away with a win in their last game to snap a four-game losing streak. Dan Olivieri scored in overtime as the Gladiators defeated the Greenville Swamp Rabbits 4-3. Three Gladiators players had multi-point games. Garret Ross had one goal and two assists for three points, while Matt Lane and Zach Malatesta each had one goal and one assist for two points. 

The Solar Bears meanwhile currently have a record of eight wins, six regulation losses and two overtime losses for 18 points. Their leading scorer is Brady Shaw, who has nine goals and eight assists for 17 points in 16 games. The Gladiators leading scorers are Jesse Gabrielle and Derek Nesbitt, who each have three goals and eight assists for 11 points. 

In Gladiators transaction news, Olivier Galipeau was promoted to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League on Nov. 14 and on Nov. 21 Matt Lane returned to the Gladiators after playing with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League. Galipeau, a defenseman, has three goals and six assists for nine points in 11 games this season for the Gladiators with 10 penalty minutes and was a -6. In two games with Providence, Galipeau has one assist for one point and is a -2. Lane, a forward, had six penalty minutes and was a +1 with the Admirals in eight games. In two games with the Gladiators, Lane has two goals and one assist for three points and is a -1. 

Get your Tickets to see the Atlanta Gladiators and Orlando Solar Bears on Dec. 7 at the Infinite Energy Arena today!