The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL will be celebrating Halloween on Nov. 2 when they host the Norfolk Admirals at the Infinite Energy Arena. Spectators are encouraged to dress up and take part in the festivities.
The Gladiators will also have a special media promotion night. Univision will be honoring "Dia De Los Muertos" with tickets worth only $11.02 in the end zone.
Four players have joined the Gladiators team over the last week. They are left-winger Jesse Gabrielle, center Joona Koppanen, right winger Andrew Schmit, and center Zach Magwood.
Gabrielle split his times last season with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League and Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. In 27 games with the Pats, he had 13 goals and six assists for 19 points, 55 penalty minutes and a -6. In 21 games with the Bruins, Gabrielle had one goal and three assists for four points, four penalty minutes and was a zero plus/minus rating. He was the Boston Bruins' fourth-round draft pick, 105th overall in the 2015 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Koppanen shared his time last season with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League and Ilves Tampere in Finland. With Ilves Tampere, Koppanen played 45 games, had two goals, 12 assists for 14 points, eight penalty minutes and was a -2. He also had two goals for two points in 10 games with Providence. Koppanen was the Boston Bruins' fifth-round draft pick, 135th overall, in the 2016 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Schmit played 28 games last season in the ECHL. In 18 games with the Indy Fuel, Schmit had three assists, 23 penalty minutes and was a +3. In 10 games with the Wheeling Nailers, he had three assists, five penalty minutes and was a +2.
Magwood played 65 games last season for the Barrie Colts. He had 27 goals and 32 assists for 59 points, 32 penalty minutes and was an excellent +27. Meanwhile, Darby Llewellyn has been traded from the Gladiators to the Rapid City Rush for future considerations. Llewellyn had 17 goals and 13 assists for 30 points in 66 games last season with the Gladiators. Also, Matt Lane has been recalled by the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.
In other Gladiators news, the Gladiators have also announced that they will have five post-game parties at Marlow's Tavern in Duluth, 1950 Satellite Boulevard. Listen to Gladiators broadcaster Chris Teft anchor the post-game show and discuss the game with head coach Jeff Pyle. Gladiators players will be in attendance and present signing autographs. The post-game parties will be following the Gladiators games on Oct. 19 against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (Tickets), Nov. 17 against the Florida Everblades (Tickets), Dec. 29 against the Norfolk Admirals (Tickets), Jan. 12 against the Jacksonville Icemen (Tickets) and March 23 against the Kansas City Mavericks (Tickets).
The Gladiators won their 2018-19 ECHL season opener. They defeated the Orlando Solar Bears 4-2 on Oct. 13. Tyler Moy and Olivier Galipeau each had one goal and one assist for two points and Ben Danford had two assists. The Admirals meanwhile also won their first game of the season as they defeated the Wheeling Nailers 5-3.
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