Atlanta Gladiators clinch first ECHL playoff spot since 2013
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The Atlanta Gladiators are in the ECHL playoffs for the first time since 2012-13. On Thursday,  the Atlanta Gladiators clinched a Kelly Cup playoff spot when the Jacksonville Icemen lost 6-1 to the Orlando Solar Bears. The Gladiators have guaranteed at least fourth place in the ECHL South Division as they cannot be caught by the Icemen, Norfolk Admirals or Greenville Swamp Rabbits. 

The Gladiators will now either play the Florida Everblades or the South Carolina Stingrays in the ECHL South Division semi-finals. The Gladiators will get the ECHL South Division's first place team in the opening round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs. With six games each to go for Florida and South Carolina, the Everblades are at 100 points and the Stingrays are at 95 points. 

The dates for the first round of the ECHL playoffs have yet to be determined. However, Gladiators fans can purchase playoff tickets. For game three, please click here, for game four, please click here. There could be a fifth game in the first round playoff series at the Infinite Energy Arena if there is not a series sweep. 

Before the Gladiators have their first round playoff series, they still have the regular season to finish with. On April 6, they are having a faith and family night. After the Gladiators play the Orlando Solar Bears, the Christian rock band, Hope's Anchor will have a post game concert at the Infinite Energy Arena. Tickets will also be raffled off for the Chris Tomlin Worship Night in America concert at the Infinite Energy Arena on April 29. 

For tickets to see the Gladiators and Solar Bears on April 6, please click here.