The Gladiators won their first game of the four game stretch at the Infinite Energy Arena on Tuesday. They defeated the Idaho Steelheads 4-2. Two Gladiators players led Atlanta with two points each. Assistant captain Phil Lane had a goal and an assist and Tanner Pond had two assists. The other Gladiators goal scorers were Lindsay Sparks and Branden Troock.
Before playing the Stingrays on March 19, the Gladiators have two games in three nights against the Jacksonville Icemen. They play the Icemen on Thursday, March 15 and Saturday, March 17.
The Gladiators are currently in fourth place in the South Division with 61 points. They are eight points up on the Norfolk Admirals for a playoff spot.
In other ECHL news, the league has accepted an expansion franchise for St. John's, Newfoundland. This will be the second ECHL team based in Canada as they will join the Brampton Beast. St. John's has a long history in the American Hockey League. The St. John's Maple Leafs were the top affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1991 to 2005 and the St. John's IceCaps were the top affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets from 2011 to 2015 and the Montreal Canadiens from 2016 to 2017.
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