The Atlanta Gladiators have signed goaltender Sean Bonar from the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League on Thursday (Nov. 2) In two games with the Flyers this season, Bonar has been brilliant as he has played 120 minutes of action and has made 60 saves on 60 shot attempts for two wins, two shutouts, a goals against average of 0.00 and a save percentage of 1.000.
Bonar played four seasons of NCAA hockey at Princeton University from 2010 to 2014 after two years with the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League. In his three seasons of professional hockey since 2014-2015, Bonar has bounced back and forth between the ECHL and the SPHL. The ECHL teams he has played for are the Indy Fuel, Orlando Solar Bears, Brampton Beast, Fort Wayne Komets and Wichita Thunder. The SPHL teams Bonar has played for are the Fayetteville FireAntz and Ice Flyers.
Last season Bonar played a complete season with the FireAntz. In 49 games, he had a record of 32 wins, 15 regulation losses and two losses in extra time with a goals against average of 2.07, save percentage of .927 and four shutouts. Those are outstanding statistics so it is no surprise Bonar has made the jump to the ECHL.