Gladiators Release 2008 Playoff Roster

Atlanta Gladiators

April 7, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) - Atlanta Gladiators

News Release

The Gwinnett Gladiators announced their 2008 Kelly Cup Playoff roster today. Gwinnett has 23 players on the 2008 Kelly Cup Playoff roster. In addition to 20 players currently with Gwinnett, the roster includes three players currently on recall to the American Hockey League. The complete roster is included in this release.

The Gladiators open the South Division Qurterfinals against the Charlotte Checkers on Tuesday, April 8th at the Arena at Gwinnett Center at 7:05 p.m. Game 2 of the series is also at the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Thursday, April 10th at 7:05 p.m. Games 3 & 4, if necessary, are in Charlotte while Game 5, if necessary, is at the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Tuesday, April 15th at 7:05 p.m.

Gwinnett Gladiators 2008 Kelly Cup Playoff Roster

Skaters

2 Marchesi, Scott D 6'1" 200 South Portland, ME 7/15/1983

3 Mason, Jeff D 5'10" 195 East Hampton, MA 8/11/1981

4 Grimaldi, Joe D 6'0" 200 Ronkonkoma, NY 8/23/1986

5 Denny, Chad D 6'2" 210 Eskasoni, 1st Nation, NS 3/27/1987

6 Milam, Jamie D 6'0" 200 Lake Orion, MI 5/13/1984

7 Stamoulis, Dinos D 6'0" 195 Carle Place, NY 11/16/1983

8 Anderson, Matt F 5'11" 195 West Islip, NY 10/31/1982

10 Desbiens, Guillaume RW 6'2" 213 Alma, PQ 4/20/1985

11 Hamilton, Mike LW 6'0" 200 Victoria, BC 5/2/1983

12 Pospisil, Tomas RW 6'0" 185 Sumperk, Czech Rep. 8/25/1987

15 Campbell, Jeff LW 5'10" 180 Hensall, ON 5/9/1981

16 Schell, Brad C 6'0" 190 Scott, SK 8/5/1984

17 Painchaud, Chad RW 6'1" 184 Mississauga, ON 5/27/1986

18 Jackson, Jim D 5'11" 190 Marquette, MI 4/22/1980

19 Busniuk, Bryson C 6'2" 190 Thunder Bay, ON 11/12/1979

20 Brandt, Andy F 6'1" 184 Wausau, WI 6/1/1983

21 Awe, John D 6'4" 220 Memphis, TN 4/30/1980

22 Mahrle, Ryan D 5'11 175 Troy, MI 2/8/1985

24 Sitko, Jon D 5'10" 190 Kitchener, ON 8/26/1983

25 Stoesz, Myles RW 6'1" 184 Steinbach, MB 2/15/1987

54 Dickenson, Lou C 6'1" 194 Orleans, ON 8/15/1982

Goaltenders

33 Kowalski, Craig G 5'8" 190 Clinton Township, MI 1/15/1981

38 Turple, Dan G 6'6" 220 Hamilton, ON 1/1/1985

The Gladiators continue their fifth anniversary season with Game 1 of the 2008 Kelly Cup Playoffs on Tuesday, April 8th as they host the Charlotte Checkers at the Arena at Gwinnett Center at 7:05 p.m. Catch all the play-by-play action in Tuesaday\'s game online via Accessnorthga.com.

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary as the Premier \'AA\' Hockey League in 2007-08, the ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in three states and has grown to be a coast-to-coast league that has 25 teams in 17 states and British Columbia in 2007-08. The 25 teams includes the Mississippi (Biloxi) Sea Wolves, who return after missing two seasons in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and the expansion Elmira (N.Y.) Jackals. The ECHL will play 900 games beginning Oct. 18 and concluding Apr. 5.

The Gwinnett Gladiators continue their fifth season as a proud member of the ECHL - season ticket packages are on sale now. In addition, the Gladiators offer several unique multi-game ticket packages as well as discounted group rates, suite rentals, and birthday parties. For more information call 770-497-5100 or log on to gwinnettgladiators.com

The Gladiators are the AA affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers and play all home games at the spectacular 11,355-seat Arena at Gwinnett Center, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, where parking is always free.

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