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Atlanta Receives Roach from Providence

November 2, 2016 - ECHL (ECHL) - Atlanta Gladiators News Release

DULUTH, Ga. - The Providence Bruins of the AHL have assigned defenseman Alex Roach to Atlanta, the Gladiators announced on Wednesday.

Roach, 23, signed in the offseason with Atlanta's AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins, after a career year with the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. The Quesnel, BC native led the Monarchs' defensemen in assists (24) and was second in points (30) in 64 games played for the Los Angeles Kings' affiliate last year. Prior to the start of his pro career, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound defender led the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL's defensive core in scoring each of his last two seasons as he posted 93 points in 118 games. In a separate transaction, rookie forward Kenny Brooks has been released from his standard professional contract. The Atlanta Gladiators 14th season continues at the Infinite Energy Arena on Friday, November 4th against the Elmira Jackals at 7:35 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.

The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation's premier "AA" hockey league. All home games are played at the 11,355-seat Infinite Energy Arena, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth - where parking is always free. The Gladiators have established an unrivaled commitment to excellence, maintaining a distinctive reputation for affordable and family-friendly sports entertainment and consistently ranked as one of the top "Things To Do" in the Atlanta area and across the North Georgia region.

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