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Berkhoel Assigned to Gladiators

December 19, 2005 - ECHL (ECHL) - Atlanta Gladiators News Release

The Gwinnett Gladiators announced today that goaltender Adam Berkhoel has been assigned to the team from the Gladiators NHL affiliate, the Atlanta Thrashers.

Berkhoel made his NHL debut this season with the Thrashes making 24 saves on October 15th in a 5-1 loss against the New York Rangers. He made 32 saves to earn his first NHL victory in a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on October 22nd.

In 8 games with the Thrashers, Berkhoel has recorded a 2-4-0 record while posting a 4.08 goals against average and a .876 save percentage. He also appeared in three AHL games this season recording a 1-2-0 record while posting a 3.02 goals against average and a .922 save percentage.

Berkhoel began his professional career last year with the Gladiators and led Gwinnett in goaltending with a team best 2.43 goals against average while appearing in 24 games.

Berkhoel also led the Gladiators and the ECHL in goaltending during the 2005 Kelly Cup Playoffs recording a 1.53 goals against average in seven games while helping the Gladiators advance to the American Conference Semi-Finals.

The St. Paul, Minnesota native backstopped the University of Denver to a 2004 NCAA national title with the University of Denver during his senior season. He went 24-11-4 and recorded a 2.45 goals against average and a .918 save percentage for Denver that season.

Berkhoel should be available for the Gladiators for Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. tilt against the Augusta Lynx in Augusta.

The Gwinnett Gladiators continue the 2005-06 ECHL season on the road on Tuesday, December 20th as they travel to Augusta to take on the Lynx at 7:05 p.m. The Gladiators offer several ticket packages for different needs as well as group outings, suites and birthday parties. For more information call 770-497-5100 or log on to

The Gladiators play all 36 home games at the Arena at Gwinnett Center located on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth and are the AA affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers.

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