Gladiators Game Preview: Gladiators at Road Warriors
When: TONIGHT at 7:00 P.M.
Where: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC
Listen: WDUN - WDUN.com, 'Listen,' Stream 3; Gladiators Broadcast Network - www.gwinnettgladiators.com/radio, www.mixlr.com/gladiators-radio, Mixlr app (Gladiators Radio)
Video Highlights: Highlights will be available at the conclusion of the game on ECHL.TV
DULUTH, Ga. - The Gladiators (20-44-3-4) wrap up the 2014-15 season with one more game against the Greenville Road Warriors (38-29-1-3) on Saturday night in Greenville. The Road Warriors were pushed out of playoff contention when the Orlando Solar Bears clinched the fourth and final spot in the East Division on Thursday night. The Gladiators have picked up a point against the Road Warriors in two of their last three games, and have won two of their last three in Greenville.
Going Out With a Bang: The Gladiators have won their last two season finales by a combined score of 11-1. On March 30th, 2013, the Gladiators defeated the Road Warriors, 4-1. And on April 12th, 2014, the Glads shut out the Elmira Jackals, 7-0 thanks to a hat trick from Brenden Walker and a 21-save effort from Mark Guggenberger.
Close Affairs: Eight of the last 11 games that Gwinnett has played have been one-goal games. Since January 1st, 19 games have also been decided by one goal.
College Party: The Gladiators are well represented amongst the NCAA hockey teams competing in this year's tournament. Goaltenders Mike Lee (St. Cloud State) and Kent Patterson (Minnesota), forward Geoff Paukovich (Denver), and defenseman Patrick MacGregor (Boston University) all had their alma maters competing for the trophy. Only MacGregor's BU is still alive in the tournament - the Terriers play the Providence Friars for the championship tonight in Boston.
Gladiators Ahoy: Twelve players - Mike Lee (POR), Greg Carey (POR), Dan O'Donoghue (POR), Joel Hanley (POR), Louis Domingue (POR), Jordon Southorn (POR), James Melindy (POR), Dyson Stevenson (POR/BRI), Bretton Stamler (HFD), Casey Pierro-Zabotel (NOR), Joe Stejskal (IAW), and Kent Patterson (OKC) - have spent time in the AHL this year.
Milestones: Scott Arnold played in his 150th professional contest on Wednesday ... Daniel Bahntge (4/2), Tyler Shiplo (4/3), and Zach Sarig (4/4) all scored their first professional points on consecutive days last week.
Streaks: Daniel Bahntge has two goals and two assists in his last four games ... Brock Higgs has a goal and three assists in his last four games. He is averaging just under a point per game for the Gladiators (10 gp, 1g, 7a)
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