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Glads Get Back On Track, Defeat Ghost Pirates, 7-3

November 25, 2023 - ECHL (ECHL) - Atlanta Gladiators News Release


DULUTH, Ga. The Atlanta Gladiators (9-5-0-0) bested the Savannah Ghost Pirates (4-7-2-1) by a final score of 7-3 Friday night, at Gas South Arena, in Duluth, Georgia.

Three Stars:

1. ATL - Michael Marchesan - 2G, 1A

2. SAV - Simon Pinard - 2G

3. ATL - Alex Whelan - 1G, 3A

Box Score

The Gladiators got things going early, as they exploded for three goals within the first seven minutes of the contest. Mitch Walinski was the first to light the lamp as he buried a pass from Alex Whelan to put his squad up by one, with his first goal of the season. (3:26)

Michael Marchesan doubled the Glads lead less than two minutes later as he rifled a shot past Savannah net minder Jimmy Poreda. (5:00)

Whelan would then add on a tally of his own, driving into the crease and backhanding a puck home to extend the lead even further, completing the team's first period hat-trick. (6:37)

Forward Simon Pinard put his team on the board just two minutes later as the Ghost Pirates cut the deficit down to two. (8:35)

Feeling the pressure, the Ghost Pirates opened the scoring in the second frame with a power-play goal. (3:59)

Later in the frame, Atlanta extended their lead back to two, as Ryan Cranford buried a cross-ice pass from Evan Dougherty. (9:32)

Savannah would score their second of the period shortly thereafter to bring the score to 4-3. (13:04)

In the third, Michael Marchesan would net his second of the game and third of the season, giving the Gladiators some breathing room. (3:48)

With just under three minutes remaining in regulation, Mitch Fossier would hit the empty net, making it a 6-3 game. (17:07)

Carson Gicewicz would add another for the Gladiators in the final two minutes of the game. (18:58)

Gustavs Grigals made 29 saves on 32 shots for Atlanta, while Jimmy Poreda made seven saves on ten shots before being pulled in the first period. Kaden Fulcher would replace Poreda for Savannah, making 27 saves on 30 shots.

Check out the game highlights below!

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