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Minor league ice hockey team Gwinnett Gladiators are members of the ECHL and play form the South Division of the Eastern Conference. Based in Duluth, Georgia, the team plays its home games at Gwinnett Center’s spacious arena, where they have been playing since their relocation to the city. The franchise was founded in 1995 as the Mobile Mysticks, suspended operations in 2002 and relocated to Duluth in 2003. Since then they have made it to the prestigious Kelly Cup playoffs as many as six times, and were the champions of the South Division as well as the Eastern Conference in 2006, losing one in four games to Alaska Aces in finals. They announced affiliation with AHL team Portland Pirates and NHL team Phoenix Coyotes in 2011. Later on, they announced another affiliation agreement with Buffalo Sabres as well as Rochester Americans, their AHL affiliates. In addition, the team renewed its affiliation with Phoenix just before the season of 2012-2013, while alongside choosing not to continue affiliation with the Buffaloes. Given the winning rate of this young team, Gwinnett Gladiators tickets are a much sought-after treat among ice hockey fans, particularly those more fond of ECHL.
Gwinnett Gladiators, originally founded as Mobile Mysticks, were based in Mobile, Alabama between 1995 and 2002, just before the team’s operations were suspended. The franchise was relocated to Gwinnett Country only a year later, where it was rebranded as Gladiators. Their head coach since 1998, Jeff Pyle, continued to work with the team and in just a few years, helped them enter the Kelly Cup Finals of 2006. The team has had quite a history in forming and breaking affiliations; they were once the affiliates of Atlanta Thrashers in the NHL, as well as Chicago Wolves of AHL since their very inception as Gladiators, until 2011. By then the Thrashers were relocated to Winnipeg while the Gladiators were no longer part of the organization. They also provided affiliation to Chicago Blackhawks for the 2008-098 season, alongside serving as affiliates of Columbus Blue Jackets in the following season. In August 2011, they announced affiliation with Phoenix Coyotes and Portland Pirates for the then upcoming season, later announcing more affiliation agreements with AHL’s Rochester Americans and Buffalo Sabres. However by the end of the 2011-12 season, their affiliation came to a close so that they were left affiliated solely with the Phoenix team for the season.
Gwinnett Gladiators’ best players who later found their way into NHL teams include Cam Brown of Vancouver Canucks, Michael Garnett now in Atlanta Thrashers, Adam Munro with Chicago Blackhawks, Simon Lajeunesse with Ottawa Senators, Adam Berkhole with Atlanta Thrashers, Mike Dunham with New York Rangers, Atlanta Thrashers, New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators. Other top players include Pascal Pelletier now with Boston Bruins, Kevin Doell now with Atlanta Thrashers, Ryan Garbutt with the Dallas Stars, and Chris Durno with Colorado Avalanche. Grab your Gwinnett Gladiators tickets and come watch more talented Gladiators hit tough goals.
After a victory in the 2011-2012 Division Championship, the Gladiators are all set to take on the 2012-2013 season. So get on your Gladiator jerseys and buy your Gwinnett Gladiator tickets. The ice field will be set ablaze with passion, skill and technique. Another season of ice hockey, another season of excitement and thrill. The professional minor league ice hockey team the Gwinnett Gladiators was originally called the Mobile Mystics. The team was created in 1995. In 2002 the team stopped operations for a year. Year 2003 onwards it was moved to Duluth and became popularly known as the Gwinnett Gladiators.
Playing for the South Division of the ECHL's Eastern Conference, they have been a success with an impressive track record. Six out of eight seasons as the Gladiators the team has been able to qualify for the Kelly Cup playoffs. In 2006 they won the South Division and Eastern Conference. They only lost one game out of the four played in the tournament.
In 2011 the Gladiators announced their affiliation with the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and their AHL affiliate Portland Pirates. The affiliation has been renewed for the 2012–13 season as well. John Wroblewski the former assistant coach for the Wheeling Nailers became the team’s head coach in 2011 replacing Jeff Pyle.
The Stats for the Regular Season of Gwinnett Gladiators 2007 to 2012 have highlighted the team’s talent and potential. Through the years they have continuously strived to improve and brush up their game. In the 2007-2008 season the Gladiators stood third by winning forty-four games out of seventy-two games played. In the following next three seasons, 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and 2010 to 2011 the Gladiators stood fourth in place. The 2011-2012 season was their chance to outperform and shine by winning the Division Championship.
The team has been a success both on and off the ice field. They are known not just for their ice hockey talent but also for providing audiences with affordable family entertainment. The company also offers sponsorships for all sorts of businesses so people can show support for family and corporate entertainment to further grow in the Gwinnett County.
Among the famous players from Gwinnett who have played in NHL are Cam Brown (Vancouver Canucks), Michael Garnett (Atlanta Thrashers), Simon Lajeunesse (Ottawa Senators), Pascal Pelletier (Boston Bruins), Chris Durno (Colorado Avalanche), Kevin Doell (Atlanta Thrashers) and some others. Another season of exciting ice hockey begins. Mark your calendars and book your dates as a series of Gwinnett Gladiator games await you.
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