Zach Sarig joined the Gladiators on March 17th. Though he wouldn’t make his debut in front of the Gladiators home crowd until March 27th, the impact Sarigs announcement made was immediate - thanks to his hair. The photo that accompanied the release showed the d-man in a game for his Plymouth Panthers, with a sick flow that would rival anyone in the game of hockey. The fans took notice, and eagerly anticipated the teams return from a long roadtrip - not only for their chance to first see Sarig, but a roster flush with new faces fresh off of their collegiate careers. Zach, obviously already endeared to our faithful, was also - and most importantly - a solid addition to the Gladiators blue line. Add in an eager, upbeat personality and willingness to participate in Gladiators community events and we had a great overall pick-up by Coach Brandt. It should therefore come as no surprise to any members of Glads Nation who had the chance to speak with Zach following his arrival to Gwinnett, that - all for a good cause - the flow is GONE.Gladiators Insider checked in with Zach earlier this week, which is how we first learned of the freshly shorn Sarig:1. Hows your off-season going?Its going well, just getting into a daily schedule of work and working out. 2. When you came to the Gladiators, you had perhaps the best flow in the ECHL. Is it a source of pride?It definitely was a source of pride, I had been growing it since my sophomore year and my Junior and Senior year it was my trademark. 3. Do you plan to continue to grow it out?Well.. I plan on starting to grow it out again, since I donated last week.4. Wait - you cut your hair?Unfortunately yes, and believe me I miss it every day 5. Why in the world would you do such a thing?Once my hair got to a certain length I felt like it would be a waste to just buzz it off. I said I would donate it after my senior year season and couldnt go back on my word. Im donating it to Wigs for Kids, so its going to a great cause. 6. Oh, very cool!! So how much did you donate?I ended up donating 4 poney tails about 10-12 inches long each.7. Were you nervous? How does it feel to be so free now? I was extremely nervous! I hadnt trimmed my hair in over 2 years and then the next thing you know Im watching all my hair be cut off. I feel lighter, and hopefully faster! 8. What was the process like? Is there a special way they cut your hair when its for donation?My cousin is a hair dresser so I went to her for the donation process, first she straightened my hair with a blow dryer and then put my hair into 4 ponytails; one on top of my head. One on each side and one out the back. Turned on the razor n there it all went. 9.What a great thing to do. Do you plan to do it again?Yes, I would like to start donating my hair every 2 years. 10. Cool! Well, well let you get back to your off-season fun. Anything you want us to pass along to Gladiators Nation?Dont worry Glads nation the flow will be back! Hope to see you in October!
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