The Atlanta Gladiators announced today that Providence of the AHL has recalled A.J. White and added Brock Higgs via loan while the Boston Bruins have reassigned Zane McIntyre to the P-Bruins
Higgs earns his third AHL stint after the Kingston, ON native has posted five goals and 22 assists in 23 games played in Atlanta thus far. The third year pro's 22 helpers leads the ECHL while his 27 points currently ranks third in the league and second on the Gladiators. Higgs' two previous stops in the AHL came with the Worcester Sharks in 2013-14 and last year for the San Antonio Rampage.
White heads back to Providence where he began the season and appeared in one game for the P-Bruins. In his time with Atlanta, the rookie forward scored his first professional goal and added five assists in 18 games. McIntyre completes his two game stop with the Gladiators where he posted a goals-against average of 1.99 and .931 save percentage.
In addition, the Gladiators anticipate rookie goaltender Dan Vladar will be reassigned to Atlanta by the Boston Bruins from Providence later this week. In his six game stint with the P-Bruins, the 19-year old Czech netminder did not lose a game in regulation with a 3-0-2 record to go along with an impressive goals-against average of 2.84 and .914 save percentage. Vladar made two starts for the Gladiators in his previous trip to Atlanta going 1-0-0-1 giving up six goals on 66 shots.
The Atlanta Gladiators 14th season continues at the Infinite Energy Arena on Friday, December 9th against the Orlando Solar Bears at 7:35 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at www.atlantagladiators.com or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation’s premier "AA" hockey league. All home games are played at the 11,355-seat Infinite Energy Arena, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth – where parking is always free. The Gladiators have established an unrivaled commitment to excellence, maintaining a distinctive reputation for affordable and family-friendly sports entertainment and consistently ranked as one of the top “Things To Do” in the Atlanta area and across the North Georgia region.For all the latest team news, contests, and more visit AtlantaGladiators.com, or “like” the Gladiators on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AtlantaGladiators), follow the team on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ATLGladiators), Instagram (www.instagram.com/atlgladiators) or Snapchat (www.snapchat.com) at "gladshockey". -###-