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Gladiators Complete Pair of Deals

Tuesday, March 7th
Gladiators Complete Pair of Deals

The Atlanta Gladiators announced Tuesday that they have traded forward Justin Buzzeo to the Orlando Solar Bears for forward Alex Gacek and a future consideration. In addition, the club has sent defenseman Nick Trecapelli to the Rapid City Rush to complete a February 4th deal that brought Akim Aliu to Atlanta.Gacek, 23, joins the Gladiators after splitting the season between the South Carolina Stingrays and Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL. In a combined 45 games this year, the Dracut, MA native has scored 22 goals which ranks third most among rookies in the ECHL. The 5-foot-8, 179-pound forward registered 29 points in 26 games for the Solar Bears just prior to today's deal. Before turing pro at the beginning of this season, Gacek played four full years at the University of Miami (Ohio) earning 46 points in 149 games for the Redhawks. The Atlanta Gladiators 14th season continues at the Infinite Energy Arena Saturday, March 11th against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at 7:05 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".

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