1. Home
  2. News
  3. RECAP: Orlando hands Atlanta 9th loss in last ten games

RECAP: Orlando hands Atlanta 9th loss in last ten games

Tuesday, December 5th
RECAP: Orlando hands Atlanta 9th loss in last ten games

DULUTH, Ga. The Atlanta Gladiators (9-9-0-0) fell to the Orlando Solar Bears (9-7-1-1) by a final score of 2-1 on Sunday afternoon, at Gas South Arena, in Duluth, Georgia. 

Three Stars

1. P. Newell

 2. S. Jandric

 3. A. Whelan

After a back and forth first frame, Orlando netted the first goal in the opening minute of the second, after capitalizing off a Gladiator turnover in neutral ice. Steven Jandric walked into Gladiator territory, and snapped a shot past Gustavs Grigals. (0:34)

Less than three minutes later, Atlanta would receive their first power play of the game, and they wasted no time in evening the score. Pristine passing led to Alex Whelan depositing the game tying goal into the wide-open cage. (3:14)

The game would remain tied until the third, when once again, special teams would prove to be the difference. In the dying seconds of the power play, Orlando’s Aaron Luchuk ripped a shot from the right circle that tipped off the stick of Patrick Newell and past Gustavs Grigals. (12:42)

In a similar position as the game previous, the Gladiators tried tirelessely to find the game-tying goal but were stimied time and time again by Solar Bear goaltender Colten Ellis.

Gustavs Grigals completed the afternoon with 35 saves on 37 shots, while on the other side, Colten Ellis denied 23 of 24.

Check out the highlights below. 

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
South Carolina Stingrays
Atlanta Gladiators
Sunday, March 10th
South Carolina Stingrays @ Atlanta Gladiators
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EDT
Gas South Arena
South Carolina Stingrays
SC South Carolina Stingrays
at
Atlanta Gladiators
ATL Atlanta Gladiators
Gas South Arena
Toledo Walleye
Atlanta Gladiators
Sunday, March 17th
Toledo Walleye @ Atlanta Gladiators
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EDT
Gas South Arena
Toledo Walleye
TOL Toledo Walleye
at
Atlanta Gladiators
ATL Atlanta Gladiators
Gas South Arena
Trois-Rivières Lions
Atlanta Gladiators
Friday, March 22nd
Trois-Rivières Lions @ Atlanta Gladiators
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EDT
Gas South Arena
Trois-Rivières Lions
TR Trois-Rivières Lions
at
Atlanta Gladiators
ATL Atlanta Gladiators
Gas South Arena

Latest News

More News
RECAP: Swamp Rabbits put sour note on Thrashers night
RECAP: Swamp Rabbits put sour note on Thrashers night
RECAP: Reece Vitelli ties the game late, scores shootout winning goal as Glads win, 4-3
RECAP: Reece Vitelli ties the game late, scores shootout winning goal as Glads win, 4-3
RECAP: Reece Vitelli scores, Gladiators lose 3-1 in Orlando
RECAP: Reece Vitelli scores, Gladiators lose 3-1 in Orlando

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!