Atlanta Gladiators

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Atlanta Gladiators
CityDuluth, Georgia
Home arenaGas South Arena
ColoursNavy blue, gold, light blue
General managerJeff Pyle
Head coachDerek Nesbitt
AffiliatesNashville Predators (NHL)
Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
WebsiteOfficial website
Franchise history
1995–2002Mobile Mysticks
2003–2015Gwinnett Gladiators
2015–presentAtlanta Gladiators
Division titles3 (2005–06, 2011–12, 2012–13)
Conference titles1 (2005–06)

The Atlanta Gladiators are an American professional ice hockey team. They began playing in 1995. The team plays in the ECHL. They play their home games in Duluth, Georgia at Gas South Arena. They are the ECHL affiliate for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). They are also the affiliates for the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL).

The team originally played in Mobile, Alabama as the Mobile Mysticks from 1995 to 2002. The team would stop playing in 2002. In 2003, the team was moved to Duluth, Georgia to become the Gwinnett Gladiators.[1]

On October 18, 2003, the team would play their first game as the Gwinnett Gladiators. They would defeat the Charlotte Checkers 5–3.[2]

The team would be successful during the 2005–06 season. They would lead the South Division. They finished with 50 wins, 15 losses, and 107 points and would make it all the way to the Kelly Cup finals. They would end up making it to the Kelly Cup and they were defeated by the Alaska Aces four games to one.[3]

On September 9, 2015, the team announced that they were changing their name to the Atlanta Gladiators.[4]

On June 6, 2023, the Gladiators and the Nashville Predators announced their affiliation.[5] The Gladiators were previously affiliates with the Atlanta Thrashers, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Phoenix Coyotes, Boston Bruins, and Ottawa Senators.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rooting for 'Chappy': Why the Stanley Cup Finals are resurrecting Mobile Mystick memories". Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  2. "History". Gwinnett Gladiators. Archived from the original on June 29, 2022. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  3. "Kelly Cup Playoffs - Championship Teams". ECHL. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  4. "Glads Become ATL Gladiators". Atlanta Gladiators. Archived from the original on September 14, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2024.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. "Predators Enter Affiliation Agreement with ECHL's Atlanta Gladiators". Nashville Predators. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  6. "History". Atlanta Gladiators. Retrieved January 27, 2024.

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