OK, so hopefully, the Stingrays are actually playing the Gwinnett Gladiators on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and not Orlando this weekend. But with my luck you never know.
Besides a lull in the second period, the Stingrays played another solid game Tuesday night against Orlando in a 4-2 victory.
I would expect to see goalie Adam Morrison either tonight or Saturday in net for Rays. Of course, Rays head coach Spencer Carbery could continue to go with Jeff Jakaitis at home and give Morrison his season debut on the road.
I’ve been told that the Justin Maylan call up with be for at least a couple of weeks. There are some injuries up in Edmonton that has depleted the Oklahoma City roster.
According to Carbery there have been no player movement and he doesn’t expect any for the weekend.
Here’s a story about the Gladiators slow start from my esteemed colleague at the Gwinnett Daily Post Christine Troyke.
And here’s her game story from the Gladiators win over Orlando on Wednesday.
Scouting the Gladiators
Head Coach: Rick Emmett (1st season) 1-4-0.
Record: 1-4-0, 2 points (5th South Division)
NHL Affiliation: Phoenix Coyotes.
AHL Affiliation: Portland Pirates
All-time series: 57-44-13
Season series: 6-6-2 (2012-13 season)
GF: 2.20, (16th)
GA: 3.80, (20th)
PP: 10.5% (17th)
PK: 82.6% (17th)
Notes: Gladiators head coach Rick Emmett played for the Stingrays during the 1995-96 season. He played in seven games, recording two assists before getting traded to Columbus. … Emmett, 38, played most of his career UHL before returning to the ECHL in Gwinnett during the 2003-04 season. He has been the Gladiators assistant coach the last two years. … After losing their first four games of the season, the Gladiators beat Orlando, 4-3, Wednesday night. … Josh Currie and Maxime Legualt each had a goal and an assist in the victory. … The Gladiators have scored just 11 goals, the least in the South Division, and given up 19, which is tied for the most goals allowed in the South Division with Orlando.