Big weekend for the Stingrays; Scouting the Gwinnett Gladiators

So a big weekend for the Stingrays if they want to continue to battle for first place in the ECHL’s Eastern Conference

The Rays are still down eight guys who are called up for the AHL and HC Spencer Carbery doesn’t expect to see anyone back from the AHL anytime soon, which isn’t good news.

I was told that Chris Langkow and probably Jordan Owens are long-term call-ups. They could be up in the AHL for the rest of the season. Everyone else should trickle back down as teams get healthy.

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Even with a depleted lineup, the Rays are capable of winnings both games, especially with the guys they’ve got in net. Both Jeff Jakaitis and David LeNeveu.

Both are capable of carrying a team.

The Gladiators continue to struggle under first year head coach Rick Emmett. They can’t seem to score many goals and they give up more than three a game. In an attempt to shake the roster up, Emmett made some moves with Fort Wayne in a five-player deal last Thursday.

Here’s that story in the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Here’s a story on Gladiators defenseman Daniel Spivak from fellow ECHL Media of Year winner Christine Troyke.

Here are some highlights from the last Gladiators 3-2 win over the Stingrays on Dec. 13

Scouting the Gladiators

Head Coach: Rick Emmett, 7-15-2, in first season with Gladiators

Record: 7-15-2, 27 points (5th in South Division)

AHL Affiliation: Portland Pirates

NHL Affiliation: Phoenix Coyotes

All-time series: Stingrays lead, 61-46-13.

Season series: Stingrays lead, 4-2-0.

GF: 2.21, (19th)

GA: 3.08, (10th)

PP: 10.0% (20th)

PK: 87.5% (7th)

Top Scorer: FW Even Bloodoff (24 GP, 7g, 6a, 13 pts)

Top Goalie: Peter Delmas (3-6-0, 2.67 GAA, .922 save)

2013-14 Stingrays vs. Gladiators Season Series

Nov. 1 vs. Gwinnett 5-3 Win

Nov. 2 vs. Gwinnett 3-1 Win

Nov. 3 at Gwinnett 4-2 Win

Nov. 17 vs. Gwinnett 2-1 Win

Nov. 19 vs. Gwinnett 6-4 Loss

Dec. 13 at Gwinnett 3-2 Loss


8 thoughts on “Big weekend for the Stingrays; Scouting the Gwinnett Gladiators

  1. Parker Stanfield played last week a couple of games for the Rays, did well, but left to go home to his girlfriend and dog. He was signed today to a contract with the Everblades and is playing in tonight’s game with them. What gives with this guy?

  2. I can see where they would need help with the 2 or 3 players out of there line-up. LMAO. I was enjoying the scouting reports on teams that we were playing and then they stopped. I love going to the rink knowing win or lose that this team keeps working. Great goaltending certainly does help!!!!!

    I’m surprised Jakaitis hasn’t been called up!!

  3. JR,

    Scouting reports will return beginning on Thursday for Friday’s game.
    Have been slack since I’ve gone on vacation.


  4. JR Reason Why JJ Doesnt get Call up is he has but turns it down. He wants to be here in Charleston. Even though he could make more with a Call up he Happy to be With Stingrays.

  5. Chad Painchaud is called up to the Norfolk Admirals. He has played in only 4 games, none since 12/21. Is he hurt or being sit like the Hershey Bears used to do to the Rays players called up?

    Stop asking about Jakaitis!!! He deserves it for sure but maybe he wants to be here. He said before he tried for several years to get on the Rays team and may not want to leave. From what I understand, the called up player may decline the offer to go up.

  6. JR,
    I’ve been told that JJ has turned down AHL requests. He has a son in town and he wants to be around as much as possible.
    But I will confirm with JJ this weekend.

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