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.
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