Gladiators send Fultz to Charlotte

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators traded right wing Ryan Fultz to Charlotte on Wednesday, head coach Jeff Pyle said.

The fifth-year pro from Rochester, Mich., put up nine points (three goals and six assists) in 11 games this season for the Gladiators.

"He was great," Pyle said. "He's a good kid, everything, it's just because of the budget we don't have enough room to have a bunch of extra guys around.

"We're in a situation right now where I didn't want guys just sitting here."

Fultz played the previous two years with Texas of the ECHL and was initially acquired by the Gladiators last season, but the trade was voided by the Wildcatters. The 27-year-old then signed with Gwinnett during the summer.

The Gladiators (8-3-2) are tied with Florida for third place in the South Division standings and play the Everblades twice this weekend in Estero, Fla. After a hot start, Charlotte (7-5-1) has dropped into a tie for sixth in the eight-team South and plays in Wheeling (W. Va.) today.