Gladiators change six schedule dates

DULUTH - The Gwinnett Gladiators announced six changes to their 2006-07 schedule following the release of the National Basketball Association schedule, which affected the availability of Charlotte Bobcats Arena, home of the Checkers.

No home dates were changed, but the Gladiators swapped opponents for four games (Nov. 4, Nov. 6, Jan. 15 and April 6) at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Four road games were moved due to the schedule changes. Two games against Charlotte and one each against Augusta and Columbia have been rescheduled.

Gwinnett will now face the Lynx in Augusta on the second day of the season, Oct. 21 at 7:05 p.m., moving the game from its March 3 matchup.

Originally scheduled for Feb. 6 at 7:05 p.m., the Columbia Inferno will now host the Gladiators on March 8.

Both of the Gladiators road games at Charlotte that were rescheduled are in March. The Gladiators' March 9 road game at Charlotte was moved to March 11 at 4:05 p.m. and their March 14 game was pushed up one day to the 13th.

Gwinnett's fourth ECHL season opens at home on Oct. 20 against South Carolina. Season ticket packages are on sale now.