Gladiators' Schell makes big impact after return from Chicago

The Gwinnett Gladiators were happy to get Brad Schell back from the AHL's Chicago Wolves last week, and with good reason.

All the second-year pro did in his first action back in Gwinnett was tally seven points in a pair of Gladiator victories, including a 7-3 win on Sunday over Columbia. His five points on Sunday tied a team season high and four points came on his four assists, a total that also matched a Gladiator one-game high this season. He also had a four-assist game earlier this season.

Schell saw action in five games during his call-up to Chicago, giving the Wolves a goal and two assists during that span.

Other standouts from Sunday's win included: Troy Milam (one goal, three assists), Adam Smyth (two goals), Jon Awe (first pro goal), Jeff Campbell (two assists) and goalkeeper Tuomas Tarkki (20 saves). The Gladiators remain in first place in the American Conference's South Division.

Closing in on 50

Gwinnett forward Jeff Campbell needs two goals to reach 50 in his Gladiators' career after scoring his 48th in Saturday's 5-4 win over Columbia.

Campbell, who has 18 goals this season, would be just the second player to score 50 goals as a Gladiator. Chris Durno scored his 50th Gwinnett goal back on Nov. 22.

Gajic piling up points

Milan Gajic is on pace to finish with 77 points this season, but that's more impressive considering he'll only have played in 49 games with the team. Since joining the Gladiators from the AHL's Providence Bruins on Dec. 26, Gajic has averaged 1.5 points per game. He has a team-best 18 points in Gwinnett's past 10 games on six goals and 12 assists.

Busy week

The Gladiators will get plenty of action this week, beginning with tonight's home game vs. the Greenville Grrrowl at 7:05. Then they play three straight games Thursday through Saturday - at Charlotte on Thursday and then back at home vs. South Carolina and Pensacola.

- From staff reports