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Nesbitt's goals lead Gladiators to win

In the Gladiators' first game since the 2005 Kelly Cup Playoffs at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Gwinnett knocked off the Mississippi Sea Wolves 6-2 score Thursday night.

Derek Nesbitt led the Gladiators with a pair of goals for Gwinnett, including the game winning goal in the third period. Jeff Campbell also finished with a pair of assists for the Gladiators in the win.

Gwinnett jumped out to a 1-0 lead on the Sea Wolves on Stuart MacRae's first goal of the season early in the second period.

Mississippi tied the game up at one at the 9:02 mark of the second period on a goal by Lance Monych.

Rooneem then gave the Sea Wolves a 2-1 lead with a shorthanded tally at the 10:27 mark of the second period.

Andy Brandt got the goal back for the Gladiators at the 18:25 mark of the second period, whipping the puck past Cey on the short side for the tying goal.

Nesbitt pushed his point-scoring streak to six games with his fourth goal of the season at the 6:56 mark of the third period.

Gwinnett then took a 4-2 lead on the Sea Wolves with Nesbitt's second goal of the game.

Lou Dickenson notched his second goal of the season at the 13:44 mark of the third period, beating Cey on a breakaway for the goal. Ryan Mahrle and Dinos Stamoulis had the assists on the goal giving Gwinnett a 5-2 lead on the Sea Wolves.

Gwinnett took a 6-2 lead on the Sea Wolves at the 15:19 mark of the third period on Mike Hamilton's third goal of the season on the power play.

Kowalski finished with 21 saves for the Gladiators for his fifth win of the season. Gwinnett finshed 3-for-9 on the power play in the win.