As of Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Garrett Bartus pitched a 42-save shutout, as the Evansville IceMen topped the Gwinnett Gladiators on a New year’s Eve Tuesday, 6-0 at the Ford Center.
Evansville jumped all over the Gladiators in the opening period. It took just 2:22 for Peter Sakaris to put the IceMen on the board, and Josh Beaulieu (12:33) and former Gladiator Matt Krug (19:37) followed up with power play goals to put Gwinnett down 3-0 through one period.
Despite outshooting the IceMen 17-9 in the middle period Gwinnett couldn’t gain any ground, and Tristan King potted the lone goal of the stanza just 1:39 in for a 4-0 Evansville lead through 40 minutes.
The IceMen weren’t finished, as Sakaris scored his second goal of the game 1:55 into the third, and Daulton Leveille capped the scoring at 12:09.
Brad Phillips took the loss for the Gladiators, surrendering all six goals on 29 shots.