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Gladiators 2014-15 schedule released

DULUTH — The Gwinnett Gladiators revealed the team’s 2014-15 regular season schedule on Wednesday and the home opener is set for Oct. 24 against the Wheeling Nailers at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

The Gladiators then face division rival Greenville the next night at 7:05 p.m.

The puck drops on the new 72-game campaign on Oct. 18 in Evansville.

The Gladiators will host 12 different teams over their 36 home games from late-October through mid-April, including the Eastern Conference champion Cincinnati Cyclones on Dec. 13.

Also visiting Gwinnett will be the newest member of the ECHL in the Indy Fuel, along with the Evansille IceMen, Fort Wayne Komets, Reading Royals, Toledo Walleye and Wheeling Nailers.

Fan favorite promotions returning for the 2014-15 season include the Gladiators annual Thanksgiving game (Nov. 27 vs. South Carolina), and the MLK Jr. Holiday “Kids Day Out” game (Jan. 19 vs. Cincinnati). Also note, per fan request, Friday games home have returned to a 7:35 p.m. start time and Sundays will remain at 2:05 p.m.