It’s a rare day when the Gwinnett Gladiators get booed in their own arena. But the team has also rarely had such a tough start to the season.
Unbeaten, ranked among the best in the state and with a lot of incentive to win the region title, Greater Atlanta Christian still isn’t looking beyond its rival Wesleyan.
The Gwinnett Gladiators set a record for the fastest two goals in franchise history and, though it took a shootout, picked up their first win of the season Wednesday.
The Gwinnett Gladiators are off to the worst start in franchise history after losing their first four games. History also shows that October isn’t when championships are won.
Gwinnett Gladiators defenseman Jonathan Narbonne, a rookie out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, scored his first pro goal in the season opener last Friday. It was a good start for the decorated junior player who was named the QMJHL’s best defensive defenseman last year.
A short-handed goal from Andrew Rowe halfway through the third period spoiled the Gwinnett Gladiators’ season opener Friday night.
Opening night is a tricky balancing act between being excited and letting emotion run wild. The Gwinnett Gladiators have a young roster and face division rival Greenville with no love loss after a salty exhibition game less than a week ago.
Wesleyan’s victory over Hapeville Charter in its region opener ensured a playoff berth and certainly the team has enjoyed the moment. It was also the second straight win after what was a tough start to the season.
Dirk Southern set up three goals, rookie Josh Currie lit the lamp twice and the Gwinnett Gladiators beat Greenville 4-1 in their only home exhibition game Sunday at the cozy IceForum in Duluth.
Gwinnett Gladiators season preview.
Dirk Southern racked up 19 goals and 39 assists in 74 games playing for the Gwinnett Gladiators from 2007-09 seasons. Drafted in 2003 by Anaheim, Southern played professionally the past three years in Denmark and Italy.
A slew of moves came on the fourth day of training camp Tuesday, including the addition of returning forward Alex Belzile who was in AHL Hamilton.
On the eve of training camp, the Gwinnett Gladiators were assigned two more players from their NHL affiliate in Phoenix.
The undefeated Spartans have rolled through the first half of the season, outscoring their opponents 190-46 and have Howard coming to town for yet another nonregion matchup.
A breakdown of Friday’s Wesleyan-Jefferson County game
Wesleyan has been state runner-up for two years running and is aiming at the final measure of greatness — a championship. It’s a far cry from what Nichole Dixon was handed eight years ago.
Gwinnett have signed defenseman Stefan Schneider and forward Philippe Halley.
Roland Yancy is the new girls soccer coach at Berkmar, coming to the school after eight years with DeKalb County, most recently at Miller Grove. A native of Marietta, Yancy is married to a teacher and has two daughters under the age of 5. In this installment of “Getting to Know …,” Yancy talks with staff writer Christine Troyke about a variety of topics, including his early interest of being an FBI agent, getting into teaching and coaching instead and wanting to tour the country in an RV with his family.
The Gwinnett Gladiators added some offensive punch to their roster, signing rookie defenseman Martin Lefebvre and former Florida Everblades forward Alex Hutchings.
Kevin Kadzis is the swimming and diving coach at Wesleyan and won a boys state championship in 2012, his first season with the program. He also coaches the water polo team and teaches at the Norcross private school.
Georgia Gwinnett College’s tennis team, in just it’s second season, was invited to participate in the oldest fall tournament with some of the nation’s elite programs.
Stuart Johnson stands out. The Wesleyan lineman is hard to miss at 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds. But it’s so much more than a physical distinction. Johnson really stands out because of his intelligence and personality.
Andy Brandt, who has been with the organization for the vast majority of his professional career, has retired. But he’s not leaving.
Dartmouth commit Ethridge leads by example for Rams
Ethridge is a four-year starter for Grayson’s softball team as a pitcher and first baseman. She’s one of the Rams’ best hitters and a natural leader.
The Gwinnett Gladiators re-signed one of their most effective offensive weapons today, getting Joey Haddad back for the 2013-14 season.
Nicholas Pecora, a third-grader at Level Creek Elementary, is hearing impaired and the benefits from playing hockey have far outweighed the challenges.
Freddy Garcia got knocked around by his former teammates in his first start for the Gwinnett Braves, while Dan Uggla was 0-for-3 in a rehab assignment
Former All-American Sharolta Nonen, a star member of the 1999 and 2003 Canadian World Cup teams, is the women’s soccer assistant at Georgia Gwinnett College.
Gwinnett also signs RPI forward Lee
After three seasons playing in Europe, Dirk Southern is coming back to the Gwinnett Gladiators.
Five top 35 teams in the first seven games is one way to find out just how ready the Georgia Gwinnett College women are for their first season as a playoff-eligible program.
GGC, which went 14-2-2 last season, has 13 returning and 13 new players.
Despite being the opposition, Maya Moore got a noticeable cheer as she was introduced at Philips Arena on Tuesday.
The Gwinnett Gladiators don’t have many players officially rostered for the 2013-14 season, but they got a big addition today.
For one more afternoon, the Atlanta Phoenix U14 bantam major team gets to savor its national championship together.
Throughout the offseason, in OTAs and many times during training camp, Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith emphasized the need for the team to stay healthy.
The Gwinnett Gladiators will have a new coach for just the third time, but second in the last three years. Head coach John Wroblewski has been hired as an assistant with AHL Rochester. His assistant, and former Gladiators defenseman, Rick Emmett will replace him.
Half of the Atlanta Falcons’ dynamic duo at wide receiver, Jones worked hard in the offseason to keep making strides in his young career.
Gwinnett, Phoenix work together for third straight season to develop young prospects
Kids can get a taste for most sports without parents having to fork out a ton of money. Hockey isn’t one.
Tony Gonzalez made a commitment to his son, Nikko, a year ago. Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was more than willing to accommodate his future Hall of Fame tight end when it came time to keep those promises.
Team works out one of league's richest deals to lock up the franchise quarterback
Gwinnett starts building 2013-14 roster with Krogh, Narbonne
Mahre ready for national hockey team trials
Fresh off eighth-grade year at GAC, teen aims to make splash at national team trials
The original voice of the Gwinnett Gladiators, who started with the franchise before it relocated to Duluth a decade ago, is leaving. Dustin Bixby, the team's primary radio broadcaster and director of media relations, was hired by the Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this month.
McClain Hermes, churning through the water, speeds toward a cement wall.. Her Hamilton Mill swim coach, Holly Isserstedt, stands at the end of the lane with a cane in her hand. A tennis ball, covered in the dull gray of duct tape, stuck to the end of it
Buford's Woods promotes initiative to help dogs with aggression issues
Soccer player also jumped on opportunity with tennis team this past school year
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Yohan Flande found his groove and Joey Terdoslavich's 18th homer of the year proved to be the decisive run as the Gwinnett Braves beat Buffalo 4-3 on Tuesday.. Flande was 0-2 with a 14.73 ERA in his previous four outings, but held the Bison at bay for 6
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Sans pads, it's difficult to get a true read on where some Atlanta Falcons players stand in the competition for roster spots.. But head coach Mike Smith was cheerful about the direction things are going on the last day of minicamp Thursday at the team's training facility
The Gwinnett Gladiators will open their 11th season at home for the first time in four years, playing division rival Greenville on Oct. 18.