Gladiators Announce Playoff Roster

Playoff Roster

DULUTH, Ga. – The Atlanta Gladiators have announced the roster and players eligible for the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs.


 2018 Atlanta Gladiators Playoff Roster:


Forwards: (9)

#9 Stepehn Pierog

#12 Brenden Troock

#16 Todd Skirving

#17 Derek Nesbitt

#18 Brady Vail

#20 Taylor Stefishen

#23 Alex Rauter

#26 Luke Sandler

#27 Darby Llewellyn


Defensemen: (9)

#3 Joe Gatenby

#4 Taylor Doherty

#5 Colin Sullivan

#6 Eric Shand

#7 Rick Pinkston

#11 Ben Danford

#15 Ryan Lannon

#22 Josh Atkinson

#25 Jack Stander


Goalies: (2)

#30 Dan Vladar

#34 Sean Bonar


Injured Reserve: (1)

#10 Lindsay Sparks


Playoff Eligible (Currently In AHL): (4)

#14 Ben Marshall

#21 Tanner Pond

#29 Phil Lane

#74 Joonas Lyytinen


Players released, not eligible for playoffs:

#8 Davis Vandane


Players on Injured Reserve not eligible for Playoffs, rights retained:

#19 Alex Gacek

#74 Zach Malatesta


1. a minimum of 19 active, available (i.e. not injured or on recall) Players; and


2. a list of all other Players who meet the Playoff Roster Eligibility requirements, but who are unavailable at the time that Playoff Rosters are due to the League Office due to recall to the AHL or NHL. The Playoff Eligible List may only list Players who are unavailable due to recall. All other players (i.e. injured Players) must be listed on a Member’s initial Playoff Roster (active roster or reserve list) in order to participate in the Playoffs. 


Throughout the Playoffs, but prior to the start of the Conference Finals, as the recalled Players listed on a Member’s Playoff Eligible List become available (due to assignment, release from PTO or their respective AHL teams’ seasons having ended), Members shall be permitted to supplement their initial Playoff Rosters with Players listed on their Playoff Eligible Lists, up to a maximum of 23 Players total. Once a Member has named a total of 23 Players to its Playoff Roster, or the Conference Finals have begun (whichever comes first), the Member’s Playoff Roster shall be fixed for the duration of the Playoffs (barring emergency conditions). 


A Player who has finished the Regular Season on Injured Reserve may still be named to a Member’s 23-man Playoff Roster and will be eligible to participate in the Playoffs once his full IR time has been completed (provided all other playoff eligibility requirements have been satisfied). Once a Player has fully completed his remaining IR time, he may be activated and placed on the Member’s Active Roster. 


Emergency conditions shall be established when the playing strength of the Member, by reason of injury, illness, recall or suspension by the League, is reduced below two (2) goalkeepers and sixteen (16) skaters. However, should a Member release a Player(s) from its Playoff Roster, its emergency conditions will drop by the same number as the Players they release. Only amateur Players may be signed and added to the Active Roster under emergency conditions. 


The South Division Semifinals of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs shifts to the Infinite Energy Arena for game three of the best-of-seven series on Thursday, April 19th against the Florida Everblades at 7:35 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.


The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation’s premier "AA" hockey league. All home games are played at the 10,867-seat Infinite Energy Arena, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth – where parking is always free. The Gladiators have established an unrivaled commitment to excellence, maintaining a distinctive reputation for affordable and family-friendly sports entertainment and consistently ranked as one of the top “Things To Do” in the Atlanta area and across the North Georgia region.

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