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After being defeated by the the Orlando Solar Bears 7-3 on Wednesday night. The Gladiators returned to home ice in retaliation and conquered the Orlando Solar Bears 5-4 in overtime on the back of F Samuel Asselin’s hat trick and four-point on Friday night.
With :68 seconds into the overtime frame, Asselin scored the the game-winning goal assisted by Zach Malatesta and D Joel Messner. Asselin’s hat trick was his second of the season.
After the game, Camille Paul spoke to Gladiators Derek Nesbitt, Samuel Asselin and Solar Bears Jake Coughler.
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The Glads Head on the road Saturday evening to face the South Carolina Stingrays in North Charleston at 6:05 PM.
The Gladiators and Northside Hospital are teaming up for Hockey Fights Cancer Weekend on February 28 and 29. The two-game stretch will be a celebration of survivorship that honors those who have battled cancer.
Northside Hospital will also be the presenting sponsor when the Gladiators return home Monday Jan 20. for a 12:35 PM tilt against the rival Greenville Swamp Rabbits in an MLK Day Matinee. The game will feature a tribute to the great Dr. King and the first 500 kids to enter Infinite Energy Arena will receive a free Martin Luther King, Jr. T-Shirt to create awareness and pay respect to the late Dr. King.