It was announced today that the ECHL Board of Governors, in conjunction with the Professional Hockey Players’ Association, has approved a revised start date for the 2020-21 ECHL Season. The anticipated start date is December 4, 2020, for a full 72-Game Schedule.
“We are eager to return to hockey, but at this time we believe this decision is prudent for the safety of our Players, Employees and Fans,” said ECHL Commissioner, Ryan Crelin. “The ECHL and our Board of Governors are focused on the 2020-21 Season and remain optimistic for the safe reopening of our venues across the continent. We appreciate our partners and fans continued support and patience, as we work together with our venues, local health officials and the members of the PHPA’s Executive Committee towards the safe return of ECHL hockey.”
This is a unique position for not only our team, but every organization in the world of sports,” said Gladiators team president Jerry James.
On Tuesday the team announced the signing of 26-year-old forward from Hamilton, Ontario Luke Nogard.
In 2018-2019, Nogard played 65 games for the Norfolk Admirals. Last season he played 30 game for the Gladiators and produced 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists). The stint with the Glads was broken up by a venture overseas, playing in Germany’s second tier DEL2. Nogard played in eight games for the German squad Lausitzer Füsche before concluding the regular season in Atlanta.
RT to welcome Nogy back to the squad! pic.twitter.com/ooS5xN34Yw
— Atlanta Gladiators (@atlgladiators) August 4, 2020
Stay tuned for updates on the Atlanta Gladiators 2020-2021 ECHL regular season. Learn more about the Infinite Energy Arena’s guidelines and procedures here.