Forney Headed To AHL

DULUTH, Ga. – The Gwinnett Gladiators announced that forward Michael Forney has been reassigned to Chicago of the American Hockey League by the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League.

The Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers and the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League and Chicago and Syracuse of the American Hockey League.

Claude Noel, who is the only coach to be named Coach of the Year in both the ECHL (2002-03) and the American Hockey League (2003-04), is an assistant coach for Columbus while former Johnstown broadcasters Bob McElligott and broadcasters John Michael both work for the Blue Jackets. Former ECHL broadcaster Jason Shaver is the Wolves play-by-play announcer.

Team Press Release