Playing four games in five days last week, the Gwinnett Gladiators picked up three wins to move to the top of the South Division standings with an overall record of 4-3-1 for nine points.
On Friday, Gwinnett doubled up Fort Wayne 4-2. Evan Bloodoff led the way offensively for the Gladiators scoring a pair of goals and adding an assist while Doug Jones and Tony Lucia each added a goal and an assist.
Gwinnett suffered its lone loss of the week on Saturday, falling to the Komets 1-0 despite outshooting Fort Wayne 43-30.
The Gladiators ended their trip with a 5-2 win at Evansville on Sunday. Chris Clackson (1g-2a) and Casey Pierro-Zabotel (0g-3a) each had three-point games in the win and Ryan Zapolski earned the win in goal, turning aside 29 IceMen shots.
Pierro-Zabotel leads the Gladiators, and is second overall in the league, with 12 points (2g-10a), and his 10 assists are tops in the league, while ranking second in plus-minus at +7.
Jones leads all ECHL rookies with five goals and 10 points, while fellow rookie Christain Ouellet is tied for first among first-year players with two game-winning goals.
This week, the Gladiators are home for three games, hosting Orlando on Thursday, Elmira on Friday and South Carolina on Sunday.