Gladiators ink Schneider, Halley

DULUTH, Ga. – The
Gwinnett Gladiators announced the signing of forwards Stefan Schneider and Philippe Halley for the 2013-14 season.

The Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League and the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.

Schneider, 23, has appeared in 127 total AHL games over the past three seasons with the Chicago Wolves, Manitoba Moose and Peoria Rivermen. Last season the Vernon, British Columbia native scored twice and added five assists in 32 games with the Wolves, while also skating in two games with the Rivermen and eight with the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings.

Halley, 21, wrapped up a four-year stint in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this past season, posting 78 points (40g-38a) in 67 games with the Victoriaville Tigres. In his four years split between the Tigres and the Gatineau Olympiques, Halley amassed 216 points (116g-100a) and a +67 rating in 229 games. In the 47 playoff games, Halley added 33 points (14g-19a) and was a +22.