Gladiators 4, Stingrays 0
Duluth, Ga. -- Goaltender Jeff Jakaitis stopped all 21 shots as the Gwinnett Gladiators shut out the South Carolina Stingrays, 4-0, on Monday night at The Arena at Gwinnett Center.
The Gladiators (14-8-6-3) broke open the scoring 1:42 into the second period when forward Andy Brandt lifted a shot past the block of Stingrays netminder Philipp Grubauer from the bottom or the left-wing circle. Forwards Pat Galivan and Ryley Grantham earned the assists.
Moments later, forward Chris Clackson gave the Gladiators a two-goal lead at the 3:13 mark on assists from forwards Justin Milo and Tyler Murovich.
Milo made it 3-0 with his second goal of the season at 13:40 with help from former Stingrays forward Nikita Kashirsky.
Forward Bryan Brutlag completed the game scoring at 12:01 of the final period from forward Colin Vock.
The Stingrays ended the night 0 for 4 on the power play, while the Gladiators went 0 for 8.
Grubauer made 23 saves on 27 shots.
The Stingrays (15-12-1-1) continue their road trip today against the Greenville Road Warriors at 7:35 p.m. at the Bi-Lo Center before returning to the North Charleston Coliseum for a game at 6:05 p.m. Saturday against the Florida Everblades for FIRST Robotics Night presented by Google and a New Year's Eve bash with a postgame balloon drop.