The Evansville IceMen had their New Years Eve party crashed by the Gwinnett Gladiators in front of 7,339 fans at the Ford Center.

It looked like a shut out until Evansville scored their only goal of the game late in third period.

For the Gladiators, the win gives them a solid first place in the south division (22-11-1) while the Icemen are 5th in the north division (11-20-3).

The IceMen will welcome back former team members Dan Gendur and Dale Mahovsky as they host the Orlando Solar Bears on Friday.