The following article appeared on www.kelownacanews.com on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 featuring former Quinnipiac netminder Michael Garteig.
By Emanuel Sequeira
Michael Garteig is hoping his return to the Canucks Young Stars Classic Sept. 8 to 11 will be the kick off to a great year.
“It’s a good experience. It’s going to be good to meet the new coaching staff in Utica, work with them and the goalie coaches, make sure to make a good impression,” said Garteig, who played for the B.C. Hockey League Powell River Kings and helped the Penticton Vees win the 2012 RBC Cup.
Garteig’s first professional season was up and down with many challenges. The Prince George product started in the ECHL for six weeks with the Alaska Aces. In 22 games with the Aces, he won 11. He spent nearly three months in the American Hockey League with the Utica Comets seeing action in eight games, recording four losses and a tie. With Alaska, he played a lot.
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