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Michael Garteig motivated to win for Canucks

Michael Garteig motivated to win for Canucks

The following article appeared on www.vernonmorningstar.com on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 featuring former Quinnipiac netminder Michael Garteig, who is in thee Vancouver Canucks system.

By Emanuel Sequeira

Michael Garteig played just 22 minutes 39 seconds in the Canucks Young Stars Classic, but it didn’t matter to him.

“It felt good to get back in the net. I just wanted to make saves and try to give us a chance to win,” said Garteig, a former Powell River King and Penticton Vee, who came in relief of Thatcher Demko, giving up two goals on 11 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss.

Garteig came into the game in the third period with the Canucks trailing the Edmonton Oilers 3-2. Garteig said he felt fine, but added it can be tough since he has not played a game since last season. He was focused on doing the right things and felt he did that.

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