Thursday, November 17, 2016

Former Quinnipiac goaltender Michael Gartieg called up by Canucks

Former Quinnipiac University goaltender has been recalled by the NHL's Vancouver Canucks as it was announced in a press release today. Garteig was currently playing for the ECHL's Alaska Aces. He has appeared in six games for the Aces totaling a 5-1 record with a 2.52 goals against average and a .916 save percentage.

Michael Garteig (photo by Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
The former Bobcat standout is a Prince George, British Columbia native who signed with his hometown Canucks on April 29, 2016. Garteig played 124 games for the Bobcats finishing with a record of 78-25-16, a 1.98 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. He holds the school career record for shutouts at 19. He was part of two Quinnipiac teams that reached the Frozen Four (2013, 2016) and reached the NCAA tournament each of his four seasons in Hamden.  

Prior to arriving in Hamden, Garteig played three seasons in the British Columbia Hockey League for the Powell River Kings and Penticton Vees.  He won the BCHL Top Goaltender Awards in 2011 and 2012, and was a member of the 2012 Royal Bank Cup-winning Powell River Kings team.

Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @jonathan_singer.

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