Growlers Sign Michael Garteig
The Newfoundland Growlers have signed Prince George, British Columbia native Michael Garteig to a one-year, ECHL contract. With the signing, Garteig becomes the first goaltender to join the ECHL club.
Garteig, 26 dressed in 24 games with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL last season, posting a record of 12-10-1 along with a .887 save percentage and a 3.81 goals against average. The 6’1’’, 190-pound goaltender also appeared in eight games with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League during the 2016-17 season collecting a record of 0-4-1 with a .897 save percentage and a 3.01 goals against average.
In 2015-16, he completed his senior season with Quinnipiac University, leading the Bobcats to the ECAC Championship and a berth in the NCAA National Championship. In 43 games played Garteig posted a record of 32-4-7, along with a career-best .924 save percentage and a 1.91 goals against average.
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The first game for the Newfoundland Growlers in their inaugural season will be October 12 when they face off against the Florida Everblades at Mile One Centre. Season Tickets are now available and can be purchased online at www.mileonecentre.com, in person at the box office or by phone at 576-7657.