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Blues' Gardiner aiming for Magical 20

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Gardiner: expected to provide leadership

By Lorelei Leona

MJHL Web Correspondent 


Jason Gardiner is known as a guy who can put a puck in the net. With 14 goals after 22 games this season, he’s hoping to hit the magical 20 goal level.


Extra incentive this season for Gardiner is that he’s a newcomer to the Blues, having come over in the off season from Selkirk Steelers.


Gardiner is looked upon to provide veteran leadership to the young Blues’ roster, and offensive punch.


“I’m shooting the puck every chance I get,” says Gardiner.


Scoring three goals against his former team during their September 17 game at the MTS IcePlex, Gardiner says that, while there is some extra motivation to play better, he wants to make sure he is improving for the right reasons.


“I want to do better, but for me...not to prove a point,” he says.


A seasoned player of the WHL and MJHL, Gardiner says that the transition between different teams, leagues, and rinks is fairly easy and not something that really concerns him.


“It’s not a big transition,” he says. “It’s still competitive in junior. It’s the same in every rink. It’s still playing hockey.”





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