Tyrone Garner

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Not to be confused with Tyron Garner, plaintiff in Lawrence v. Texas.
Tyrone Garner
Born (1978-07-27) July 27, 1978 (age 35)
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Flames
Playing career 1998–2008

Tyrone "Ty" Garner (born July 27, 1978 in Stoney Creek, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 4th round, 83rd overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.

Juniors[edit]

Garner played three NHL games in his career, for the Calgary Flames in 1998–99 as an emergency callup from his junior team, the Oshawa Generals. He posted a 0–2–0 record with a 5.18 GAA before being returned to the Generals where he was named to the Ontario Hockey League's second All-Star Team in 1999.[1]

Professional[edit]

Garner spent most of his North American career in the ECHL before moving to play in Europe in 2003. He was named the co-winner of the ECHL's playoff Most Valuable player award in 2002 while a member of the Greenville Grrrowl.[1]

While playing in Norway during the 2005–06 season, Garner suffered a horrible groin injury which ripped the muscles from the bone. Doctors told him that under no circumstances could Garner play as a goaltender for at least one year. So he skated as a forward with the Southern Professional Hockey League's Jacksonville Barracudas, where he scored 12 goals and 22 points in 47 games. He remained with the Barracudas during the 2007-08 SPHL season, where he scored 12 goals and 27 points in 41 games.

Garner also played as a forward with the Brantford Blast of Major League Hockey during the 2008-09 OHA Sr League season, where he scored 11 points in 13 games.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tyrone Garner profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  2. ^ Pointstreak.com: Tyrone Garner Profile

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