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Blueline Brilliance: Jack Gardner Takes Midwest by Storm, Named Defenseman of the Month!


#38 Defenseman Jack Gardner | Midwest Division Defenseman of the Month
#38 Defenseman Jack Gardner | Midwest Division Defenseman of the Month

BENSENVILLE, Ill.- In an impressive display of skill and consistency, Chicago Cougars' defenseman Jack Gardner has been named the Midwest Division Defenseman of the Month for his outstanding performances throughout January. The ‘06 blueliner has been a key contributor to the team's success, showcasing his offensive prowess from the blue line.


#38 Defenseman Jack Gardner | Midwest Division Defenseman of the Month
#38 Defenseman Jack Gardner | Midwest Division Defenseman of the Month

Gardner's remarkable point streak, which initiated in Chicago and seamlessly extended into February, undoubtedly played a pivotal role in securing this well-deserved recognition. Over the course of five games in January, Gardner demonstrated his offensive flair by notching a goal and seven assists, accumulating an impressive eight points. His offensive contributions didn't stop there, as he managed to extend his scoring streak to six games with an additional goal on February 1, a feat beyond the timeframe of this Players Of The Month acknowledgment.


With a total of 20 points in 27 games this season, Gardner has been a force to be reckoned with on the ice. His ability to contribute both in scoring goals and setting up plays is a testament to his versatility as a defenseman. The Elite 2023-2024 season has seen Gardner play a significant role in the team's success, and his statistics reflect the impact he has had on the ice.


Let's take a closer look at Jack Gardner's Elite 2023-2024 season stats:

  • Games Played (GP): 30

  • Goals (G): 6

  • Assists (A): 16

  • Points (PTS): 22

  • Penalty Minutes (PIM): 54

These impressive numbers not only showcase Gardner's offensive capabilities but also highlight his defensive tenacity, as reflected in his willingness to engage physically with 54 penalty minutes. Gardner's well-rounded game has undoubtedly made him a standout player in the Midwest Division.


#38 Defenseman Jack Gardner | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#38 Defenseman Jack Gardner | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

Jack has been a crucial part of the Cougars' defensive core. His offensive instincts combined with his defensive grit make him a valuable asset to the team. The Chicago Cougars are thrilled to see him receive this well-deserved recognition as the Midwest Division Defenseman of the Month.


The entire Chicago Cougars organization extends its heartfelt congratulations to Jack Gardner for this significant accomplishment. Jack's dedication and exceptional performance on the ice have not only earned him this accolade but have also elevated the entire team. The Chicago Cougars are immensely proud of his achievements and look forward to witnessing more of his success in the remainder of the season.

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