Novice Coach Ryan and his dad Dave Gardner Inducted to Aurora Sports Hall of Fame, News (York-Simcoe Express)

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Novice Coach Ryan and his dad Dave Gardner Inducted to Aurora Sports Hall of Fame
Submitted By yse on Saturday, September 14, 2019
Dave Gardner & Ryan Gardner (Athlete: Hockey) For the first time in its history, the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting a father/son duo. Starting with Dave Gardner, a standout junior player with the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA). In 1970, he was the 8th overall draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens and for the next ten years, he played 350 games in the NHL with the Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, California Golden Seals, and the Cleveland Barons. He left the NHL in 1980 and moved to Switzerland to play his final 5 years of his professional career.



“I’m really honoured to be part of the 2019 Aurora Sports Hall of Fame inductees, along with my son Ryan and other inductees. Looking forward to celebrating a great evening with everyone,” said David Gardner.

Ryan Gardner was drafted to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), by the London Knights where he played for two seasons and part of two others with the North Bay Centennials .As a 19-year-old, he left Canada to play for the next 20 years in the Swiss Professional League. He was a 5-time participant of the annual Spengler Cup and 4-time participant of the World Championships for Switzerland where he was a silver medalist in 2013. He was a participant in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. “What a great feeling to receive a call from the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame that you are not only being inducted, but with your father. I was totally speechless. Can’t wait for the evening and meeting the other inductees. I’m thrilled,” said Ryan.
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