Nolan Gardiner To Play For The Windsor Lancers

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Nolan Gardiner, seen here with the Chatham Maroons, has committed to the University of Windsor – Photo by Kelsey Vermeersch/

Nolan Gardiner of Tilbury has committed to play OUA hockey next season for the University of Windsor Lancers.

Gardiner, who played multiple seasons of Major Junior hockey with the OHL’s Ottawa 67s and QMJHL’s Baie-Comeau Drakkar, currently is one of the verteran leaders for the Chatham Maroons.

He is excited to get the next step of his hockey career underway.

“I am very excited to get started with Windsor,” said Gardiner. “Great hockey and business program.”

“I’ve heard great things about the hockey program and am very excited to have the opportunity to be a part of a championship team in the future.”

Gardiner currently has 21 goals and 46 points in 47 games for the Chatham Maroons.

Gardiner’s current Chatham Maroons head coach Kyle Makaric knows a thing or two about the Windsor Lancers, and what it takes to compete at that level, having coached and played at Windsor.

“Thrilled for Nolan to commit to the University of Windsor,” Makaric said. “As a former player and coach there I am very familiar with the program and I know he will be a great fit. Nolan has had a great season for us and he is an exceptional leader. Can’t wait to watch his progress as a USports player.”

Gardiner joined the Maroons after a season with the GOJHL’s Caledonia Corvairs.

A Chatham-Kent Cyclones and Wheatley Sharks alumni, Gardiner is the second local product this week to commit to Windsor, as Wallaceburg’s Brady Pataki also committed to the Lancers.

They’ll join Thamesville’s Trent Fox who played his first season with Windsor this year. Blenheim Kyle Hope recently finished his final campaign with the school.

Fox, Gardiner, and Pataki all train together at Athletes Fuel in Chatham.

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