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Jets fans show Glass love, give back his glove

Tanner Glass of the Winnipeg Jets. FILE PHOTO: John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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In baseball when an opposing team hits a home run, fans will often toss the ball back on to the field in disgust. Not so in hockey, at least when it comes to the Winnipeg Jets and Tanner Glass' glove.

During Wednesday's game at the MTS Centre against the Dallas Stars, Glass got into a shoving match with the Stars' Adam Burish. When Burish then started kicking Glass' glove down the ice, Glass went after him. So Burish picked up the glove and tossed it into the stands, sparking another round of fighting and sending both players off for penalties.

"I was asking the penalty box official, 'have you seen the glove?'," Glass recalled Friday. "He said 'Yeah', I guess it came right back over."

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Some fan had quickly returned the glove, tossing it back on to the ice for officials to grab. Glass said he took the gesture as a good sign, unlike baseball's response to home runs. "I guess people knew I wanted it back," he said.

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Paul Waldie has been an award-winning journalist with The Globe and Mail for more than 10 years. He has won three National Newspaper Awards for business coverage and been nominated for a Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism. He has also won a Sports Media Canada award for sports writing and authored a best-selling biography of the McCain family. More

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