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Tanner Glass

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Arriving in a new city can be tricky for a professional hockey player because you never know how neighbours will react.

Just ask Winnipeg Jets' forward Tanner Glass.

Glass and his wife live in a house in a Winnipeg suburb and on Saturday they got a knock on their door. A young boy was holding a plate of cookies and a Jets jersey.

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"I just met the little guy, signed a jersey and he gave me some cookies that he just made that morning," Glass recalled Monday as the Jets prepared to meet the Edmonton Oilers. "It was really nice. It wasn't intrusive at all. I was glad to do it."

How did the cookies taste: "They were fantastic".

But on Sunday a couple of other kids came by offering to clear Glass's driveway. He was thrilled with the offer since he had people coming over that night and wanted the driveway cleared.

"They said 'We want to shovel your driveway, not now but can we shovel it later?'," Glass said. He agreed.

But the kids never returned.

"I waited a couple of hours," he said. "So I went out and shoveled."

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