Lo­cal He­roes

Rec­og­niz­ing Hamil­ton’s am­a­teur ath­letes and teams

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

TEAMS OF THE WEEK: BURGDORF OLD KYBURGERS AND THE HAMIL­TON MOLSON CANA­DI­ANS

After warm­ing up with a cou­ple of games against their old friends — the Hamil­ton Molson Cana­di­ans — the vis­it­ing Swiss Burgdorf Old Kyburgers went on to win the 36-team Week­end Tour­na­ment in Ni­a­gara Falls this past week­end.

The Hamil­ton team met the old-timers from Burgdorf four years ago in Switzer­land and played them later in a tour­na­ment in Ravens­burg, Ger­many.

The two teams got to­gether in Hamil­ton for two games last week at the Mo­hawk Quad be­fore Burgdorf moved on and won all four of their games in the 40-plus divi­sion in Ni­a­gara Falls.

The lo­cal squad even pre­sented their own ver­sion of a Cup, pre­sented to the Swiss team by white-gloved am­bas­sadors Tony O’Grady and Steve Kalo­ti­nis, as a sym­bol of the in­ter­na­tional friend­ship hockey can pro­vide.

Lo­cal He­roes cel­e­brates the ac­com­plish­ments of lo­cal am­a­teur ath­letes- ei­ther in­di­vid­u­als or teams. If you know any Lo­cal He­roes, send submissions (de­tails plus a photo) to: lo­cal­heroes@thes­pec.com. (The photo needs to be a large file size of more than 500kb.)

SUB­MIT­TED PHO­TOS

Mem­bers of the Burgdorf Old Kyburgers from Switzer­land and their hosts, the Hamil­ton Molson Cana­di­ans, get to­gether after an ex­hi­bi­tion game in Hamil­ton last week be­fore the Burgdorf team headed off to Ni­a­gara Falls and won an old-timer’s tour­na­ment.

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