Recognizing Hamilton’s amateur athletes and teams
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.
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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.