The Glengarry News

Seniors top the world

- Files from Dave MacDonald

The Seaway Blades hockey team ran the table with five victories to capture the CARHA Wold Cup, at the April 3-10 tournament in Windsor.

In all, the event featured 134 teams from 14 countries, in age groups from 19 through 70.

The Blades, a 60+ squad, opened with a 7-2 win over Newmarket. Game two was a 6-0 shutout of the Michigan Sting. Next it was a 7-2 triumph over a group from Switzerlan­d.

With a 3-0 record for tops in their pool, the team advanced to take on the Kanata Oldtimers in a semifinal, where the Blades prevailed 4-1.

The championsh­ip tilt pitted two undefeated teams, Seaway and Sweden’s Hammarby IF 60, against each other, and it was a tight one, befitting a final.

At the end of regulation time, the contest was knotted at 0-0.

In the first overtime period, at 2:24, Peter Lascelle drove home the winner, assisted by Pat Maloney and Dave MacDonald.

Goaltender­s Dave Alguire of the Blades and Robert Nyqvist of Hammarby IF were presented game MVP honours, after proving to everyone in attendance the passion and skill they both brought to the ice.

Cornwall’s Pat Maloney was the leading scorer in the 8-team division, with 10 points (3 goals and 7 assists).

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