Guy Lafleur And The Boys Knock On Norwood’s Door

Story from the Peterborough Examiner. Norwood is a little town near Peterborough one would drive through if one were to drive from Ottawa to Orillia.

Canadiens alumni

Posted By JEFF DORNAN

Feb. 26, 2010

It was standing room only last Saturday night at the Asphodel Norwood Community Centre as close to 600 people crowed the stands to watch a Montreal Canadiens Alumni hockey team play, or rather trounce, our a team of Norwood Alumni players.

Hockey legends such as Guy Lafleur, Richard Sevigny, Yvon Lambert, Sergio Momesso and Stephane Richer and more took to the Norwood ice for a good-natured and fun game against a group of Norwood’s greats including Tully, Hughes, Heffernan, Smale, Lamey, Rogers and others.

As an added bonus Dennis Anderson from Peterborough and Norwood’s rising sports star Nick Orton had the privilege of donning Habs’ jerseys to play with the Canadiens.

Before the game many guests had the Montreal team busy team signing autographs and posing for pictures.

Diehard Habs fan and Community Centre manager Greg Hartwick, who organized the visit, said “It was a great evening; the Montreal team was exceptional and very accommodating. They are a great bunch of guys.”

During the second intermission, the Norwood coaching staff was forced to call in reinforcements to help with the lopsided score; the senior tyke team took to the ice to play against Montreal.

This group of six and seven year olds did very well and scored two goals against the ex- NHLers, bringing the final score to a slightly more respectable 10 to 3 loss for Norwood.

As a side note, the Montreal alumni team has never lost a game. Norwood is one of only three stops in Ontario that the team will make this year. The team was so impressed by our facility and hospitality that they asked when they might get to come back. So, if you happened to miss them this time, you might just get another opportunity in the future.

4 thoughts on “Guy Lafleur And The Boys Knock On Norwood’s Door”

  1. Hey Dennis,Good to hear Lafleur and Lambert still take part,I told you I was talking to Yvon when I went to see a game at the Bell Centre a couple of years ago.He is still in awesome shape,good guy.Mr. Lafleur I would love to meet,having nlived in Thurso during the late fifties and my older brother playing hockey with him,would make for some good conversation.I won a chance to play with them years ago through Boston Pizza,but I didnt make the final cut.

  2. Derry, my little connection to Thurso is I used to drive through there in my truck delivering to stores around Papineauville and Monticello. The Boston Pizza thing would’ve been cool. Too bad. You could’ve shown some slick moves.

  3. I too lived in Papineauville,although to young to remember anything,the boston pizza thing was a draw,I won the first part of it and got a bunch of prizes but then had my name entered into a provincial draw where I didnt make out so well.I remember you telling me about driving into Thurso and Hawkesbury(where I was born).

  4. i live 35 min. from norwood. my buddy from port dover was there for his son’s hockey tournament the night the old fellows were playing. i went to one of his son’s games on the sat. alas no tickets for the old habs. the cool thing was the habs crest painted at centre ice at the norwood rink. i don’t know if they had an amateur sign writer but it looked like one of your pics of old habs crests which made it tres cooool. i’m sure your dad could have done a better job………… if i was dennis i would have been able to scam tickets.

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