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.
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.