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Oldtimers bring home the hardware

The Windsor Oldtimers 60+ and 70+ men's hockey teams each won gold at the Michigan Senior Olympics Friday.

Back Row Left to Right: Mark Hicks, Tom Rennie, Dan Beatty, Scott McPherson, Ron Lyons, Kevin Holmes, Wayne DeRozario Front Row Left to Right: Gary Ferra, Rod Isbister, Bob Booker, Bob White, Hal Kersey, Brian Fahringer

"It was very exciting." said Bob Booker, captain of the 60+ team. "It was a long event. Three days. Two games a day. For people our in our age group it takes an effort to get there."

Despite the optics of a 4-1 win over the Metro Detroit Senior Glass in the final, Booker says it was a close 2-1 game with a couple of empty netters. Rod Isbister led the team offensively scoring ten goals. Goaltender Bob White, who posted one shutout, allowed five goals in the six games to earn team MVP of the tournament honours.

First row, L to R, Keith Simison, Howie Marjerrison, John Butterfield, Terry Fink, Harry Hodgson, Skip McMahon. Standing L to R, Tom Scott, Bill Ruiter, Etienne Rail, Henry Verhoeven, Bert Poulin, Rod Godard, Jim Chase & Paul Boyce. Missing Tom Kelly, Pat Laferte, Gary Rennie & Dale Larson

The 70+ team beat the Detroit Sheehan Wheels 7-0. Bill Ruiter was named their team's tournament MVP.

"It was a fun and enjoyable experience. Very fortunate that I can participate in events like this." said Booker, who looks forward to the opportunity for both teams to defend their title next year.

Above: Ruiter accepting MVP, Booker with championship trophy and White earning MVP.


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