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Remembering a Legend

On April 22, 2022, Guy Lafleur passed away at the age of 70. The hockey world came together to celebrate the legacy and impact of one of the game's greatest players (see the touching pre-game ceremony by the Montreal Canadiens). Guy Lafleur played 14 seasons with the Canadiens, winning five Stanley Cups and remains, to this day, the team's all-time scoring leader. 

We cherish our own memories of the Hockey Hall of Famer who played a part in the 2004 CARHA Hockey World Cup in Ottawa. CARHA Hockey President Mike Peski remembers Guy for his generous spirit and dedication to his fans. 

"Growing up as a young Canadian hockey player and a fan of all-star Guy Lafleur, it was common to see #10 jerseys on young kids at the ODRs and in street hockey games. It was an honour to meet and work with Guy at the 2004 CARHA Hockey World Cup in Ottawa. Guy served as our Honourary Chairperson, and he was professional and kind to our staff, volunteers and his willingness to interact with our participants for hours at our socials was commendable. Guy's appearance at our Opening Meet & Greet was supposed to be a pleasant surprise for our attendees. He was scheduled to enter the social carrying our World Cup trophy at a predetermined hour in the evening. Guy, being the professional that he was, showed up an hour and a half early. So there we were, rushing to hide legend Guy Lafleur in a hotel room at the Westin Ottawa until he was to enter."

Our thoughts are with the family, friends, teammates, and fans of the hockey legend.