It was a dream come true for an 86-year-old Peterborough man, who got the chance to touch hockey’s holy grail Friday.
Keith Alton, a resident at Riverview Manor in Peterborough, got to hoist the Stanley Cup over his head Friday.
Speaking to 680News, he said it was something he never thought would happen.
“I dreamt of it as a boy, when I was a boy I used to dream about the Stanley Cup and now I’ve been able to see it,” Alton said. “I’m going to be 87 in July, it’s quite a thing.”
The Cup is in Peterborough for Scotiabank’s Hockey Day in Canada.
Area residents, along with former NHL players, are in the city to mark the occasion near the Lift Locks.
At the same time, thousands of kids are also taking part in a major weekend-long tournament in the city this weekend.