Report: Habs Stanley Cup ring found in river

Elmer Lach. Paul Chiasson/CP

An eight-year-old boy has found a Montreal Canadiens 1945-46 Stanley Cup ring belonging to Hall of Famer Elmer Lach, according to Le Journal De Quebec.

Anthony Theriault, from New Bruinswick, apparently found the ring in the Restigouche River, which flows across the northwestern part of the province of New Brunswick and the southeastern part of Quebec.

Lach tallied 13 goals and 34 assists in 50 games during the 1945-46 season. He added five goals and 12 assists in nine games en route to the club’s sixth Stanley Cup (fourth since 1927).

During the 1952-53 season, Lach scored the Cup-winning goal in overtime — marking his third and final Stanley Cup with the Canadiens.

Now 96 years old, Lach retired in 1954 as the league’s all-time leading scorer, tallying 623 points in 664 regular-season games.

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