PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A scuba-diving treasure hunter who found an American Hockey League Hall of Fame ring in one of New York’s Finger Lakes is returning it to its owner.
Gary Gavurnik, of Auburn, New York, plans to return the prized ring to former AHL star Dick Gamble on Monday. Gavurnik found it with a metal detector in Canandaigua (kan-un-DAY’-gwuh) Lake over the Fourth of July weekend.
The 88-year-old Canadian-born Gamble starred for the AHL’s Rochester Americans and retired early in the 1969-70 season. He was inducted into the AHL Hall of Fame in 2007.
Instead of wearing the ring, though, he gave it to his son, Craig, who wore it every day for seven years before losing it in the lake. He never told his dad and ordered a replacement.
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