For the past decade, James Milks’s desultory search for his holy grail was in vain. The object of the one-time Chelsea — now Aylmer — resident and amateur hockey historian’s quest was the Maclaren Cup, the trophy that for more than 50 years was presented annually to the winners of the Lower Ottawa Hockey Association, a senior league that predated professional hockey.
Scott McClelland. Bruce Deachman / Postmedia In anticipation of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations, the Citizen’s Bruce Deachman has been out in search of Ottawans — 150 of them — to learn their stories of life and death, hope and love, the extraordinary and the everyday. We’ll share one person’s story every day until Canada Day. “As of 2017, I’ve been in sideshow for 25 years.