Hockey and Steel: Blade makers win top Lion’s Lair prize

The simple idea of making a well-used product better proved to be what the Lions were looking for.

RZR Skate Blades, a trio of Hamiltonians who designed and manufacture a hockey blade that’s stronger than the typical blade, won the top prize at the Lion’s Lair gala Thursday night. Brothers Mike and Chris Verticchio and Nick Montecchia won a total of $63,000 in services to advance their budding business.

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