Early on in his lacrosse career, Dave was a forward but at the age of 16, he switched to goaltender. In his first year as goaltender for the St. Andrews Ironmen, he drew the attention of other coaches in the league. The following year he was invited to a Cornwall Celtics try-out. The Celtics were building a powerhouse and at the age of 17 he became their starting goaltender.
In his first year, (1969) he and Ray Martin earned the League's Top Goaltender Award and Dave had the lowest GAA (10.60) in the province of Ontario. After losing locally to the Morrisburg Mets, Dave was asked to play for them in the Provincial Finals.
In 1970, the Cornwall Celtics became the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse Champions.
Dave also enjoyed success playing hockey as a goaltender, and later as a coach. He began coaching in the Cornwall Township (South Stormont) Minor Hockey Association in 1972. In 1973-1974 he coached the Cornwall Township Midget Flyers team to the associations first ever ODMHA title, this team was enshrined in the South Stormont Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. He retired from coaching in 2003, and was chosen as Coach of the Year on three separate occasions, to this day, Dave continues to play hockey as goaltender.
Dave Alguire accepting from Sharon McCullough.