Tara Medeiros of Taunton was in her backyard Tuesday when she saw something strange blow into her backyard.

"I thought it was trash at first, but it looks like it was kept in a wallet for 18 years," she said.

She found a ticket to the Beanpot hockey tournament. The Beanpot is one of the oldest tournaments in Boston sports. In fact, the tournament is celebrating a 70th season of hockey teams from Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University and Northeastern University have squared off for bragging rights in the city of Boston.

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Interestingly enough, the ticket was not for this year's tournament, which kicked off Monday night at TD Garden. It was for the consolation and championship games played back in 2005.

All things considered, the ticket was in relatively good shape. The loge and seat numbers were still clearly visible, as well as the ticket price: $34.

What caught Medeiros' eye was the date: Valentine's Day.

"The date made me think it might be sentimental to someone if they lost it," she said. "I'm a girl that's desperate to know that there is still true love in this world."

Medeiros said she looks for signs from the universe to guide her down the right path.

"I'm not sure if someone lost the ticket or if someone finally threw the ticket away after 18 years. Recently divorced after nearly 20 years, I could understand both scenarios."

Medeiros said she, too, had to throw away some sentimental items.

"I'd been holding onto those things for years," she said. "I'm still hopeful that true love exists."

Medeiros said if the ticket holder is out there and wants it back, they can send her a Facebook message and she'll put it in the mail.

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