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DR. A.W. MCPHERSON WEB PORTRAIT

Dr. Angus William McPherson

Dr. McPherson was a competitive athlete in football, hockey and lacrosse.  After his playing career ended, he continued his involvement in local sports in executive capacities.  Angus McPherson captained the 1901 Ontario Rugby Football Union championship team and was secretary-treasurer of the OHA Intermediate Championship team that same year. The year previous McPherson had served […]

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MCLEOD BERT WEB PORTRAIT

Bert McLeod

Born in Collingwood, Bert McLeod was a talented all-round high school athlete. He played on the Collingwood Junior OHA team and was a key defenseman with the Intermediate team winning three championships 1918-1919-1920. He is an inductee of the Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame. Bert moved to Peterborough in 1924 after hockey seasons with the […]

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John J. (Jack) McCabe

Born in Lindsay, Jack came to Peterborough at the age of 4.  The family settled in Ashburnham where Jack lived his whole life. In 1894, at the age of 16, Jack McCabe began his junior field lacrosse career in Peterborough (box lacrosse was not yet started). He had the size, speed and uncanny ability required […]

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MCCABE_Daniel WEB PORTRAIT

Daniel McCabe

In July of 1884, thirteen year old Danny McCabe lost his arm in a saw mill accident. Three years later In 1887, he made his pitching debut with the Ashburnham Astonishers, the start of a 21 year baseball career in which he was the best pitcher and hitter in Peterborough. In 1899, for instance, McCabe […]

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Henry (Harry) LeBrun

Local George Street clothier Harry LeBrun, was the pioneer lacrosse builder who organized and managed Peterborough field lacrosse teams for two decades from 1870s to the late 1880′s. During this era, lacrosse was the most popular sport in Ontario and Peterborough was consistently one of the top teams. The Guildersleeve Cup was the major lacrosse […]

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KING, DR. LIONEL WEB PORTRAIT

Dr. Lionel (Camel) King

Lionel (Camel) King was the biggest star on the Peterborough junior hockey teams that won OHA titles in 1894 and 1895. He also starred in lacrosse and football and was a leading referee in both hockey and lacrosse. In baseball King was a standout second baseman with a .355 batting average (1899). He was the […]

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KENNER_HRH_(Roy) WEB PORTRAIT

Henry Rowe (Roy) Hocking Kenner

H.R.H. Kenner was born on March 28, 1867 in Cornwall, England.  His family emigrated to Canada in 1872.  A graduate (1893) of the University of Toronto he became the founding Principal of the Peterborough Collegiate & Vocational Institute where he served for 35 years (1908-1943) retiring at the age of 76.  In 1952, the Peterborough […]

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AL HECKMAN WEB PORTRAIT

Alvin W. (Al) Heckman

Born January 14, 1898 in Coplay, Pennsylvania, Al Heckman played ball in  Pennsylvania and New Jersey before team manager Jake Solmon brought him to the city in 1922 to play for Peterborough in the Central Ontario Baseball League. In his pitching debut, in front of 2000 local fans at Riverside Park, Heckman pitched a two […]

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George Walford Hatton

George W. Hatton was born in Peterborough on Aug 3, 1856.  He received his primary education in the old Grammar School, the Collegiate Institute, Upper Canada College and Osgoode Hall.  He read law with Sir John A. MacDonald and was called to the Bar in 1880.  He began his law practice as a member of […]

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HARTLEY_Edgerton WEB PORTRAIT

Edgerton (E.J.) Hartley

Edgerton “Edge” Hartley was born in1860 and grew up in Peterborough playing the sports of the day, including cricket.  He spent all of his winter spare time skating on Little Lake or at the Ashburnham rink. In the mid-1880s, after winning medals for fancy skating at carnivals in Peterborough, Port Hope and Campbellford, Hartley was […]

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WILLIAM R. (BILL) GREATRIX WEB PORTRAIT

William R. (Bill) Greatrix

Bill Greatrix was the top local cyclist during the 1880s and 90s when cycling was all the rage. After four electric lights were installed on the PAAA Grounds, bicycling became one of Peterborough’s first nocturnal athletic events. In 1887 Greatrix won the Corby Cup, a significant award, in a five mile race in Belleville. Soon […]

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CHRIS GRAHAM WEB PORTRAIT

Chris Graham

Noteworthy in the 1897 season, was the first appearance of 125 pound, 17-year-old Chris Graham, who would go on to have a diversified and lengthy athletic career in hockey, baseball, lacrosse, football and boxing. Graham was a fine hitter and the first really good catcher that Peterborough had – a position he played from 1899 […]

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ROLLIE GLOVER WEB PORTRAIT

Roland (Rollie) Maxwell Glover

From 1887 to 1906 Rollie Glover would star locally in both hockey and lacrosse. He captained the Peterborough Intermediate team that won the OHA title in 1902. Along with Ernie Wasson, Fred Whitcroft (C) and Chris Graham, he was one of the eight players who won the OHA Intermediate Crown in 1906. Glover served as […]

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DWYER, JOE WEB PORTRAIT

M.J. (Joe) Dwyer

Joe Dwyer succeeded Ernie Wasson as the area’s premier hockey goalie from 1912 to 1926. He was selected for the OHA Junior All-Star team in 1913 and tended goal for Sarnia when they won the OHA Intermediate title in 1916. In 1926, the Peterborough Senior team won the OHA Championship. Dwyer backstopped the team that […]

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DAYMAN, WILLIAM WEB PORTRAIT

William Henry Dayman

Born in Port Hope in 1859, William Henry Dayman was an outstanding, versatile local athlete through the 1880′s. In 1883 he became the captain and pitcher of the Peterborough Silver Star Baseball Team. In 1885 Dayman was the baseball representative on the newly formed PAAA (Peterborough Amateur Athletic Association) which included cricket, baseball, football, boating, […]

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FRANK COLLINS WEB PORTRAIT

Frankie Collins

From 1918 to 1926, Peterborough native Frankie Collins was a star on the local baseball and hockey teams. In 1926 he centred a line with Ace Bailey and Biffer Ranger which won the OHA Senior Championship. In 1933 he was a member of the Canadian team (Toronto Nationals) which won the silver medal at the […]

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W.A. BUCHANAN WEB PORTRAIT

William A. Buchanan

A Peterborough hockey player from 1890 to 1900, he served as OHA Treasurer from 1901 to 1903 and OHA Secretary from 1902 to 1903.  Age was not a factor in determining the category of competition; therefore a junior section may have players of any age range.  At the 1898-99 OHA annual meeting, William Buchanan  introduced […]

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Frederick Whitcroft

  Born in Ireland December 2, 1882, Fred Whitcroft came to Peterborough from Port Perry in 1891 at the age of 9. He played for the Peterborough junior lacrosse and baseball teams and later managed the Excelsiors baseball team of the city league, but his big sport was hockey. He joined the Peterborough Colts junior […]

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