Advanced Search: INDUCTEES

Close Search

Ben McMaster

Ben McMaster learned the rudiments of soccer in England, where he was born, and played semi-pro before coming to Canada at age 22, in 1929. For the next 18 years, he played with CGE teams and was captain for 12, player-manager for two.

In 1931, he set a league scoring record of 61 goals and, two years later, he astounded everyone by scoring 76, a record which still stands. Ben played on all of the All-Star and City representative teams of his era.

Never one to waste time or effort, McMaster served as President of the Peterborough and District Football Association for 1 1/2 years – 1933-34 – while recovering from a broken leg. He finally retired as a player in 1949 but helped coach and referee for three or four more years.

His collection of soccer awards is too lengthy to mention. However, it should be noted that his team earned an average of two awards annually during his playing career.

Similar Inductees

Marvin Buchan

Marvin Buchan

Marv is a city native with above-average soccer ability. However, it is as a coach and instructor that he is best recognized. He played from 1949 well into the 1970s, achieving All-Star status numerous times in the 50s and 60s. He coached Eastern Ontario regional teams from 1973 through 1977 in Ontario Summer Games (bronze […]

More Info
Lionel Ownsworth

Lionel Ownsworth

Lionel Ownsworth immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1956 and has been a permanent fixture on the Peterborough sports scene ever since. He excelled in badminton and soccer and has served as both a coach and a player. He played soccer for many years, winning the Carlings Sportsmanship Award in 1959 and sharing the Peterborough […]

More Info
R. E. (Reg) Fowler

R. E. (Reg) Fowler

Reg Fowler was a low-key athlete who let his outstanding skills speak for themselves. Born in Peterborough in 1934, his abilities as a team player and leader, and his athletic versatility came to the fore early. In high school, Reg played on three COSSA Football Championship Teams in 1948, 1949 and 1950. He was also […]

More Info