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 Welland Intermediates and the Toronto Varsity Seniors. His first practice here was on the canal by the Lift Lock. He played three seasons in Peterborough and was a standout defenseman on the 1926 team that won the OHA provincial championship. In 1927 Bert turned pro with the Kansas City Play-Mors of the American Hockey Association, winning two championships in 1930 and 1933 and reaching the AHA finals in 1931. He ended his pro career in 1934 with the Philadelphia Arrows. For seven seasons Bert would leave Peterborough and his pharmacy business to travel to the USA to play hockey. The community was happy to have Bert return to Peterborough where his pharmacy McLeod’s Drug Store was a fixture at the corner of Park and Albert for many years. He was a well-known, highly respected businessman. Locals claim he served the best ice cream cones in the city.
Walter (Scuddy) Phelan
Walter Phelan was one of the original seven players on Peterborough’s first official hockey team in 1891. From then until 1898 he was a slick centre in both hockey and lacrosse specializing in face-offs and playmaking. Phelan was considered by the then team president, Dr. Kenner, as “ a truly unselfish player and Peterborough’s most […]More Info
Growing up in Peterborough, Larry Floyd was one of the most talented athletes of his generation. A standout in both hockey and lacrosse, he was Rookie of the Year, Top Scorer and MVP with the 1978-79 Peterborough OHA Junior Bees, posting 118 points in 43 games; was a member of the 78-79 Memorial Cup Champion […]More Info
Growing up in Peterborough, Larry experimented with many different sports. Starting hockey late (age 13), he advanced quickly through Peewee house league to All-Star at Bantam, Midget and Juvenile where he played in the Ontario finals in 1972 and 1973. He played Junior B hockey for Peterborough in 1973-74 and Junior C with Cobourg Cougars […]More Info