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Dr. Jack Epping

Jack Epping was born in the United States, but came to Canada at the age of 12 and was prominently involved in sports as a youth. He participated in track and field, was a member of Woodstock’s Canadian Champion Football Team in 1931-32, and was a baseball player of note in Copper Cliff, ON during the 1930s.

As a medical man, he was team physician for city Sr. A and Sr. B lacrosse teams, as well as McGillis Eagles Hockey Club. Epping was much more than that, however, being actively involved in the building of Miller Bowl and helping recruit many outstanding lacrosse players to Peterborough — such as Harry Wipper, Ike Hildebrand, Curly Mason and Moon Wooton. He helped guaranteed job contracts for many players.

Jack was a senior executive in both lacrosse and hockey organizations and helped establish self-sustaining minor player systems which graduated future stars. He was also integrally involved in obtaining financial support for construction of the Memorial Centre.

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