Ted Higgins made a contribution to sport in Peterborough as an athlete, coach and owner.
Ted started swimming at age 7 under the guidance of Gord Minty. During his teen years he won the Mississauga half-mile swim six consecutive years and at age 49 placed second in this same race.
In the 1962 Ted coached the Peterborough Peewee Hockey Team to the championship at the renowned Quebec International Tournament.
Ted’s lacrosse association started as a member of bantam, midget and juvenile lacrosse. The highlight of Ted’s playing career came in 1961 when his Hastings Legionnaires won the Minto Cup and were Eastern Canada Finalists in 1962. He played 2 years of senior lacrosse with the Brooklin Redmen and then returned to Peterborough in 1964 to reactivate the Peterborough Speedy Erns Seniors as General Manager.
For the next two decades Ted proved his dedication to lacrosse at the junior and senior levels serving as coach, team owner and even bus driver. He was an executive member of the 1971 Peterborough PCO’s – Eastern Canadian Junior Champs — followed by four consecutive Minto Cup titles - 1972 to 1975. Success continued at the senior level with the Peterborough Red Oaks winning the Mann Cup in 1978 and the Eastern Canadian Championship in 1979.
Through the 1980′s and 1990′s, Ted Higgins is responsible for senior lacrosse being played in Peterborough. He is presently President of the Lakers Senior Lacrosse Club.