Born in Peterborough, a WW2 Veteran, Gerry spent a lifetime in the service of his community. He fulfilled many roles during his tenure in minor hockey in Peterborough and Keene. He was responsible for negotiating the amalgamation of the Peterborough Minor Hockey Association and the Peterborough Community Church Hockey League into the Peterborough Minor Hockey Council, so the best players could represent the city in competition and served as President for many terms. He was instrumental in reviving the Junior B team in the late 1970s. Gerry was a long time OMHA Rep for Peterborough and was on the OMHA Executive from 1979 to 1986. He was in charge of all referees officiating OMHA games in Eastern Ontario. As an OMHA Director, he travelled many times to Europe with touring minor hockey teams. He was co-organizer of the Labatt’s Men’s Invitational Tournament becoming one of the largest of its kind in Ontario. In 1981 Gerry was awarded the PMHC Life Membership Award “In recognition of many years of unselfish service to minor hockey.” Gerry’s untimely death in 1986 at age 61, was a major loss to local minor hockey and the OMHA. He was highly respected and recognized as a dedicated hardworking volunteer for minor hockey. Many awards have been named in his honour including the PMHC President’s Award; Labatt’s Men’s Invitational Hockey Tournament renamed the Gerry Carey Memorial; and the annual Midget Tournament of Champions Scholarship Award.
D. J. (Doug) Gibson
Coming from an athletic family, it is no surprise that Doug Gibson developed into a very good hockey player. He came up through Church League and Jr. B ranks to play three Jr. A seasons with the Petes, breaking Mickey Redmond’s goal-scoring mark and competing in the 1972 Memorial Cup final. As a pro, Doug […]More Info
Walter (Gid) Miller
Walter Miller born 1887 in Peterborough, started his hockey career in 1904 playing for the Charlotte Street Methodist Church Guild Team. From 1906 to1907 he played for the local intermediate and senior teams. He moved to the pro ranks when acquired by Brantford of the Ontario Professional Hockey League (known as the Trolley League) in […]More Info
Harold (Shrimp) McDougall
Harold McDougall began his hockey career as a member of the late L.S. LeBarr’s Lakeview team in the City League. Because he was just 14 years old, McDougall earned the nick-name ‘Shrimp’, but his skating acceleration and tricky stick-handling made him a star among much older players. Later, he became a member of the Peterborough […]More Info