Born in Keene in 1883, Jack Millar played in the OHA with Norwood from 1900 to 1915 with two seasons in the professional ranks – Edmonton in 1908 and the Renfrew Creamery Kings of the National Hockey Association (dubbed the Millionaires) in the 1909-1910 season. He played on the 1908 Edmonton Pros, Alberta Professional Hockey League Championship team that challenged the Montreal Wanderers for the Stanley Cup. The “ramped up” team included “an all-time high for ringers” with Peterborough’s Fred Whitcroft being the only regular season player. They lost to Montreal 13-10 in a two game total points series, but Whitcroft, Lester Patrick (Peterborough’s Bill Crowley Sr.’s replacement), Didier Petre, Tom Phillips and Harold McNamara (Millar’s replacement) all eventually were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. After a season in Renfrew Jack returned to Alberta to play for the Stettler Hockey Club. He died in July of 1944.
Wilfred R. (Ray) Harding
This native of Douro Township had a brilliant 16-year career as a goaltender for Peterborough hockey teams at all levels. In his heyday, Ray Harding was regarded as one of the finest amateur netminders in Ontario. This diminutive goalie began his career in the OHA at age 17, with Peterborough Juniors in 1936. Two years […]More Info
Michael E. (Mickey) Redmond
Michael Edward (Mickey) Redmond was six years old when his family moved to Peterborough from Kirkland Lake, so most of his hockey skills were learned here. His father, Eddie, was a senior player who came to Peterborough to coach and play with the Sr. B team. Mickey was an exceptional talent who played his junior […]More Info
Isobel M. (Izzy) Nichols
Born in Peterborough and raised on a farm in Keene, Isobel Nichols was a good athlete in many sports. She won three provincial titles in softball with Lakefield Kingdon Lumber under Bobby Crowe; two with the Cobourg Angels and three in women’s hockey. She played and coached in the Peterborough Girls Hockey Association and played […]More Info