Lorne Rose born in Peterborough in 1896, was a local star in baseball and hockey during the 1920′s. He was the pitcher of record for the Peterborough team that won the 1920 Central Ontario Baseball League Championship. This team also included his brother Abraham Raymond “Abbie” Rose. During the winter months of 1922 to 1927, Lorne played in the Western and Prairie Hockey Leagues with the Saskatoon Crescents, Saskatoon Sheiks, Regina Capitals and the Moose Jaw Warriors. He played alongside some of the early hockey greats like Newsy Lalonde, Johnny Metz, Bill Cook and George Hainsworth.
William Ernest (Ernie) Wasson
Ernie Wasson of Warsaw began his lengthy hockey career in Peterborough in 1895. He would be the goaltender on three provincial championship teams (1895, 1902 and 1906) and starred in lacrosse, soccer and cycling as well. In 1896, the “Great Bicycle Race” was the highlight of the summer cycling season. Thirty top local riders started […]More Info
Don Gray demonstrated the classic spirit of the volunteer in sports in Peterborough, working tirelessly for more than 20 years to give youngsters the opportunity to play softball and hockey. Don did not seek the spotlight while promoting participation, fair play and sportsmanship for generations of boys and girls. Don did it all, from coaching, […]More Info
Keith (Monty) Montgomery was a fast, rugged, high scoring defenceman who electrified the fans with his stick-handling, skating and exciting style of hockey. Monty began his junior career with the Lakefield Legionnaires in 1946. In the 1947 season he played with the Peterborough Junior B Oddfellows and in the 1948-49 season he divided his time […]More Info