Peterborough born, Jamie Batley was an all-round good athlete, excelling in every sport that he played. He played football, basketball, and lacrosse at Kenner Collegiate, winning several COSSA lacrosse titles. He played all-star hockey from pee-wee to major midget; was drafted by the Sault Greyhounds and played a few games with the Peterborough Petes. It was the game of lacrosse where Jamie made his mark both as a player and a coach. Starting with a Midget Canadian Lacrosse Championship in 1982, Jamie has amassed an impressive record of provincial, national, and international championships, along with OLA Junior A MVP (1987) and top scoring honours (1986, 1987). He won Minto Cup Championships in 1986 and 1987; was a 1990 World Lacrosse silver medalist and 1994 bronze medalist with the Canadian Field Lacrosse team. A star with the University of Maryland Baltimore County Field Lacrosse team from 1990-1994, he received All American honours in 1993. He played on three NLL teams from 1995-2000; won three Mann Cups as a player in 1995, 1996 with Six Nations and 2004 with Peterborough; was Coach and General Manager of the Peterborough Lakers from 2004 to 2013 winning 5 Mann Cups, 6 Provincial titles, and 10 straight Major Series Lacrosse finals. He was the head coach with the NLL Colorado Mammoth, Chicago Shamrox, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Stealth. Jamie sits 37th in goals, 12th in assists, and 19th in points in Canadian Junior “A” Lacrosse history. Jamie Batley’s tenure as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Peterborough Lakers was one the most successful in the history of Canadian senior men’s lacrosse. Not only was he a great player and coach, but Jamie Batley has been a tremendous ambassador for the game of lacrosse. Jamie joins his uncle Robert “Rock” Batley as an honoured member of the Hall of Fame.
Robert (Rock) Batley
From a 1948 King Edward Public School Outstanding Athlete Award, Rock Batley went on to spend four decades dedicating himself to sports. He played softball, baseball, hockey, lacrosse and two years with the Orfuns Football Club. The highlight of his minor lacrosse career was a Minto Cup Championship with the Mimico Mounties in 1951. In […]More Info
Born in Peterborough, Ben grew up playing lacrosse and hockey. He was a member of the 1956 Nisbett Junior B Ontario Lacrosse Champions and the 1957 UE Juniors, Ontario Champions and Eastern Canadian Finalists. He played for the senior lacrosse team in 1958. He managed the Hastings Legionnaires to the 1961 Minto Cup and coached […]More Info
Henry (Harry) LeBrun
Local George Street clothier Harry LeBrun, was the pioneer lacrosse builder who organized and managed Peterborough field lacrosse teams for two decades from 1870s to the late 1880′s. During this era, lacrosse was the most popular sport in Ontario and Peterborough was consistently one of the top teams. The Guildersleeve Cup was the major lacrosse […]More Info