Peterborough native Steve Warr was a standout in minor hockey, playing PCCHL all star from pee wee to juvenile, winning OMHA titles in Midget and Juvenile in 1967 and Juvenile in 1968. He played church league softball and minor lacrosse winning the Ontario Tadpole Lacrosse Championship in 1961. Invited to the 1968 Pete’s training camp, he elected to accept a scholarship to Clarkson College. Steve is considered one of the best two-sport athletes to play at Clarkson. He was Clarkson’s first two-time NCAA All-America hockey defenseman, earning the prestigious award in 1971 and 1972; was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference All Tournament First Team in 1970 and 71; and ECAC First Team in 71 and 72. Anchoring the defense on one of Clarkson’s most successful teams, he tallied 94 points on 21 goals and 73 assists in 94 games. Steve also enjoyed a fine four-year career in lacrosse, earning All-New York State and ICAC honours. The Buffalo Sabres fifth round, 61st selection, in the 1971 NHL draft and a 1972 WHA New England Whalers draft pick, he signed and played with the Ottawa Nationals/Toronto Toros in 1972 and finished his pro career in the AHL with the Jacksonville Barons and Syracuse Eagles. He earned a Masters Degree in 1978 from Clarkson and became actively involved in the Potsdam community, organizing and coaching youth hockey and lacrosse. In 1991 he was recognized by Clarkson College for outstanding professional achievement and contribution to the betterment of his community. He is a member of Kenner Collegiate Hall of Honour. Steve joins his father Herb as an honoured member of the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame.
Roger Neilson, one of hockey’s greatest innovators, has had an outstanding coaching career at the National Hockey League and Major Junior A levels. During his distinguished NHL career, Roger coached seven NHL teams leading the Vancouver Canucks to the Stanley Cup finals in 1982 and the Florida Panthers to the best first year finish ever […]More Info
Aubrey (Dit) Clapper
Aubrey (Dit) Clapper is renowned as the first to play 20 seasons in the National Hockey League. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947, the same day he retired as a player. While he was born in Newmarket and grew up in Hastings, Dit called Peterborough home from 1945 until his […]More Info
W. (Bill) Crowley, Jr.
Few have contributed more to local sport than Bill Crowley, Jr., in capacities as player, coach and official. He was born in Drumheller, AB, grew up in Calgary and moved here in 1946. A speedy, high-scoring forward with Legion and McGillis Eagles teams, he led Eagles’ scoring in 1950-51. His Legion team of 1948-49 won […]More Info