Dubbed by the Examiner as the “prince of point men”, Walter J. Montgomery was Peterborough’s first hockey captain (1891), a position he held for seven years. He was a member of the 1894 and 1895 Ontario Hockey Association Junior Champions. Along with being recognized as one of the province’s best hockey players, “Monty” was an ardent cricketeer for 15 years, a football player and the town’s lawn tennis champion in 1895 and 1896. During his Peterborough years he was an executive member of both the local Maple Leaf Cricket Club and the Victoria’s Cycle Club. Walter Montgomery worked for the Ontario Bank and left Peterborough to become an accountant in the Port Arthur branch in 1898. A banquet was held in his honour where many prominent citizens of the day spoke of his contribution to sports in Peterborough.
I. C. (Mick) Magee
Mick Magee is a sporting institution in Peterborough, yet virtually no one, including his many teammates, know him by his proper moniker: Isaiah Clinton Magee. Born in Omemee in 1910, he achieved stardom in three sports, not to mention the numerous awards he earned swimming, diving and weightlifting. He spent many youthful hours at the […]More Info
Alan M. (Al) Menzies
An above-average athlete in many sports, Al was particularly outstanding in baseball. Born in 1928, his earliest triumphs came in softball; he was a catcher for the Southend Trojans, City Junior Champs. The same season, he also played for the Southend team in the City Baseball League and earned the Fred Craig Memorial Trophy as […]More Info
When lacrosse is discussed among old-timers, the name of Ira Dundas immediately comes to mind. He helped start the Auburn Box Lacrosse Club and starred for many years. He was all-around athlete, a standout in many sports. Ira was a member of the Ontario Sr. B lacrosse teams from 1938 through 1947, a star player […]More Info