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Walter (Scuddy) Phelan

Walter Phelan was one of the original seven players on Peterborough’s first official hockey team in 1891. From then until 1898 he was a slick centre in both hockey and lacrosse specializing in face-offs and playmaking. Phelan was considered by the then team president, Dr. Kenner, as “ a truly unselfish player and Peterborough’s most reliable man”.  After leaving the area in 1898 he became a hockey and lacrosse coach at an athletic club near Pittsburgh, USA.

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Lee Vitarelli

Lee Vitarelli

The Vitarelli name in Peterborough is synonymous with lacrosse. So it is natural that when Lee was born September 13, 1949, it helped extend the family legacy in the sport to more than 60 years. His father Lou and uncles, Ned and Dootch were outstanding players who were known throughout the local sports community. It […]

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Jim (JJ) Johnston

Jim (JJ) Johnston

Jim (J.J.) Johnston, from a Peterborough family of athletes, made a lasting mark in both lacrosse and hockey. A prolific lacrosse scorer known for his stick wizardry, Jim led Peterborough Junior Teams to three Minto Cups from 1972 to 1974 and played on Mann Cup Championship teams in 1976 in New Westminster and in 1978, […]

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Frederick Whitcroft

  Born in Ireland December 2, 1882, Fred Whitcroft came to Peterborough from Port Perry in 1891 at the age of 9. He played for the Peterborough junior lacrosse and baseball teams and later managed the Excelsiors baseball team of the city league, but his big sport was hockey. He joined the Peterborough Colts junior […]

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