William H. Bradburn was born in Peterborough in 1870. He came from a notable civic minded family who played a role in building Peterborough. William Bradburn served as Peterborough’s 18th Mayor from 1912-1913. On November 28th, 1891 at a meeting called by William Bradburn, the first Peterborough Hockey Team was formed. His 1942 Examiner Obituary declared him the “Father of Hockey” in Peterborough.
Patricia P. (Pat) Bronson
A natural leader, Pat Bronson used speed, agility and talent to excel in sports. As a player and coach, her achievements were numerous. She was a founding member of the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and a member of six provincial championship teams, including the 1992 Senior A Ontario winners. In softball, she won five city […]More Info
Neil E. Wasson
Neil came from an athletic family and built a reputation as a hustling competitor in both softball and hockey. In hockey his first taste of championship play came in 1948 when the Lakefield Bantams went to the OMHA finals. His 1955 Peterborough Petes Jr. B team were Ontario semi-finalists and in 1956 Neil led the […]More Info
Wilfred (Biffer) Ranger
Born in 1902, Biffer Ranger played lacrosse and baseball on Peterborough teams but it was in the ice game where he left his lasting mark. He played baseball for the CGE, where he learned the toolmaking trade, and lacrosse for South End teams. He played junior and intermediate OHA hockey for this city, then went […]More Info