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JIM FIFE WEB PORTRAIT

Jim Fife

Jim Fife was a good all round athlete growing up in Norwood. He played hockey, softball, football and basketball, winning a 1962 COSSA Junior B Basketball Championship, scoring a record 34 points in a single game.  He was an OMHA Bantam D and Midget D finalist in 1958 and 1960 and was invited to the […]

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ERNIE WASSON PORTRAIT

William Ernest (Ernie) Wasson

Ernie Wasson of Warsaw began his lengthy hockey career in Peterborough in 1895.  He would be the goaltender on three provincial championship teams (1895, 1902 and 1906) and starred in lacrosse, soccer and cycling as well. In 1896, the “Great Bicycle Race” was the highlight of the summer cycling season.  Thirty top local riders started […]

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LORNE ROSE WEB PORTRAIT

Lawrence (Lorne) Rose

Lorne Rose born in Peterborough in 1896, was a local star in baseball and hockey during the 1920′s. He was the pitcher of record for the Peterborough team that won the 1920 Central Ontario Baseball League Championship.  This team also included his brother Abraham Raymond “Abbie” Rose.  During the winter months of 1922 to 1927, […]

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WALTER SCUDDY PHELAN WEB PORTRAIT

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 […]

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MILLER, WALTER WEB PORTRAIT

Walter (Gid) Miller

Walter Miller born 1887 in Peterborough, started his hockey career in 1904 playing for the Charlotte Street Methodist Church Guild Team. From 1906 to1907 he played for the local intermediate and senior teams.  He moved to the pro ranks when acquired by Brantford of the Ontario Professional Hockey League (known as the Trolley League) in […]

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Millar_Jack_Hay_WEB PORTRAIT

John James “Jack/Hay” Millar

Born in Keene in 1883, Jack Millar played in the OHA with Norwood from 1900 to 1915 with two seasons in the professional ranks – Edmonton in 1908 and the Renfrew Creamery Kings of the National Hockey Association (dubbed the Millionaires) in the 1909-1910 season. He played on the 1908 Edmonton Pros, Alberta Professional Hockey […]

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DR. A.W. MCPHERSON WEB PORTRAIT

Dr. Angus William McPherson

Dr. McPherson was a competitive athlete in football, hockey and lacrosse.  After his playing career ended, he continued his involvement in local sports in executive capacities.  Angus McPherson captained the 1901 Ontario Rugby Football Union championship team and was secretary-treasurer of the OHA Intermediate Championship team that same year. The year previous McPherson had served […]

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MCLEOD BERT WEB PORTRAIT

Bert McLeod

Born in Collingwood, Bert McLeod was a talented all-round high school athlete. He played on the Collingwood Junior OHA team and was a key defenseman with the Intermediate team winning three championships 1918-1919-1920. He is an inductee of the Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame. Bert moved to Peterborough in 1924 after hockey seasons with the […]

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HATTON_George WEB PORTRAIT

George Walford Hatton

George W. Hatton was born in Peterborough on Aug 3, 1856.  He received his primary education in the old Grammar School, the Collegiate Institute, Upper Canada College and Osgoode Hall.  He read law with Sir John A. MacDonald and was called to the Bar in 1880.  He began his law practice as a member of […]

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ROLLIE GLOVER WEB PORTRAIT

Roland (Rollie) Maxwell Glover

From 1887 to 1906 Rollie Glover would star locally in both hockey and lacrosse. He captained the Peterborough Intermediate team that won the OHA title in 1902. Along with Ernie Wasson, Fred Whitcroft (C) and Chris Graham, he was one of the eight players who won the OHA Intermediate Crown in 1906. Glover served as […]

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DWYER, JOE WEB PORTRAIT

M.J. (Joe) Dwyer

Joe Dwyer succeeded Ernie Wasson as the area’s premier hockey goalie from 1912 to 1926. He was selected for the OHA Junior All-Star team in 1913 and tended goal for Sarnia when they won the OHA Intermediate title in 1916. In 1926, the Peterborough Senior team won the OHA Championship. Dwyer backstopped the team that […]

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FRANK COLLINS WEB PORTRAIT

Frankie Collins

From 1918 to 1926, Peterborough native Frankie Collins was a star on the local baseball and hockey teams. In 1926 he centred a line with Ace Bailey and Biffer Ranger which won the OHA Senior Championship. In 1933 he was a member of the Canadian team (Toronto Nationals) which won the silver medal at the […]

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W.A. BUCHANAN WEB PORTRAIT

William A. Buchanan

A Peterborough hockey player from 1890 to 1900, he served as OHA Treasurer from 1901 to 1903 and OHA Secretary from 1902 to 1903.  Age was not a factor in determining the category of competition; therefore a junior section may have players of any age range.  At the 1898-99 OHA annual meeting, William Buchanan  introduced […]

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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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FIFE, MURRAY PORTRAIT

Walter (Murray) Fife

Born in Asphodel Township, Murray Fife was a gifted hockey player. He joined the Marmora/Stirling Combines Jr. B team for the 1943-44 season and then played Junior B for Hastings in the Trent Valley League in 1944-45. He went on to play for the Junior A Barrie Flyers, and senior for the Owen Sound Mercury’s […]

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FLOYD, LARRY PORTRAIT (1)

Larry Floyd

Growing up in Peterborough, Larry Floyd was one of the most talented athletes of his generation. A standout in both hockey and lacrosse, he was Rookie of the Year, Top Scorer and MVP with the 1978-79 Peterborough OHA Junior Bees, posting 118 points in 43 games; was a member of the 78-79 Memorial Cup Champion […]

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John Percy R. Bond

John Percy R. Bond

A native of Cobourg, Percy came to the city in 1910.  He was prominent in local business and sporting circles. He played defence for the local Intermediate and Senior OHA teams. He became actively associated with the executive of the Peterborough Hockey Club including the 1926 OHA Senior Champions.  From 1917-1922 he was an OHA […]

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Fred D. (Josh) Craig

Fred D. (Josh) Craig

From 1906 until 1930, Fred Craig was an influential local sportswriter and editor with the Peterborough Examiner writing under the pen-name ‘FDC’. More than a reporter and scorer, he was considered as part of the team. In his younger years Craig was a semi-pro baseball player, a football player and a coach of minor softball, […]

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BRADBURN, WILLIAM HERBERT FOR WEB

William Herbert Bradburn

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 […]

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Steve Warr

Steve Warr

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, […]

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