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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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Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson

Born in Liverpool England, Ron arrived in Peterborough in 1968. At that time there were five senior men’s teams and one boy’s team playing in the Durham Youth League. These six teams represented the sole participation of soccer locally. Ron immediately recognized the need to develop the game at the youth level and along with […]

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Stan Marris

Stan Marris

Stan Marris came to Peterborough in 1965. He immediately became involved in the local soccer scene. His first role was as a referee and he soon realized the need for the organization and training of soccer referees at the local level. Stan was one of the founders of both the Peterborough and District Soccer Association […]

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Lionel Ownsworth

Lionel Ownsworth

Lionel Ownsworth immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1956 and has been a permanent fixture on the Peterborough sports scene ever since. He excelled in badminton and soccer and has served as both a coach and a player. He played soccer for many years, winning the Carlings Sportsmanship Award in 1959 and sharing the Peterborough […]

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Peter Vanwensem

Peter Vanwensem

Dutch-born Peter Vanwensem arrived in Peterborough in 1956 and immediately cast his influential shadow on the sport of soccer in Peterborough and district. He played with the Peterborough UEW Soccer Club for 16 seasons, progressing to the administrative level where he has been a leader for four decades. During this period Peter was an active […]

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R. E. (Reg) Fowler

R. E. (Reg) Fowler

Reg Fowler was a low-key athlete who let his outstanding skills speak for themselves. Born in Peterborough in 1934, his abilities as a team player and leader, and his athletic versatility came to the fore early. In high school, Reg played on three COSSA Football Championship Teams in 1948, 1949 and 1950. He was also […]

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Howard (Howie) Dalton

Howard (Howie) Dalton

Like many honourees, Howie Dalton excelled in numerous sports — softball, baseball, track and field and soccer. He starred in all of them during a four-year span in the Canadian Army during World War II, much of it overseas. He played soccer on the army runner-up team, was on the 1944 and 1945 baseball championship […]

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Marvin Buchan

Marvin Buchan

Marv is a city native with above-average soccer ability. However, it is as a coach and instructor that he is best recognized. He played from 1949 well into the 1970s, achieving All-Star status numerous times in the 50s and 60s. He coached Eastern Ontario regional teams from 1973 through 1977 in Ontario Summer Games (bronze […]

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Ben McMaster

Ben McMaster

Ben McMaster learned the rudiments of soccer in England, where he was born, and played semi-pro before coming to Canada at age 22, in 1929. For the next 18 years, he played with CGE teams and was captain for 12, player-manager for two. In 1931, he set a league scoring record of 61 goals and, […]

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