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Fred Mortimer

A talented athlete from childhood, Fred attended King George Public School, where he played soccer and hockey. Described as a speedy, slick, stick handling player,  Fred was the top scorer on the 1946/47 Peterborough Junior Bs.  In 1946 he was offered a try-out contract with Cleveland Barons of the AHL and received an invitation to the 1947 Boston Bruin (NHL) training camp.  Fred played semi pro with the 1948 Akron Americans (CIHL) and later with the 1949 Lake Placid Roamers of the (NY-QHL).  He returned home to play with the Senior B Peterborough Legion winning OHA Senior Group Finals and Ontario Semi-Finals. From 1950-57, Fred played Senior hockey with the McGillis Eagles, Peterborough Petes, and Intermediate A with the Lindsay Muskies, Orono Orphans and Apsley Lions. From 1975-1985, Fred played hockey with the Jeff Purvey Old Timers, winning many tournament championships and MVP awards.  Fred was also a good curler playing from 1985-92 in the Peterborough Curling Club Men’s and Senior League, winning championships in 1987, 1989 and 1992.  He played slo-pitch from 1991-96 in the Peterborough Senior Men’s Slo-Pitch League.  Fred was one of seven  siblings, all good athletes.  He joins his sisters, Dorothy Millar and Gladys Mortimer as the third Mortimer to be inducted into the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame.

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