Boxing

Pat Devlin

Pat Devlin first walked into the Peterborough Midtown Boxing Club in 1976 at the age of 15. He went on to a successful career of 105 fights with 86 wins in the lightweight, lightwelterweight and welterweight divisions. He was a silver medalist at the 1978 Ontario Winter Games; the Ontario Provincial Open Class Champion gold…

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Bill Cridland

Bill Cridland

Bill Cridland had a major influence on the sport of amateur boxing, as an athlete and official and has left a lasting legacy. Bill took up boxing in 1946 at the age of 19 while in the British Army. He emigrated to Canada and arrived in Peterborough in 1951. Since then, this dedicated volunteer has…

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Louis (Lou) Nickle

Lou Nickel

Lou came to Peterborough to play junior lacrosse in 1951. Invited as a replacement player after his team was eliminated, Lou led Mimico to the Canadian Championship, the Minto Cup. The next season Lou joined Peterborough’s senior team, the Timbermen, and helped them to three Canadian Championships in succession. In 1952, playing Vancouver in Toronto’s…

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Gordon L. Beatty

Gord Beatty

Gord was a member of the Peterborough Collegiate (PCI) Senior football team that won the Central Ontario School Association title in 1941. His three-touchdown performance in the championship game lead PCI to a 28-1 defeat of Owen Sound. Gord entered the military and played football with the Royal Canadian Air Force Hurricanes. A teammate, Jake…

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Fred Garvey

Fred Garvey

Sport, especially baseball and softball, was an important part of Fred Garvey’s life. He was a fine example of hustle, determination and team play. As a youth, he was a catcher in softball and forward in hockey for Immaculate Conception teams that won titles in peewee and bantam Church League competition. After serving in the…

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J. E. (Jackie) Dugan

Jackie Dugan started his pugilistic career locally, but soon went on to make a name for himself at provincial and national levels. He was described by sportswriters of the day as showing “lots of class and… stepping circles around his opponents.” He fought 105 bouts as an amateur and lost only ten. In 46 professional…

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Harold E. Jones

Harold E. Jones is a Peterborough native who was a prominent boxer, and also one who helped develop numerous others of note in the sport. He began boxing at age 15 for the Riverview Boxing Club which staged bouts at Miller Bowl. He joined the navy in 1942 and became Canadian Navy Welterweight Champ in…

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Ira Dundas

When lacrosse is discussed among old-timers, the name of Ira Dundas immediately comes to mind. He helped start the Auburn Box Lacrosse Club and starred for many years. He was all-around athlete, a standout in many sports. Ira was a member of the Ontario Sr. B lacrosse teams from 1938 through 1947, a star player…

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