Hockey

Heather Richardson

Raised in Norwood, Heather was an all round good high school athlete who excelled at every sport she played – volleyball, track, x-country, x-country skiing, basketball (including as a member of the boys team) and badminton. She was an MVP in each sport throughout her high school career. In 93 and 94 she competed at…

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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…

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John Druce

John Druce

Born in 1966 and raised in Peterborough, John Druce began playing minor hockey with St. Alphonsus Church. He moved on to AAA in Pee Wee and was later drafted by the Peterborough Petes in 1984, where he played two seasons. John was selected in the second-round, 40thoverall, in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft by the…

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Edward (Eddie) Redmond

Eddie Redmond was born in Cobalt, Ontario in 1923. Along with his wife May and sons Mick and Dick, he moved to Peterborough in 1953 to become the playing coach for the Senior Petes Hockey Club. This was on the heels of a 7 year professional career that included stops in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Fresno,…

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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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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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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

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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 team…

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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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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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