Hockey

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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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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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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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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Growing up in Peterborough, Ken attended King George Public School, playing on the school teams in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s.  For over 80 years, Ken Withers has been actively involved in playing, coaching and organizing sports in the City of Peterborough.  This versatile athlete played many sports.  While serving in the army during…

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Harry Walsh was considered a pioneer in the development of minor sports in  the City of Peterborough. He served on the YMCA Boys Work Board for many years; an organization established in the early 1930s to provide recreation opportunities for youth in the community. Harry was one of the founding members of the Peterborough Community…

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Clinton (Jan) Magee

As a youth Jan Magee was an all-round good athlete. He played Church League Hockey pee-wee to midget; Peterborough Minor Baseball winning the 1965 Ontario Pee-Wee Baseball Championship; was on the swimming and diving team at the YMCA; played minor lacrosse for Bridgenorth and Peterborough and five years of basketball and football at PCVS.  Lacrosse…

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Born in Peterborough, a WW2 Veteran, Gerry spent a lifetime in the service of his community. He fulfilled many roles during his tenure in minor hockey in Peterborough and Keene. He was responsible for negotiating the amalgamation of the Peterborough Minor Hockey Association and the Peterborough Community Church Hockey League into the Peterborough Minor Hockey…

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Cory grew up in Peterborough playing church league softball, competitive baseball and all-star hockey.  He won an Ontario Championship with the Minor Novice Petes.  With the 1989-90 Junior B Roadrunners, he was 5th in MTJHL scoring with 84 points.  He was a 1990 second round (27th overall) draft pick of the Windsor Spitfires of the…

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Robert Batley

From a 1948 King Edward Public School Outstanding Athlete Award, Rock Batley went on to spend four decades dedicating himself to sports. He played softball, baseball, hockey, lacrosse and two years with the Orfuns Football Club. The highlight of his minor lacrosse career was a Minto Cup Championship with the Mimico Mounties in 1951. In…

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Dan Sharpe

Dan was born in Toronto and moved to Peterborough in 1963 at the age of 17 to play for the Peterborough Petes.  As a youth, he was MVP on several Toronto Hockey League championship teams and was a talented softball player.  He had a successful pro career with Houston Apollos and Amarillo Wranglers of the…

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Bill Twist

Born in Lakefield, Bill played ball and hockey.  He played Junior “B” hockey with Peterborough and was a call-up to the McGillis Eagles for their Senior “B” playoffs in 1952.  He also played for the Senior “B” Petes.  In 1955 Bill was part of the Lakefield team that won the OHA Intermediate “A” Lakeshore League…

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Bob Armstrong

Bob Armstrong was born in 1931 in Toronto. He made his mark with the Stratford Junior Kroehlers hockey team where he played from 1948 to 1951. In the fall of 1951, Bob made the Boston Bruins of the NHL and went on to play 584 regular season and playoff games over the next 11 seasons.…

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Brian Condon

Integrity, dedication, unselfishness — all trade marks of Brian Condon who is recognized as one of the best fastball pitchers in Ontario and perhaps the best homegrown ever in Peterborough. His peers cite him as a shining example, an unselfish leader, organizer and diligent worker at every level from tots to adults. He was the…

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Arnie Brown

Arnie, born in Apsley, started playing hockey at five years of age on a pair of skates he received from his grandfather. By fourteen he was playing with adults in the East Peterborough Hockey League. He also played some games with the Peterborough Junior B’s. The Toronto Maple Leafs signed a fifteen year old Arnie…

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Bob Rivard

Bob Rivard was born in 1939 in Sherbrooke, QC. After an illustrious minor hockey career he was signed by the Montreal Canadiens and sent to the Peterborough Petes. He played on the Petes’ first Ontario championship team in 1958-59, going on to their first Memorial Cup appearance in Winnipeg. The next season with the Petes,…

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Len Powers

Len (Smokey) Powers was a great all-round athlete who excelled in football, hockey and lacrosse. In 1969 he played for the Thomas A. Stewart football team, capturing the COSSA championship. In lacrosse, Len was captain of the Peterborough PCO’s who won the Minto Cup in 1972 where he received the Best Defenceman Award. In 1973,…

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Bill Armour

City native, Bill Armour was a skilled hockey and lacrosse player who excelled at local, provincial and professional levels. Bill was on three Minto Cup Championship Teams and was a member of the Peterborough Pepsi Pete’s that won the Mann Cup in 1966. In OLA lacrosse, Bill won three League MVP honours, 1964 and 1965…

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John Grant

Lanky John Grant’s wizardry with a lacrosse stick propelled him to one Minto Cup Championship, three Mann Cup Championships and a World Field Lacrosse Championship. John grew up in Peterborough, playing hockey and lacrosse. He was with the Peterborough PCO team that won the Canadian Junior Championship in 1972 when John was chosen MVP in…

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Don Gray

Don Gray demonstrated the classic spirit of the volunteer in sports in Peterborough, working tirelessly for more than 20 years to give youngsters the opportunity to play softball and hockey. Don did not seek the spotlight while promoting participation, fair play and sportsmanship for generations of boys and girls. Don did it all, from coaching,…

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