Hockey

John Grant, Sr.

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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Donald Gray

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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James K. (Jim) Orr

Jim Orr

Jim Orr made impressive contributions to sport at the local, provincial, national and international levels. In hockey, his greatest contributions were as a referee for 18 years, seven in the OHA. As the first Referee-In-Chief and Technical Director of the Canadian Oldtimers’ Hockey Association he worked with the organizing committees across Canada and as far…

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Bob (Chub) Delahey

Robert Delahey

Bob Delahey has made a unique contribution to hockey and lacrosse in Peterborough as a player, dedicated trainer, administrator, coach, referee and volunteer for more than 40 years. Born in Peterborough in 1935, Bob grew up playing lacrosse and hockey and as a trainer never lost his competitive edge. He was a trainer of the…

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Paul Evans

Paul Evans

Paul Evans was a gifted athlete who starred in both lacrosse and hockey from an early age. Born in Peterborough, Paul’s team achievements include an incredible nine provincial championships in five age divisions in minor lacrosse and two Ontario Minor Hockey Association midget titles. He was also on four city minor softball championship teams with…

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Ken Self

Ken Self

Peterborough native Ken Self has worked tirelessly on behalf of minor hockey in Peterborough for more than four decades. As coach, manager, tournament organizer and league administrator, Ken has shown selfless dedication to generations of youngsters and his efforts have been recognized both locally and nationally. In 1965 he was named Peterborough Sportsman of the…

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Gary (Diller) Dalliday

Gary Dalliday

Gary has been a fixture in the Peterborough sporting scene for 50 plus years. His career as a Sports Broadcaster began in 1975 at CHEX radio/television. Local sports were his priority and his coverage of sporting events endeared him to participants and fans. He was the on-air voice of lacrosse here for years. The highlight…

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Roger Neilson

Roger Neilson

Roger Neilson, one of hockey’s greatest innovators, has had an outstanding coaching career at the National Hockey League and Major Junior A levels. During his distinguished NHL career, Roger coached seven NHL teams leading the Vancouver Canucks to the Stanley Cup finals in 1982 and the Florida Panthers to the best first year finish ever…

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Kerri Hardill

Kerri Hardill

A pioneer in women’s field lacrosse, Kerri Hardill represented Canada in two World Championship tournaments and four international tours. Kerri was co-captain and leading scorer for the first national team in 1982 in Nottingham, England, where the underdog Canadians captured the bronze medal in the first World Cup tournament. During twelve years in the national…

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Jim (JJ) Johnston

J. J. (James) Johnston

Jim (J.J.) Johnston, from a Peterborough family of athletes, made a lasting mark in both lacrosse and hockey. A prolific lacrosse scorer known for his stick wizardry, Jim led Peterborough Junior Teams to three Minto Cups from 1972 to 1974 and played on Mann Cup Championship teams in 1976 in New Westminster and in 1978,…

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Ron Horton

Ron Horton

Ron Horton was a gifted local athlete who excelled in both hockey and lacrosse. Ron played hockey in 1939 for the Peterborough Petes Juniors and for the Owen Sound Greys in 1940. He finished his Junior career with Kingston in the 1942-43 season where he led the team to the Ontario Finals against the University…

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Bob Wasson

Bob Wasson

Bob Wasson was an all-round athlete but his greatest achievements were in lacrosse and hockey. Bob led Peterborough lacrosse teams to five consecutive Minto Cup appearances, losing in 1971, then winning four straight Cups with Bob as captain. He won MVP honours in the 1975 series. Bob played in six Mann Cup playoffs winning championships…

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Keith Montgomery

Keith Montgomery

Keith (Monty) Montgomery was a fast, rugged, high scoring defenceman who electrified the fans with his stick-handling, skating and exciting style of hockey. Monty began his junior career with the Lakefield Legionnaires in 1946. In the 1947 season he played with the Peterborough Junior B Oddfellows and in the 1948-49 season he divided his time…

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James (Jim) Dean Wasson

Jim Wasson

Jim Wasson was an outstanding athlete where his spirit and desire enabled him to rise to superstar status in clutch situations. In three years of Junior “A” lacrosse Jim won the team scoring championship in 1971 and his PCO team won the Minto Cup in 1972. Between 1973 and 1986 Jim made 8 Mann Cup…

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Edmund (Ted) Higgins

Ted Higgins

Ted Higgins made a contribution to sport in Peterborough as an athlete, coach and owner. Ted started swimming at age 7 under the guidance of Gord Minty. During his teen years he won the Mississauga half-mile swim six consecutive years and at age 49 placed second in this same race. In the 1962 Ted coached…

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Don Crowe

Don Crowe

Don Crowe was a most versatile athlete. As a Toronto teenager he won provincial titles in lacrosse and softball, was a star football player at Danforth Tech. and played Junior B hockey with Toronto Marlboros. Moving to Peterborough in 1937, he starred in football, lacrosse, hockey, softball and basketball. Don was a skilled and rugged…

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Steve Larmer

Steve Larmer

Steve Larmer was born in Peterborough in 1961. His career began as an underage player in minor hockey with St. James in the Peterborough Church Hockey League. He played through this system to junior, winning numerous All-Star and MVP honours. Playing with the Jr. A Peterborough Petes in 1977-78, again as an under-ager, his talent…

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Neil E. Wasson

Neil Wasson

Neil came from an athletic family and built a reputation as a hustling competitor in both softball and hockey. In hockey his first taste of championship play came in 1948 when the Lakefield Bantams went to the OMHA finals. His 1955 Peterborough Petes Jr. B team were Ontario semi-finalists and in 1956 Neil led the…

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Dennis Patterson

Dennis Patterson

Hockey honours came early to this talented young player. Born in Peterborough in 1950, Dennis began playing ice hockey at age five with George Street United in the Peterborough Community Church Hockey League. In 1962 he was selected to the Peterborough Minor Hockey Association’s peewee All-Star team that captured the prestigious Quebec tournament. During his…

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John Elliott (Curly) Mason

John Mason

John (Curly) Mason came to Peterborough in 1950 to play hockey for the Senior B Petes, and lacrosse for the championship teams of the Peterborough Timbermen. Born in Fergus, ON, another lacrosse hotbed, Curley played for the 1950 Mann Cup Champion Owen Sound team. In all, he would compete nine times for the Mann Cup,…

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