Lacrosse

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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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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Robert Gratton (Pup) Curtin

Pup Curtin

Robert (Pup) Curtin was born in Peterborough in 1920 and became a prime contributor to the game of lacrosse both as a player and a builder. A versatile athlete who participated in many sports (Pup) played on the 1935 bantam baseball team that won the City championship. He was a star player with the Peterborough…

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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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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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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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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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Donald W. Bye

Don Bye

Don, a Peterborough businessman, has consistently supported local teams financially, and actively at the administrative level for more than 30 years. Don’s sponsorship of teams began in 1960, starting with the Junior “B” hockey team which he continued to sponsor for ten years. His first association with lacrosse was in 1967 with the Don Bye…

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C. F. (Carm) Collins

Carm Collins

Carmen Francis Collins was an inspirational lacrosse player, respected for his leadership and determination. His early life gave no hint of lacrosse stardom. Born and raised here, Carm played hockey with the 1960-61 OMHA Bantam titlists, and as a gridder, he was named MVP of both St. Peter’s juniors and Kenner Rams seniors; he also…

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Terry (Spitz) Davis

Terry Davis

Starting at age seven, Terry Davis played three complete decades of lacrosse. He had an impressive minor league career:  stick boy for the 1951-54 Mann Cup champions, player for the undefeated UE Juveniles of 1958, and scoring champ with the Whitby Juniors, 1960 Eastern Canada Champions. Terry’s senior career was nomadic but highly productive:  league…

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Paul Parnell

Paul Parnell

Lacrosse records and Paul Parnell are synonymous. At the conclusion of an 18-year senior career following the 1975 season, Paul held or shared 23 Western Lacrosse Association records – – and three Mann Cup records. Born in Peterborough, Paul played through our minor system to junior, then senior in 1958. After two seasons here and…

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R. G. (Bob) Curtis

Bob Curtis graduated from Peterborough minor lacrosse to the senior Timbermen in 1954, just in time to play on a Mann Cup winner. Although he played on four more Eastern Canada championship clubs, that was his only Mann Cup. Noted for an ability to go into corners against larger opponents and usually come out with…

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D. A. (Dootch) Vitarelli

Dootch Vitarelli was a prominent figure in lacrosse and hockey for more than two decades, and he was also a highly-skilled golfer. His hockey began with the Jr. C Monarchs and after one season stepped up to Jr. B. Ultimately, he elevated to Sr. B in the mid-1940s and played with both the Br. 52…

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W. Lloyd (Moon) Wootton

William Lloyd (Moon) Wootton was one of the most popular players in Canadian lacrosse and during his playing days as a goalie, set a record of achievement which will be almost impossible to match. He was on five straight Mann Cup championship teams, four of them playing for Peterborough. Moon played junior in his home…

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Greg Marchen

Born in Newmarket, Greg Marchen moved to Peterborough at age two and went on to excel in three sports – hockey, softball and lacrosse. As a puck-chaser, Greg played Jr. B hockey in this city, then commuted for nine seasons to play Sr. A in Belleville, ON. He was offered a pro contract with the…

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