Lacrosse

Donald R. (Don) Barrie

Don Barrie, a city resident most of his life, was born in Oakville, ON. Active in many sports, it is lacrosse where he left an indelible impression. While acting as chief instructor of the Peterborough Lacrosse School, Don coached teams to 10 Ontario championships. At Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School he coached football, hockey, basketball…

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Larry S. G. Ferguson

Larry is another example of quality graduates from Peterborough minor lacrosse, playing on Ontario championship teams at peewee, bantam and midget levels, and in 1957 he was a member of the Minto Cup-winning Brampton junior club. In 1958, he stepped up to Peterborough seniors and, although still junior age, won the Sr. OLA scoring crown.…

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J. W. (Jack) Gibson

Jack Gibson became involved in Peterborough sports, other than as a participant, in 1954 when he was asked to help out in the PCCHL. And he became totally involved, occupying every possible position from coach, manager and convener of leagues and officials, to the top post as League President in 1961-62. He managed the city’s…

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C. M. (Cy) Coombes

Cyril M. (Cy) Coombes has a remarkable lacrosse record, both as a player and as a coach. Known for his speed and scoring ability on breakaways, Cy had a 15-year senior and pro career. His 1,062 goals and 612 assists for 1,674 points, including playoffs, placed him atop the OLA all-time scorer’s list. In 1969,…

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P. D. (Pat) Baker

Pat Baker was born in St. Catharines, ON in 1939. He was a fine hockey player, playing right wing with the 1952 Ontario Bantam A Champion Peterborough Shamrocks and three years with the Hamilton Cubs Junior A team, but it was in Lacrosse that he stood out over a 25-year span. Baker was a dominant…

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John (Johnny) Davis

Born in 1944, Johnny Davis is a Peterborough native who played all of his minor lacrosse here, starting at age five in the old Miller Bowl. His first junior lacrosse was based out of Hastings, in 1962, and that club won the Minto Cup with Johnny finishing runner-up in scoring. For the next three seasons,…

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Thomas D. (Doug) Miller Sr.

Miller was born here in 1904 but played his first lacrosse at Millbrook. Except for a span in the RCAF during World War II, he played field and box lacrosse over a 30-year period, finishing in 1947 when he played on the same Sr. B team as his son, Doug, Jr. Doug is the main…

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Robert (Red) Creighton

Robert (Red) Creighton was born in Quebec City, moved here at age eight, and although he was an excellent itinerant athlete for two decades, always came back to Peterborough. He was a man of many talents. Named Peterborough’s best all-round athlete of the early 1930s, he was catcher on the baseball team that went to…

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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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A. L. (Arnie) Dugan

A Peterborough native, Arnie Dugan began his senior lacrosse career in 1949 with Peterborough Trailermen and subsequently played on three Mann Cup Championship Clubs. They included Peterborough Timbermen in 1951, Nanaimo Timbermen in 1956, and Victoria Shamrocks in 1957. Dugan was twice named to the First All-Star team. As a youngster, Arnie was an all-round…

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I. C. (Mick) Magee

Nick Magee

Mick Magee is a sporting institution in Peterborough, yet virtually no one, including his many teammates, know him by his proper moniker:  Isaiah Clinton Magee. Born in Omemee in 1910, he achieved stardom in three sports, not to mention the numerous awards he earned swimming, diving and weightlifting. He spent many youthful hours at the…

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Thomas (Tommy) Foley

Tom Foley

Tommy Foley, like many Canadian youth, was a good hockey player as a youngster, starring in goal for city teams but his main sport interest was baseball. A Peterborough native, he came up through the minor system and eventually joined the Raybestos senior team where he played several seasons. Sudbury of the North Ontario League…

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Dr. Jack Epping

Jack Epping

Jack Epping was born in the United States, but came to Canada at the age of 12 and was prominently involved in sports as a youth. He participated in track and field, was a member of Woodstock’s Canadian Champion Football Team in 1931-32, and was a baseball player of note in Copper Cliff, ON during…

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Cheryl Coombes

Cheryl Coombes

Cheryl Coombes was a multi-talented athlete who excelled at a number of sports, including golf, hockey, softball, basketball, lacrosse, football and volleyball. She won championships at the local, regional and provincial levels and has received MVP awards in several sports on numerous occasions. In golf, Cheryl has won many titles. Highlights include: three time City…

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C. J. (Cliff) Cadd

Cliff Cadd

Versatility was the trademark of Cliff Cadd, a true all-round athlete who was a standout in many sports. Volleyball was probably his finest, but many felt he was equally as good at baseball. Cliff took up volleyball in 1935 and for more than a decade was regarded as one of the top spikers in Canada,…

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R.J. (Bobby) Allan

In his heyday, Bobby Allan was in a class by himself, the finest lacrosse player in Canada. His consummate skill, agility and adroitness in faking a move made him one-of-a-kind. His backhand shot was a prototype move. Allan won three scoring titles, three league MVP awards, and the Mike Kelly Award. His record of 89…

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Grant Heffernan

Grant Heffernan

A Peterborough boy, Grant Heffernan grew up playing hockey and lacrosse. In 1952 he joined the Peterborough Minor Lacrosse School. Grant played on Bantam, Midget, and Juvenile Ontario Championship teams. He was a member of the 1961 Minto Cup Champion Hastings Legionnaires and voted series MVP. Grant had an outstanding career in senior lacrosse playing…

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Ben Floyd

Ben Floyd

Born in Peterborough, Ben grew up playing lacrosse and hockey. He was a member of the 1956 Nisbett Junior B Ontario Lacrosse Champions and the 1957 UE Juniors, Ontario Champions and Eastern Canadian Finalists. He played for the senior lacrosse team in 1958. He managed the Hastings Legionnaires to the 1961 Minto Cup and coached…

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Doug Evans

Doug Evans

Doug was born into a prominent Peterborough sporting family. He came up through the Peterborough Community Church Hockey League and honed his lacrosse skills at the summer lacrosse schools. He was a member of the Peterborough James Gang who won the Canadian Junior Lacrosse Championship Minto Cup in 1981, 1982 and 1983. Doug was named…

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Diana L. Drury

Diana Drury

Born in 1961, Diana excelled as a local Peterborough athlete. At age 9, she bowled a record-high 346 game. She played with the Lakefield Kingdon Lumber Ladies Fastball Team from the age of 13, winning two Provincial Championships. She was Peterborough Junior Female Athlete of the Year in 1977. Diana was elected to the Kenner…

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