Don Barrie: Peterborough athletes add leisure worth to abilities

Don Barrie: Peterborough athletes add leisure worth to abilities

Through the years native sports activities followers have been entertained and often thrilled by athletes taking part in for Peterborough groups. Some athletes are capable of mix their abilities with mannerisms and traits that add further thrills for followers.

That is an alphabetic record of Peterborough athletes who I really feel through the years have on condition that little further leisure worth to their followers.

  • Bob Allan, lacrosse, Nineteen Fifties. He introduced operating to a sluggish, deliberate recreation. And mastered a wide range of stick abilities not widespread within the recreation at the moment.
  • J.R. Avon, hockey, 2022. At present with the Petes. Wonderful abilities, forces play, goes to internet, exhibits tenacity and confidence in all components of his recreation. Tough to play in opposition to.
  • Tie Domi, hockey, Eighties. His bodily play and talent to get underneath the pores and skin of opponents mixed along with his physicality made him a menace each time on ice.
  • Johnny Davis, lacrosse, Sixties. Johnny introduced a degree of ability to lacrosse not often seen earlier than. His potential to manage the ball and precisely shoot was uncanny.
  • Steve Downie, hockey, 2000s. Steve was a tenacious, bodily participant with excellent abilities taking part in in tight areas the place he spent most of his time.
  • Arnie Dugan, lacrosse, Nineteen Fifties. Arnie had nice stick abilities however his uniqueness was his potential to dominate the sport along with his unpredictable strategies of play.

  • Erica Evans, lacrosse, 2010s. Dominant in ladies’s recreation in school and worldwide play. Domestically starred on minor lacrosse groups up by means of the age divisions.
  • Doug Evans, lacrosse, Nineteen Seventies. Doug introduced a excessive degree of ability to the sport plus an unpredictability that each confused and aggravated opposing gamers.
  • Shawn Evans, lacrosse, 2000s. Like his uncle Doug, Shawn is a extremely expert passer plus he’s a teammate who evokes and encourages the perfect of his friends.
  • John Grant Jr., lacrosse, 2000s. Junior raised the extent of stick abilities within the recreation and impressed a brand new degree of ball motion in native video games and carrying it to the professional degree.
  • Invoice Huntley, soccer, Nineteen Fifties. Invoice dominated within the heyday of intermediate soccer within the metropolis. His operating potential and quickness dominated video games.
  • Jim “J.J.” Johnston, lacrosse, Nineteen Seventies. J.J’s abilities of carrying and defending the ball annoyed opponents in addition to his overt confidence deemed cockiness by many.
  • Stan Jonathan, hockey, Nineteen Seventies. Within the period of bodily hockey, Stan stood out along with his potential to dominate the bodily recreation in addition to contribute offensively.
  • Ray Judd, softball, Sixties. Ray revitalized softball within the metropolis along with his windmill fashion of pitching. His talents took him to the professional degree within the USA.
  • Patrick Kaleta, hockey, 2000s. Patrick was a hard-working, concerned participant who impressed his teammates to provide their greatest effort along with his “in your face” fashion.
  • Barc Plager, hockey, Nineteen Fifties. Barc was expert, flamboyant participant that introduced each hitting and ability to the start years of Junior A hockey within the metropolis.
  • Chris Pronger, hockey, Nineties. Chris’s presence on the ice was dominant, Along with his glorious abilities, bodily presence and excessive hockey IQ, he managed video games.
  • Mike Ricci, hockey, Nineties. Mike introduced a piece effort to the sport that was uncommon and efficient. He led his crew by instance and ability and carried it ahead.
  • Brad Sinopoli, soccer, 2000s. QB at Crestwood, skillfully managed recreation. Menace to run and go, went on to face out at college and CFL as a receiver.
  • Bryan “Bugsy” Watson, hockey, Sixties. Bugsy was the form of participant that delighted his dwelling followers and aggravated opponents and their followers.

  • Jesse Younger, basketball, 2000s. PCVS star, performed for Canada and professional in Europe, dominate in highschool. Managed video games with ability and basketball sense.
Don Barrie is a retired trainer, former Buffalo Sabres scout and a member of the Canadian Lacrosse Corridor of Fame and Peterborough and District Sports activities Corridor of Fame. His column seems every Saturday in The Examiner.

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