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Peterborough Petes

The Peterborough Petes are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. The team has played in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, since 1956, and is the oldest continuously operating team in the league.

History

The Petes were born when the Kitchener Canucks relocated to Peterborough after the 1955-56 season. They would also become a sponsored junior team for the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL. The Petes played their first game on October 1, 1956, and won their first game on November 6, 1956.

The Petes have produced a record number of National Hockey League players, including Hall of Famers Steve Yzerman, Bob Gainey, Larry Murphy, Scotty Bowman and Roger Neilson. The Petes have graduated the most players to the NHL of all current OHL teams.

The Petes have won the OHL Championship nine times, second-most in OHL history and the most in the postwar period. They won the Memorial Cup once, in 1979.

TPT Petes

The team was sponsored by Toronto-Peterborough Transport (TPT) from 1956 to 1966. The legendary Scotty Bowman was brought in to coach by the Montreal Canadiens organization from the Ottawa Junior Canadiens, and led the team to a second place finish in 1959. Peterborough defeated the Barrie Flyers, Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters, and Toronto St. Michael's Majors in the playoffs to win their first OHA championship. Bowman and the TPT Petes went on to reach the Memorial Cup for the first time that year but fell to the Winnipeg Braves. The TPT Petes claimed their first Hamilton Spectator Trophy during the 1965-66 season, but were eliminated from the playoffs.

Roger Neilson era (1966–1976)

The team became known as the Peterborough Petes Hockey Club in 1966–67, which was also the beginning of Roger Neilson's tenure as coach. The Petes would continue to wear the TPT logo on their sweaters until 1974–75, when their colours were changed to maroon and white and a new "Petes" logo was adopted.

Neilson led his team to seven consecutive winning seasons from 1968 to 1975, also finishing first overall in 1970–71, winning the J. Ross Robertson Cup in 1972, and were runners-up in 1973 and 1974. In the 1972 Memorial Cup, the Petes lost a close 2–1 game in the finals to the Cornwall Royals.

Neilson left behind a winning legacy in Peterborough and set the standard for coaches to come. Neilson was the first coach to use videotape analysis as a teaching method, leading to the nickname "Captain Video," and also the first to use microphone headsets to communicate with his assistant coaches.

Neilson also pushed the envelope causing several rules to be rewritten. During one Petes game, his team was up one goal, but was down two men in a five on three situation for the last minute of the game. Realizing that more penalties could not be called under the existing rules, Neilson put too many men on the ice every ten seconds. The referees stopped the play and a faceoff was held relieving pressure on the defence. After this display the rule was changed so that a call for too many men on the ice in a 5 on 3 situation now leads to a penalty shot.

Neilson also discovered that if he put a defenceman in net instead of a goalie during a penalty shot, the defenceman could rush the attacker and greatly reduce the chances of a goal. Today the rule states that a team must use a goalie in net for a penalty shot, and that the goalie may not leave the crease until the attacking player touches the puck.

Neilson was promoted for the 1976–77 season, coaching the Dallas Black Hawks in the former Central Hockey League.

Three seasons, three titles

The Peterborough Petes won three consecutive OHL championships in 1978, 1979 and 1980. Gary Green coached the first two championships followed up by Mike Keenan in 1980. The Petes won the Hamilton Spectator Trophy two consecutive times in 1979 and 1980. Peterborough's success also continued into the Memorial Cup, reaching the championship game all three years, and winning the national junior title in 1979.

Many future NHL stars played for Petes in these three years. Those of note are: Keith Acton, Bob Atwell, Keith Crowder, Ken Ellacott, Dave Fenyves, Tom Fergus, Larry Floyd, Mark Kirton, Rick LaFerriere, Steve Larmer, Larry Murphy, Mark Reeds, Stuart Smith, Steve Smith, Tim Trimper and Jim Wiemer.

Dick Todd era (1982–1993)

Dick Todd started with the Petes as a trainer in the 1970s and was there through their three Memorial Cups. As a coach he would lead the team to two more Memorial Cup tournaments in 1989 in Saskatoon, and 1993 in Sault Ste. Marie. During Todd's time coaching, the Petes won 6 division titles and had the best overall winning percentage in the OHL. Todd was awarded the Matt Leyden Trophy as OHL Coach of the Year in 1987–88.

Memorial Cup 1996

The Peterborough Petes celebrated their 40th anniversary in 1996. The Petes won the J. Ross Robertson Cup defeating the Guelph Storm in the finals, then and also played at home while hosting the Memorial Cup tournament in 1996. The club achieved a 100% sellout each tournament game, and lost in the final that year to the Granby Prédateurs.

50th Anniversary

Todd returned as head coach of the Petes in 2004. Todd's second season back behind the Petes bench, was the 50th anniversary of the Peterborough Petes founding. They are the oldest continuously operating franchise in the Ontario Hockey League (the rival Oshawa Generals date to 1937 but were inactive from 1953–62).

The Petes celebrated their 50th anniversary in grand style, winning the J. Ross Robertson Cup on May 11, 2006 in a four game sweep of the London Knights. Peterborough travelled to Moncton, New Brunswick to play in the 2006 Memorial Cup, losing the third place tiebreaker game to the Vancouver Giants. Todd retired for good a few weeks after the Petes returned from Moncton.

Championships

Memorial Cup

  • 1959 Finalist vs. Winnipeg Braves
  • 1972 Finalist vs. Cornwall Royals
  • 1978 Finalist vs. New Westminster Bruins
  • 1979 Champions vs. Brandon Wheat Kings
  • 1980 Finalist vs. Cornwall Royals
  • 1989 3rd place in Saskatoon, SK
  • 1993 Finalist vs. S.S. Marie Greyhounds
  • 1996 Finalist vs. Granby Prédateurs
  • 2006 4th Place in Moncton, NB

George Richardson Memorial Trophy

  • 1959 Champions vs. Ottawa-Hull Junior Canadiens

Hamilton Spectator Trophy
First overall in the OHL regular season standings.

  • 1965–1966 58 points
  • 1970–1971 90 points
  • 1978–1979 95 points
  • 1979–1980 95 points
  • 1985–1986 92 points
  • 1991–1992 89 points
  • 1992–1993 97 points

J. Ross Robertson Cup

  • 1959 Champions vs. St. Michael's Majors
  • 1972 Champions vs. Ottawa 67's
  • 1973 Finalist vs. Toronto Marlboros
  • 1974 Finalist vs. St. Catharines Black Hawks
  • 1978 Champions vs. Hamilton Fincups
  • 1979 Champions vs. Niagara Falls Flyers
  • 1980 Champions vs. Windsor Spitfires
  • 1985 Finalist vs. S.S. Marie Greyhounds
  • 1988 Finalist vs. Windsor Compuware Spitfires
  • 1989 Champions vs. Niagara Falls Thunder
  • 1993 Champions vs. S.S. Marie Greyhounds
  • 1996 Champions vs. Guelph Storm
  • 2006 Champions vs. London Knights

Leyden Trophy
First overall in the Eastern Division regular season standings.

  • 1978–79, 1979–80, 1984–85, 1985–86,
    1987–88, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1992–93,
    2004–05, 2005–06

Coaches

Three coaches of the Peterborough Petes are members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Scotty Bowman won 9 Stanley Cups in his career, and let the Petes to the Memorial Cup finals in 1959. Roger Neilson coached 1,000 regular season games in the NHL, and led the Petes to the 1972 Memorial Cup finals. Ted "Teeder" Kennedy played 14 years for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Gary Green was awarded the Matt Leyden Trophy as OHL Coach of the Year in 1978–79, leading the Petes to their only Memorial Cup championship.

Dick Todd recorded 500 career victories faster than any other coach in Major Junior A hockey history, accomplishing the milestone in just 813 games. Todd was awarded the Matt Leyden Trophy as OHL Coach of the Year in 1987–88.

List of coaches with multiple seasons in parentheses.

Players

The Peterborough Petes have 152 alumni who have played in the National Hockey League. Four Hockey Hall of Fame inductees played junior hockey for the Petes: Bob Gainey, Wayne Gretzky, Larry Murphy and Steve Yzerman.

The Petes have not retired any numbers, but they have banners hanging from the ceiling honouring past Petes including Bob Gainey, Larry Murphy, Dick Todd, Roger Neilson and Scotty Bowman.

Award winners

CHL Player of the Year

  • 1989–90 – Mike Ricci

CHL Defenceman of the Year

  • 1992–93 – Chris Pronger

CHL Top Draft Prospect Award

  • 2005–06 – Jordan Staal

George Parsons Trophy
Most Sportsmanlike at the Memorial Cup

  • 1978 – Mark Kirton
  • 1979 – Chris Halyk
  • 1993 – Jason Dawe
  • 1996 – Mike Williams

Hap Emms Memorial Trophy
Outstanding Goaltender at the Memorial Cup

  • 1978 – Ken Ellacott
  • 1980 – Rick LaFerriere

Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy
Memorial Cup MVP

  • 1996 – Cameron Mann

Red Tilson Trophy
Most Outstanding Player

  • 1959–60 – Wayne Connelly
  • 1964–65Andre Lacroix
  • 1965–66 – Andre Lacroix
  • 1966–67 – Mickey Redmond
  • 1989–90 – Mike Ricci

Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy
Scoring Champion

  • 1965–66 – Andre Lacroix

Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy
Top scoring right winger

  • 1995–96 – Cameron Mann

Max Kaminsky Trophy
Most Outstanding Defenceman

  • 1969–70 – Ron Plumb
  • 1973–74 – Jim Turkiewicz
  • 1978–79 – Greg Theberge
  • 1979–80 – Larry Murphy
  • 1985–86 – Terry Carkner
  • 1992–93 – Chris Pronger

Wayne Gretzky 99 Award
OHL Playoffs MVP

  • 2005–06 – Daniel Ryder

Emms Family Award
Rookie of the Year

  • 1989–90 – Chris Longo

Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy
Overage Player of the Year

  • 1996–97 – Zac Bierk

OHL Goaltender of the Year

  • 1996–97 – Zac Bierk

Dave Pinkney Trophy
Lowest Team GAA

  • 1958–59 – Jacques Caron
  • 1962–63 – Chuck Goddard
  • 1969–70 – John Garrett
  • 1970–71 – John Garrett
  • 1974–75 – Greg Millen
  • 1979–80 – Rick LaFerriere & Terry Wright
  • 1985–86 – Kay Whitmore & Ron Tugnutt
  • 1987–88 – John Tanner & Todd Bojcun
  • 1988–89 – John Tanner & Todd Bojcun
  • 1992–93 – Chad Lang & Ryan Douglas

F.W. 'Dinty' Moore Trophy
Best Rookie GAA

  • 1977–78 – Ken Ellacott
  • 1981–82 – Shawn Kilroy
  • 1984–85 – Ron Tugnutt
  • 1987–88 – Todd Bojcun

Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy
Humanitarian of the Year

  • 1993–94 – Brent Tully
  • 1996–97 – Mike Martone
  • 2004–05 – Jeff MacDougald

William Hanley Trophy
Most Sportsmanlike Player

  • 1965–66 – Andre Lacroix
  • 1966–67 – Mickey Redmond
  • 1974–75 – Doug Jarvis
  • 1984–85 – Scott Tottle
  • 1989–90 – Mike Ricci

Bobby Smith Trophy
Scholastic Player of the Year

  • 1983–84 – Scott Tottle

NHL alumni

Team records

Team Records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most Points 99 2005–06
Most Wins 47 1979–80
2005–06
Most Goals For 380 1983–84
Least Goals For 114 1961–62
Least Goals Against 132 1962–63
Most Goals Against 350 1993–94

Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most Goals Scott Tottle 63 1983–84
Most Assists Mark Teevens 90 1984–85
Most Points Mike Harding 136 1992–93
Most Points, rookie Jamie Langenbrunner 91 1993–94
Most Points, defenceman Shawn Evans 109 1983–84
Best GAA, goalie Chuck Goddard 2.49 1962–63
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

Season-by-season results

Regular season

Legend: OL = Overtime loss, SL = Shoot Out Loss

Season Games Won Lost Tied OL SL Points Pct % Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1956–57 52 11 40 1 23 0.221 139 239 7th OHA
1957–58 52 21 25 6 48 0.462 159 185 5th OHA
1958–59 54 29 20 5 63 0.583 222 179 2nd OHA
1959–60 48 22 23 3 47 0.490 206 205 5th OHA
1960–61 48 16 24 8 40 0.417 167 188 6th OHA
1961–62 50 9 33 8 26 0.260 114 210 6th OHA
1962–63 50 21 18 11 53 0.530 144 132 3rd OHA
1963–64 56 24 25 7 55 0.491 176 200 5th OHA
1964–65 56 28 20 8 64 0.571 243 197 3rd OHA
1965–66 48 24 14 10 58 0.604 211 171 1st OHA
1966–67 48 15 23 10 40 0.417 183 219 8th OHA
1967–68 54 13 30 11 37 0.343 183 243 8th OHA
1968–69 54 27 18 9 63 0.583 222 193 3rd OHA
1969–70 54 29 13 12 70 0.648 240 172 2nd OHA
1970–71 62 41 13 8 90 0.726 290 174 1st OHA
1971–72 63 34 20 9 77 0.611 292 227 3rd OHA
1972–73 63 42 13 8 92 0.730 330 234 2nd OHA
1973–74 70 35 21 14 84 0.600 255 230 3rd OHA
1974–75 70 37 20 13 87 0.621 311 254 2nd OHA
1975–76 66 18 37 11 47 0.356 204 284 6th Leyden
1976–77 66 31 28 7 69 0.523 307 309 4th Leyden
1977–78 68 37 18 13 87 0.640 327 273 2nd Leyden
1978–79 68 46 19 3 95 0.699 341 245 1st Leyden
1979–80 68 47 20 1 95 0.699 316 238 1st Leyden
1980–81 68 29 36 3 61 0.449 287 290 5th Leyden
1981–82 68 36 29 3 75 0.551 291 266 3rd Leyden
1982–83 70 46 22 2 94 0.671 367 278 2nd Leyden
1983–84 70 43 23 4 90 0.643 380 307 3rd Leyden
1984–85 66 42 20 4 88 0.667 354 233 1st Leyden
1985–86 66 45 19 2 92 0.697 298 190 1st Leyden
1986–87 66 35 24 7 77 0.583 267 212 2nd Leyden
1987–88 66 44 17 5 93 0.705 325 212 1st Leyden
1988–89 66 42 22 2 86 0.652 302 235 1st Leyden
1989–90 66 37 23 6 80 0.606 294 236 3rd Leyden
1990–91 66 33 26 7 73 0.553 272 254 5th Leyden
1991–92 66 41 18 7 89 0.674 319 256 1st Leyden
1992–93 66 46 15 5 97 0.735 352 239 1st Leyden
1993–94 66 15 41 10 40 0.303 252 350 7th Leyden
1994–95 66 26 34 6 58 0.439 255 286 5th Eastern
1995–96 66 35 22 9 79 0.598 289 235 2nd Eastern
1996–97 66 39 25 2 80 0.606 251 238 3rd Eastern
1997–98 66 20 36 10 50 0.379 212 273 5th Eastern
1998–99 68 40 26 2 82 0.603 266 213 4th East
1999–00 68 34 26 7 1 76 0.551 242 219 4th East
2000–01 68 30 28 8 2 70 0.500 221 213 3rd East
2001–02 68 33 22 7 6 79 0.537 242 215 3rd East
2002–03 68 32 22 11 3 78 0.551 222 215 2nd East
2003–04 68 22 40 3 3 50 0.346 191 244 4th East
2004–05 68 34 21 9 4 81 0.566 238 215 1st East
2005–06 68 47 16 2 3 99 0.728 269 199 1st East
2006–07 68 24 39 1 4 53 0.390 198 274 5th East
2007–08 68 28 36 1 3 60 0.441 199 250 4th East

Playoffs

  • 1956–57 Out of playoffs.
  • 1957–58 Lost to Hamilton Tiger-Cubs 7 points to 3 in quarter-finals.
  • 1958–59 Defeated Barrie Flyers 8 points to 4 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters 8 points to 2 in semi-finals.
    Defeated Toronto St. Michael's Majors 9 points to 7 in finals. OHA CHAMPIONS
    Defeated Hull-Ottawa Canadiens in Richardson Trophy playoffs.
    Lost to Winnipeg Braves in Memorial Cup finals.
  • 1959–60 Defeated Barrie Flyers 8 points to 4 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to St. Catharines Teepees 9 points to 3 in semi-finals.
  • 1960–61 Lost to Hamilton Red Wings 8 points to 2 in quarter-finals.
  • 1961–62 Out of playoffs.
  • 1962–63 Lost to Montreal Junior Canadiens 9 points to 3 in quarter-finals.
  • 1963–64 Lost to Montreal Junior Canadiens 8 points to 2 in quarter-finals.
  • 1964–65 Defeated St. Catharines Black Hawks 8 points to 2 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Toronto Marlboros 9 points to 7 in semi-finals.
  • 1965–66 Lost to Toronto Marlboros 8 points to 4 in quarter-finals.
  • 1966–67 Lost to Hamilton Red Wings 8 points to 4 in quarter-finals.
  • 1967–68 Lost to Niagara Falls Flyers 8 points to 2 in quarter-finals.
  • 1968–69 Defeated London Knights 8 points to 4 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Montreal Junior Canadiens 8 points to 0 in semi-finals.
  • 1969–70 Lost to London Knights 8 points to 4 in quarter-finals.
  • 1970–71 Lost to Toronto Marlboros 8 points to 0 in quarter-finals.
  • 1971–72 Defeated St. Catharines Black Hawks 8 points to 2 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Toronto Marlboros 8 points to 2 in semi-finals.
    Defeated Ottawa 67's 8 points to 0 in finals. OHA CHAMPIONS
    Lost in Memorial Cup final to Cornwall Royals.
  • 1972–73 Defeated Oshawa Generals 8 points to 0 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated London Knights 9 points to 5 in semi-finals.
    Lost to Toronto Marlboros 8 points to 6 in finals.
  • 1973–74 Defeated Ottawa 67's 9 points to 5 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Kitchener Rangers 8 points to 4 in semi-finals.
    Lost to St. Catharines Black Hawks 9 points to 1 in finals.
  • 1974–75 Defeated Oshawa Generals 8 points to 2 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Hamilton Fincups 8 points to 4 in semi-finals.
  • 1975–76 Out of playoffs.
  • 1976–77 Lost to S.S.Marie Greyhounds 3 games to 1 in first round.
  • 1977–78 Defeated Oshawa Generals 9 points to 3 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Ottawa 67's 9 points to 7 in semi-finals.
    Defeated Hamilton Fincups 8 points to 6 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS
    Finished Memorial Cup round-robin in first place, earned berth in finals.
    Lost to New Westminster Bruins 7-4 in the championship game.
  • 1978–79 Defeated Kingston Canadians 9 points to 5 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Sudbury Wolves 8 points to 2 in semi-finals.
    Defeated Niagara Falls Flyers 8 points to 6 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS
    Finished Memorial Cup round-robin in a three way tie, advancing to the finals on goals for/against.
    Defeated Brandon Wheat Kings 2-1 in OT in the championship game. MEMORIAL CUP CHAMPIONS
  • 1979–80 Defeated Sudbury Wolves 4 games to 3 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 0 in semi-finals.
    Defeated Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 0 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS
    Finished Memorial Cup round-robin in first place, earned berth in finals.
    Lost to Cornwall Royals 3-2 in OT in the championship game.
  • 1980–81 Lost to Oshawa Generals 3 games to 2 in division quarter-finals.
  • 1981–82 Defeated Kingston Canadians 6 points to 2 in first round.
    Lost to Oshawa Generals 8 points to 2 in quarter-finals.
  • 1982–83 Earned first round bye. 2nd place in Leyden.
    Lost to Oshawa Generals 8 points to 0 in quarter-finals.
  • 1983–84 Defeated Cornwall Royals 6 points to 0 in first round.
    Lost to Toronto Marlboros 8 points to 2 in quarter-finals.
  • 1984–85 Defeated Ottawa 67's 9 points to 1 in first round.
    Earned bye through quarter-finals. 1st place in Leyden.
    Defeated Belleville Bulls 9 points to 1 in semi-finals.
    Lost to S.S.Marie Greyhounds 9 points to 5 in finals.
  • 1985–86 Defeated Toronto Marlboros 8 points to 0 in first round.
    Finished tired for first in round-robin vs. Belleville & Kingston with 4 points.
    Lost to Belleville Bulls 9 points to 7 in semi-finals.
  • 1986–87 Earned bye through 1st round. 2nd place in Leyden.
    Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Oshawa Generals 4 games to 2 in semi-finals.
  • 1987–88 Defeated Toronto Marlboros 4 games to 0 in first round.
    Earned bye through quarter-finals. 1st place in Leyden.
    Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 0 in semi-finals.
    Lost to Windsor Compuware Spitfires 4 games to 0 in finals.
  • 1988–89 Defeated Belleville Bulls 4 games to 1 in first round.
    Earned bye through quarter-finals. 1st place in Leyden.
    Defeated Cornwall Royals 4 games to 2 in semi-finals.
    Defeated Niagara Falls Thunder 4 games to 2 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS
    Finished Memorial Cup round-robin in third place.
    Lost to Swift Current Broncos 6-2 in the semi-final game.
  • 1989–90 Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 0 in first round.
    Defeated Belleville Bulls 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Oshawa Generals 4 games to 0 in semi-finals.
  • 1990–91 Lost to North Bay Centennials 4 games to 0 in first round.
  • 1991–92 Earned bye through first round. 1st place in Leyden.
    Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 1 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to North Bay Centennials 4 games to 1 in semi-finals.
  • 1992–93 Lost to S.S.Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 0 in super-series. Earned first round bye.
    Defeated Sudbury Wolves 4 games to 3 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Kingston Frontenacs 4 games to 1 in semi-finals.
    Defeated S.S.Marie Greyhounds 4 games to 1 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS
    Finished Memorial Cup round-robin in second place.
    Defeated Laval Titan 3-1 in the semi-final game.
    Lost to S.S.Marie Greyhounds 4-2 in the championship game.
  • 1993–94 Lost to Ottawa 67's 4 games to 3 in division quarter-finals.
  • 1994–95 Defeated Oshawa Generals 4 games to 3 in division quarter-finals.
    Lost to Detroit Jr. Red Wings 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
  • 1995–96 Defeated Kingston Frontenacs 4 games to 1 in division quarter-finals.
    Defeated Sarnia Sting 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Detroit Jr. Red Wings 4 games to 1 in semi-finals.
    Defeated Guelph Storm 4 games to 3 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS
    Finished Memorial Cup round-robin in third place.
    Defeated Brandon Wheat Kings 4-3 in the semi-final game.
    Lost to Granby Prédateurs 4-0 in the championship game.
  • 1996–97 Defeated Kingston Frontenacs 4 games to 1 in division quarter-finals.
    Lost to Oshawa Generals 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
  • 1997–98 Lost to Belleville Bulls 4 games to 0 in division quarter-finals.
  • 1998–99 Lost to Oshawa Generals 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 1999–00 Lost to Belleville Bulls 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2000–01 Lost to St. Michael's Majors 4 games to 3 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2001–02 Lost to Ottawa 67's 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2002–03 Lost to Oshawa Generals 4 games to 3 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2003–04 Out of playoffs.
  • 2004–05 Defeated Belleville Bulls 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated St. Michael's Majors 4 games to 1 in conference semi-finals.
    Lost to Ottawa 67's 4 games to 0 in conference finals.
  • 2005–06 Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated Sudbury Wolves 4 games to 0 in conference semi-finals.
    Defeated Barrie Colts 4 games to 1 in conference finals.
    Defeated London Knights 4 games to 0 in finals. OHL CHAMPIONS
    Finished Memorial Cup round-robin tied for third place.
    Lost to Vancouver Giants 6-0 in tie-breaker game.
  • 2006–07 Out of playoffs.
  • 2007–08 Lost to Belleville Bulls 4 games to 1 in conference quarter-finals.

Uniforms and logos

From 1956 to 1974 the Petes wore the red, white & blue colours of the Montreal Canadiens. In 1974-75 the club changed to the maroon & white colours they wear today. In January 2000, a new '3rd' jersey was introduced, that used the maroon background, with white, black & gold trim.

For the 2005-06 season, the Petes unveiled a 50th anniversary jersey that has a black background with maroon & gold trim. During January in the 2006-07 season, the Petes wore throwback jerseys for the TPT Petes.

Arena

The Peterborough Memorial Centre was constructed in 1956, and named in honour of the many war veterans who came from the region. It was built at the east of the fairground and horse track at the corner of Landsdowne and George streets.

The original design included a large stage at the south end of the arena, with an oversized portrait of Queen Elizabeth II above. The seats were all wooden and painted yellow, green and mauve. The Memorial Centre hosted the Memorial Cup tournament in 1996.

In 2003, the Memorial Centre was renovated adding 24 luxury box suites, improved concessions, a licensed restaurant, new seats, boards, scoreboard and the addition of air conditioning. The renovated arena hosted the 2004 OHL All-Star Classic.

Capacity = 4,329 (hockey) + 1,000 more (concerts)
Ice Size = 195' x 85'

See also

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