The Petes, Peterborough’s beloved OHL hockey club, are a source of great pride for the city.
They hold many OHL and CHL records and have been an infamous source of talent for the NHL. The team has produced more NHL players than any other junior club in the world, and the calibre of its alumni is staggering. Former players include Steve Yzerman, Chris Pronger, Bob Gainey, Mike Ricci, Eric and Jordan Staal, and more than 150 other NHL players.
Even “The Great One”, Wayne Gretzky, got his OHA start with the Petes as a fifteen-year-old, donning the maroon and white for three games.
Former coaches include Scotty Bowman, Mike Keenan, and Roger Neilson.
The team plays in The Memorial Centre, which also houses Pete’s shop and a Peterborough Sport’s Hall of Fame.