Petes Re-Creating 1956 Hockey Experience on Tuesday

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, exactly 60 years to the day of the first ever OHA game at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, the Petes will recreate the 1956 hockey game night experience, wearing replica 1596 T.P.T Petes uniforms, and will play against the Niagara IceDogs, who will be wearing St. Catharines Teepees throwback jerseys.

The game will be a near-exact replica of a 1956 hockey experience, with the following elements included:

  • 15 cent hotdogs (limit of two per ticket, while supplies last)
  • Special ticket discount: anyone born in 1956 or earlier can purchase a regular bowl ticket for $10
    • Anyone born on November 8, 1956 who has a ticket to the game will receive a free, autographed T.P.T. Petes replica ringer t-shirt
  • Rinkboards removed – thanks to the many Petes and OHL/CHL partners for their support
  • 1950s music and live organ throughout game
  • Free Tide laundry detergent sample giveaway (on Nov. 8, 1956, Petes gave away Lux Liquid dish detergent)
  • Remembrance Day ceremonies in recognition of Peterborough Memorial Centre, which was named in honour of veterans
    • Peterborough 534 Raider Air Cadet Squadron anthem performance
    • Cadet Flag Party
    • Ceremonial Puck Drop: Afghanistan veteran Christian D’Andrea (Royal
      Canadian Dragoons)
    • Royal Canadian Legion selling poppies in the lobbies
  • Limited edition T.P.T. Petes replica ringer t-shirt
  •  Niagara IceDogs wearing replica St. Catharines Teepees jerseys (first game at PMC: Nov. 8, 1956 – Peterborough T.P.T. Petes defeat St. Catharines Teepees 4-3 in overtime)
  • Online auction of game-worn T.P.T. Petes jerseys in support of the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund and Petes Education Fund


1956 Jersey 16 Lorentz1956 TPT Jersey FrontTickets are still available for the November 8 throwback game, including special $10 1956 tickets, by visiting the Peterborough Memorial Centre Box Office online, in person, or by phoning (705) 743-3561.

The Petes would like to thank the following companies who have partnered with the team to help recreate the 1956 game experience:

Bombardier Great Clips Niagara IceDogs
Brown’s Fine Foods Havelock Metal Prducts P.J.’s Diner
Canadian Tire High St. Guardian Pharmacy Pioneer
Chex TV J. Bower Roofing Pizza Pizza
CHL Jack McVicar Professional Corp. Procter & Gamble
CIBC John Dewars AutoSource Ptbo Glass and Window
Cleary Homes Kawartha Golf and Country Club Ricky’s All Day Grill
CogecoTV Keep Your Castle Schneiders
Crimestoppers Level A/The Staffing Connection Signarama
Culligan Little Caesar’s Pizza State Farm Insurance
Energy 99.7/Country 105 Marlin Travel SunLife Financial
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Merrett Home Building Centre The Keg
Extra 90.5 Monkman Gracie & Johnston The Royal Canadian Legion
First Choice Haircutters Morello’s Independent Grocer Tim Horton’s
Fleming College Mr. Sub Tim Horton’s
Goldfinger Personal Injury Lawyers National Sanitation Trans Canada Nissan
Goodlife Fitness Nexicom Wind Mobile
Great Canadian RV NHL XCopper


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