OHL and AAA Petes to Honour Steve Richey, News (Peterborough Minor Petes)

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OHL and AAA Petes to Honour Steve Richey
Submitted By OHL Petes & PMHC on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Scout, coach, and mentor to be recognized for contributions to local hockey

(Peterborough, ON) – The OHL Peterborough Petes and Peterborough Minor Hockey Council “AAA” Petes announced Monday that they will honour late scout, coach, and mentor Steve Richey.

Steve grew up in Peterborough with a love for sports, particularly hockey and lacrosse. At 18 he realized his dream of becoming a goalie for the OHL’s Kingston Canadians before being traded to the London Knights where he would play his final season.

Steve continued to give back to the sports community throughout his life, acting as a coach and mentor to many. He was a scout for the OHL Petes, spending countless hours in arenas throughout Ontario scouting Midget hockey players.

On April 13th, 2018, Steve passed away at the age of 54 as the result of a heart attack.

To honour their former scout, the OHL Petes have renamed their Education Fund Scholarship/Bursary Award, which is given annually to a graduating PMHC player, after Steve.

“Steve was a wonderful and valued part of our scouting staff for numerous years,” commented Petes General Manager Mike Oke. “He was highly regarded in and made invaluable contributions to the Peterborough hockey community, and as such, we’re honoured to recognize him by renaming this award.”

 The Peterborough Minor Hockey Council “AAA” petes will honour Steve by re-naming their annual Midget tournament the Steve Richey Tournament of Champions.

“Every January for the past 12 years, the PMHC has hosted some of the top minor and major Midget teams, featuring players who are eligible for the OHL Priority Selection, that come to showcase their talent and skills for scouts,” stated PMHC President and Petes alumnus Mike Martone. “We feel, as an organization, that it’s only fitting to rename our tournament in honour of Steve, who played his minor hockey in Peterborough, played in the OHL, and scouted for the Petes.”

The 2019 Steve Richey Tournament of Champions take place January 17-20, 2019. For more information, click here.
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