Cheers, Peter Ham | Hockey Icon Retires

We lift a glass to you, sir. It’s been a blast… Not just for your memorable contributions to hockey, but for your determined, yet humble, contributions to your fellow Brantfordians for a generation. Over the past several decades it has been you, one of the most significant influencers in the successes of hockey players from
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Burford Slo-Pitch: ‘Takeback!’ Win by 2 By Jesse Ferguson, 4BRANT Playing baseball during a heatwave couldn’t have been easy for Burford Slo-Pitch players, but they persevered on Wednesday, July 4. The first match of the week was the game of the week, the number-two ranked Cement Heads against the hottest team in the league, the
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Brantford Red Sox: The Great Comeback By Jesse Ferguson, 4BRANT The Great One’s father, Walter Gretzky, was out celebrating summer and sports. The Brantford Red Sox wanted to acknowledge a great man at their home game on Saturday, July 7. He looked like he was in good form as he whipped the ceremonial first pitch
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Return of Friday Night Fights Under the Lights By Jesse Ferguson, 4BRANT | Photographs and additional background by John Bradford On the night of July 6th, over 300 boxing fans filled the backyard of Knights of Columbus for what was tagged as “Return of Friday Night Fights Under the Lights” put on by Bell City
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D+D United Martial Arts make like Chuck Norris in Mexico By Jesse Ferguson, 4BRANT When Chuck Norris crosses the street, the cars have to look both ways…. Brantford resident, Bryon Davis, whom is the owner of D&D United Martial Arts Academy on Stanley St., had his first inspiration of martial arts from Norris himself. From
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Brantford Red Sox: Home-and-home, where home is not so sweet By Jesse Ferguson, 4BRANT Brantford faced Kitchener in the home set of a home-and-home back-to-back at Arnold Anderson Stadium in Cockshutt Park on Friday, June 29th. Brantford hosted a game on a day without rain so the game went off without a hitch. On the
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Burford Slo-Pitch: Fighting the rain again By Jesse Ferguson, 4BRANT This title is reminiscent of Staind’s song “Mudshovel” but yet, kinda different. Amidst wet conditions, some towns’ ignored the wet field and some didn’t… again (pictured below). Among the former group was the Burford Men’s Slo-Pitch League. The right batter box was in poor conditions
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Burford Slo-Pitch: Bon Lane looks to stay undefeated By Jesse Ferguson, 4BRANT “That’s how it’s done,” said Mike Kipp, quietly, upon returning from the field after a trot. Kipp smashed a homerun deep and out of Diamond A. His team though, the Cement Heads, seemed less than enthused though for some reason, perhaps that he
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Burford Slo-Pitch: This league can’t be weathered! By Jesse Ferguson, 4BRANT   Some leagues played Wednesday night, June 13th,  and some didn’t, because of the weather– whether it be the ten minutes of rain that came down or the wind. You would think slo-pitch may be lax in the wind and would be more likely
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Brantford Red Sox: June 15, game two of two By Jesse Ferguson, 4BRANT The sun was fully set and a crescent moon revealed itself for the scheduled game of the night. Brantford hoped to get over the first disappointing game and win the second, which would be their fourth scheduled win in a row according
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