Just months before the beginning of the Second World War, 79 years ago next month, Peterborough's premier hockey team, the senior B Petes, was in the thick of a provincial championship series. The year before, in 1938, the Petes lost the two-game goals-to-count senior B semifinal series 7-6 to Niagara Falls. With essentially the same team, the Petes were prepared to redeem themselves. Playing out of the Brock Street Arena with its natural ice, the playoffs started in February of 1939.
What have we learned or gained sports-wise here in Peterborough from 2017 events? Lacrosse is still a popular sport in the city, even if city staff tends to ignore it when they schedule questionable repairs to the Memorial Centre floor. The Century 21 Lakers are again the best major lacrosse team in Canada and they did it the hard way. By going into New Westminster, dropping the first two games and then sweeping the western champion in four straight games. They showed they are the best.
What should we in Peterborough expect and hope for sports-wise in 2018? First from the $157,800 new entertainment centre feasibility study council has approved, we should expect an extensive report by the mid-May deadline. Hopefully the study gives recommendations on a preferred site, expected economic benefits for the city and a strong suggestion on the urgency of such a project. It should project the seating capacity, number of ice surfaces and optimum configuration for the city's needs.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".