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By Fred Wallace

 Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire. "


It's funny who you run into and how circles of life intersect.

Yesterday on Beef Day at the 53rd annual Grey Bruce Farmers Week, the organizers suggested I do an interview with Jeff Peters from Zoetis,  the world's largest producer of medicine and vaccinations for pets and livestock.

When I introduced myself to Jeff, he wondered if I was with the Owen Sound Attack because he recognized my voice.

As it turns out Jeff peters has heard my voice plenty as he's the father to 3 Ontario Hockey league grads; Justin Anthony & Alex, who played in the OHL over a span of 15 years and thus was a frequent visitor to the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre.

Sure we talked about Beef Day, but we also chatted about the hockey travels of his sons.

Justin, the oldest, started with the St Mike's Majors, in fact shutout the Attack on September 30th, 2004 in Owen Sound, was dealt to Plymouth and went on to play for goal Carolina, Washington & Arizona in the NHL. Justin Peters now plays in the Czech League.

Anthony was also a netminder, maybe most famous in his OHL days when he was hit by a car when the Kingston Frontenacs were in Windsor.

Anthony's OHL career wasn't as  glittering as his older brothers and after stops in Oshawa, Kingston, Saginaw, Belleville & Mississauga, he went to school at St Mary's University

What's Anthony Peters doing now ? .......He's playing goal. ......In the AHL. For the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

And then Alex Peters, the lone non-goaltender among the Peters brothers.

Alex who was a captain at Plymouth & later Flint likely picked up the first major of his career in Owen Sound, early in his rookie season and went on have a 10 goal, + 24 season in his final year with the Firebirds.

Following the lead of his middle brother, Alex Peters is also playing for St. Mary's University and who knows where that will lead.

You'd be surprised what you can learn during Grey Bruce Farmers Week.


I'm Fred Wallace

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