Local Hockey Star Pete Piquette
Ellery Maloney, recently spoke
with Sports Energy News to
remember his friend Pete Piquette.
Piquette was a local hockey
goaltender in the 1940’s and 50’s
who saw great success in his
hockey career, landing him a spot in
the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame.
Maloney says he’s known Pete and
his wife Betty for most of his life.
“We both played hockey, we were
both goaltenders on separate teams.
We’ve been such close friends since
our early teens,” says Maloney.
“We were in each other’s wedding
parties as well.”
Pete Piquette was an exceptional
good goaltender and he started his
junior hockey with the Cornwall
Community Sports Club. Piquette
was soon called to play with the
Oshawa Generals Jr. A team in the
OHA, (Currently OHL). Maloney
recalls one of the highlights of
Piquette’s time with the Generals
was his encounter with George
Armstrong, an All-Star player with
the Toronto Maple Leafs.