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Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson

Barrie's Peter Robinson is a sports columnist for BarrieToday. He is the author of Hope and Heartbreak in Toronto, his take on living with the disease of being a Leafs fan. He got his start as a sports reporter covering the Barrie Colts in the late 1990s and still thinks it was his most stressful job to date. He's since held various roles for SCOREGolf, NHL Yearbook, Toronto Star Golf Guide, and Prospects Hockey. Peter recently started producing documentaries and will now also be chronicling Barrie's sports scene through his eyes as he sees it

Recent Work by Peter

'Extremely proud': Late coach being enshrined in hall of fame

'Extremely proud': Late coach being enshrined in hall of fame

'We are very grateful that he is going to be honoured like this. Martin would have loved it,' Carl's widow says ahead of tonight's induction ceremony
Goodridge punches his ticket into the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame

Goodridge punches his ticket into the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame

Known as 'Big Daddy,' Barrie resident Gary Goodridge fought in the early years of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and also excelled at arm-wrestling, becoming Canadian champion as a teen
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> Former Leaf still bleeds blue in Barrie

PLAYING FIELD: Former Leaf still bleeds blue in Barrie

After storied hockey career, Jack Valiquette settled in the Barrie area, battled cancer and is now enjoying life in remission
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> Wild day as Minnesota picks Colts forward

PLAYING FIELD: Wild day as Minnesota picks Colts forward

Hunter Haight lone member of Barrie Colts to hear his name called at this year's NHL draft in Montreal
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> Sex assault claim puts hockey in spotlight

PLAYING FIELD: Sex assault claim puts hockey in spotlight

'As disturbing as the details have been to date, things are going to get uglier,' sports columnist says of proceedings taking place in Ottawa
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> Barrie native relishes crack at Memorial Cup

PLAYING FIELD: Barrie native relishes crack at Memorial Cup

Ottawa Sentators prospect Philippe Daoust and his Saint John Sea Dogs open vaunted tournament Monday versus OHL champs
Canadian Open swings into action Thursday

Canadian Open swings into action Thursday

'The last two years have not gone the way we would have wanted, but we are now back in a big way,' says tournament director
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> Thanks 'fore' the memories, Finlayson Cup <b>(9 photos)</b>

PLAYING FIELD: Thanks 'fore' the memories, Finlayson Cup (9 photos)

Women's golf tournament will tee off for the last time after a century
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> Leafs hope to reverse recent history

PLAYING FIELD: Leafs hope to reverse recent history

Sports columnist says the Toronto Maple Leafs are at a fork in the road as they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight in Game 7
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> Hardie finding ways to haunt old stomping grounds

PLAYING FIELD: Hardie finding ways to haunt old stomping grounds

Innisfil native scored game-winning goal for Mississauga in double overtime Wednesday; Steelheads and Barrie Colts back at it tonight for Game 5 with series knotted at 2-2