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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

<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
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> IceDogs fiasco an example of how family business can fall apart

PLAYING FIELD: IceDogs fiasco an example of how family business can fall apart

Suspended Burke brothers still stand to benefit should rumours of new buyer materialize
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> Barrie minor hockey teammates could face off in OHL playoffs

PLAYING FIELD: Barrie minor hockey teammates could face off in OHL playoffs

Mitchell Weeks, Tyson Foerster, James Hardie, Mitchell Russell and Alec Belanger all graduates of Barrie's 'AAA' program
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> Hotham hoping AAA playoffs won't be iced by COVID

PLAYING FIELD: Hotham hoping AAA playoffs won't be iced by COVID

The former NHLer dreads more cancellations; 'If that happens, all these kids will have again worked so hard for nothing,' he lamented
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> It may be cold outside, but are things warming up inside Sadlon Arena?

PLAYING FIELD: It may be cold outside, but are things warming up inside Sadlon Arena?

With the Colts playing one of their best games of the season Thursday and pandemic restrictions being eased, sports columnist looks at what's in store for the upstart squad
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> Family Day provides chance to highlight some of Barrie's sporting clans

PLAYING FIELD: Family Day provides chance to highlight some of Barrie's sporting clans

For more than century, families have had a way of defining and producing some of Barrieā€™s best athletes, sports columnist says
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> Years later, Olympic men's hockey returns to its roots with non-NHLers

PLAYING FIELD: Years later, Olympic men's hockey returns to its roots with non-NHLers

'At the time when I got the silver medal, I wanted to throw it in the garbage,' says Penetanguishene's Chris Kontos, who played for Canada at the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> Locally bred OHLers navigate league stoppages with frustration

PLAYING FIELD: Locally bred OHLers navigate league stoppages with frustration

Alec Belanger, Mitchell Weeks and James Hardie all at crucial points of their development
<b>PLAYING FIELD:</b> By trading Olausson, Colts looking to the future again

PLAYING FIELD: By trading Olausson, Colts looking to the future again

Latest COVID restrictions make you wonder how many young athletes have been robbed of chance to some day grow into elite competitors, writes sports columnist