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marks the 55th Anniversary of the Peterborough Liftlock Atom Hockey Tournament,
and a brief history of the event shows that there is much to celebrate. The Tournament
began in 1958-59 as a one day, eight team affair for Pee Wees. With the introduction
of play-downs for this group by the OMHA, the Tournament was changed to Novice
level, and eventually adopted the name "Atom" in 1974 as a result of OMHA changes
to age groupings.
For the first 11 years, the Tournament was held in mid-March under the Chairmanship of Neil Clark. In the fall of 1969, a group headed by Jack Guerin, Lloyd Hardy, Don Dorsett, and Howie Eastman approached the League Executive with a proposal to change the Tournament to a two day, 16 team event.