Dave Lorentz | President
Dave joined the Petes Board of Directors in 2013 after serving as President of the Petes Alumni Association. He was named President of the Board of Directors in August of 2023. As the former President of the Petes Alumni, Dave uses his role on the Board of Directors to promote Alumni and their events, among other duties. Dave played three years for the Petes from 1987 – 1990 and was Captain of the 1989 OHL Championship team. Following his time with the Petes, Dave was drafted 145th overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals and represented Team Canada at the 1992 Spengler Cup. Dave played professionally in Europe before finishing his career at Waterloo University. Dave is married to his wife Caroline and they have two children, Josh and Carlie.
Dr. Bob Neville | Governor
Bob began with the Petes in 1987 as the Team Physician and traveled to road games and the Memorial Cup in 1989 and 1993. Bob was invited to join the Petes Board of Directors in 1995 and chaired the successful bid presentation to host the Memorial Cup in early 1996 and was Chairman of the 1996 Memorial Cup. Bob was a member of the Peterborough Memorial Centre’s Renovation Committee in 2000 and became the President of the Petes Board of Directors from 2002-2005. Currently, Bob is the Governor of the Board of Directors and in 2005 was elected to the Executive Council of the OHL Board of Governors where he currently holds the position of Secretary, Treasurer of the Board. Bob is the Chairman and member of multiple committees of the OHL Board of Governors. Professionally, Bob is a Family Physician, Occupational Health Physician, Coroner, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Queen’s and McMaster Universities, a Medical Review Officer, President of the Medical Centre in Peterborough and a Board member of the Primary Health Care Service in Peterborough. Bob and his wife Ginny, who have seven children, live in Peterborough.
George Gillespie | Treasurer
George joined the Petes in January, 2020 and became Treasurer in March 2021. An accomplished accountant with a strong local focus, he primarily assists with the financial management and accounting practices of the Petes Business and Hockey Operations departments. The lifelong Peterborough resident served as a General Partner with McColl Turner LLP (now Grant Thornton LLP) for over three decades as a licenced public accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. The highly respected and awarded accountant also brings extensive volunteer Board experience to the Petes. He is presently Treasurer, Trustee, and Board Member of Kawartha Land Trust, and recently stepped down from governance positions with Sir Sandford Fleming College. Previously, he was Chair and a founding Board Member of Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation. George, and his wife Ann, have four adult children and seven grandchildren, all of whom are Peterborough Petes fans.
Dave Pogue | Past President & Alternate Governor
Dave, who joined the Petes Board of Directors as Vice President in January, 2013, was named President in April, 2016. Dave completed his term as President in August 2023 and currently serves on the board as Past President & Alternate Governor. He brings an extended career in business, real estate management, marketing, promotions and communications to the board. He is the past Owner of E.G. Gray Transportation Ltd, Owner of Peterborough Cold Storage, Owner of Logistics Plus Warehousing, and has previously been involved as an Owner/Developer of Black Diamond Golf Club. Dave also spent 11 years working in local radio. For many years, Dave has sat on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Trucking Association, as an Executive. Dave and his wife recently founded Team 55, Let’s Tackle Suicide Awareness, after the loss of their son, and work very closely with the Canadian Mental Health Association developing and funding local mental health programs. Also, an avid supporter of Five Counties Children’s Centre, the Canadian Cancer Society, as well as a 14 year volunteer coach in Peterborough Rep Minor Hockey, Dave still finds time to enjoy farming with his son, Damon, and special activities with his grandchildren. Dave is a lifelong resident of Peterborough, and has been married to his wife, Heather, since 1987.
Rod McGillis | Vice President
Rod brings his extensive background in hockey and education to the Petes Board of Directors. He has been a secondary school history teacher since 1992, and has been an educator at St. Peter’s Secondary School since 1996. Rod holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College where he played four years of NCAA hockey and three years of NCAA lacrosse, and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Niagara University. His hockey background includes working as an Ontario Hockey League Advance Scout for the Ottawa 67’s (2010-2012), and Windsor Spitfires (2003-05), as well as 9 years as General Manager, Head Coach and Assistant Coach in the Provincial Junior A League, compiling a record 341-172-36, including being recognized with the Jr. ‘A’ Coach of the Year Award in 2002-03. Rod has been married to his wife Lynne, a teacher, since 1991. They have two children, Riley and Tori, as well as one grandchild.
Bob Gainey | Senior Advisor
Bob Gainey was named Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors in June, 2018. One of the greatest players to ever wear the maroon and white, Bob was selected by the Montreal Canadiens 8th overall in the 1973 amateur draft after spending two seasons with the Petes. Immediately jumping into the starting lineup, he was a pivotal member of the Canadiens teams that won four straight Stanley Cups from 1976-1979. Bob spent 15 NHL seasons with the Habs and just before retirement in 1989, added a fifth Stanley Cup in 1986. After retiring as a player, Gainey became Head Coach of the Minnesota North Stars and led the team to a Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 1991. He was also named General Manager in 1992 and stayed on as head coach until 1996, 3 years after the relocation to Dallas. In 1999 as GM, Gainey captured a sixth Cup as the Stars hosted Lord Stanley’s mug. He served as GM of the Montreal Canadiens from 2003 to 2010. Gainey also represented Canada in many international competitions including the Canada Cup in 1976 (winners) and 1981 (runners up) and World Championships in 1982 and 1986 (Both bronze medal wins).