As the demand for goal equipment, protective and skates increased, Pete's Sports expanded into the retail sale of sports equipment, with a distinct focus on Hockey and Goalie equipment. In 1982, Pete's Sports established a strong relationship with Vaughn Custom Sports, and took an active role in manufacturing Vaughn's first Canadian made product line. As the 1980's progressed, Pete's grew further to provide team and corporate uniform services for many London-area Sports Associations and Leagues. Through Pete's Quality Service oriented approach, all three areas continue to flourish and continue to expand annually.
By the mid 1990's, Pete's was a rapidly expanding sporting goods store, forcing the store's expansion to a second location. To consolidate, our present Oxford St. location was renovated and expanded to a comfortable 5,000 sq. ft., allowing us to bring both stores together once again, and offer all of our services at one convenient location.
Presently, we function as a full size hockey retail store offering products from Bauer, CCM, Warrior, True and Eagle . Also, during the summer months, we offer baseball products such as Easton, Rawlings, Mizuno, Worth, Under Armour,and Miken. Our expanded Team and Corporate Sales Department offers the latest in team apparel and corporate wear. Competitive prices have lead to a 25% increase in Association and League business, and we are always eager to take on new customers, and all of their Team and Corporate needs.
Petes Sports, has opened 2 other locations, 1/ Western Fair District at the sports centre, we opened in the fall of 2009 and have been there ever since. 2/ Strathroy Gemini arena we opened a pro shop 12 years ago offerering skate sharpening , tape , sticks and repairs. In the fall of 2015 we opened a larger shop at the Gemini were we added the selling of association apparel for Strathroy MHA and the Bluewater Hawks girls hockey.
Pete's has expanded greatly since its opening of it’s doors on 649 Oxford St, but we have never forgotten our roots. We are the #1 repair outlet for sports equipment in Southwestern Ontario. We have repaired equipment for the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays, Team Canada, London Knights, Oshawa Generals, Plymouth Whalers, Sarnia Sting, Kitchener Rangers, and other CIAU University, Major Junior A, B, C and D franchises in 40 years of being in business.
The Pete's Sports staff is friendly, courteous and very knowledgeable, and is focused on providing you with cutting edge services and technical advice. Whatever your sports related needs may be, Pete's can help!