From: Lakefield (Selwyn now), Ontario
David Bruce Ridpath was a professional ice hockey player and general manager.
- Born in 1884 in Lakefield, Ontario
- Died in 1925 in Toronto
David Ridpath was a member of the 1911 Stanley Cup champion Ottawa Senators.
Ridpath was on his way to a glorious hockey legacy before tragedy struck. On Toronto’s busy Yonge Street an automobile ran into him, fracturing his skull. Though he attempted a comeback, the accident cut his career short in 1912.
Ridpath died in 1925 at the age of 40 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
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Selwyn (Formerly known as Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield) is a township in central-eastern Ontario, Canada, located in Peterborough County.
Winter 2014. Canoe race in Lakefield, Ontario