Bruce Ridpath | 1911 Stanley Cup Champion

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From: Lakefield (Selwyn now), Ontario

David Bruce Ridpath was a professional ice hockey player and general manager.

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 atĀ St. Michael’s HospitalĀ 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

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