Galt is a community in Cambridge, Canada, in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario on the Grand River. Prior to 1973 it was an independent city, incorporated in 1915, but amalgamation with the town of Hespeler, the town of Preston and the village of Blair formed the new municipality of Cambridge. Parts of the surrounding townships were included; the first mayor of Cambridge was Claudette Millar. There was considerable resistance among the local population to this "shotgun marriage" arranged by the provincial government and a healthy sense of rivalry had always governed relations among the three communities. Today, many residents refer to their area of Cambridge as being Galt or Preston or Hespeler; each unique centre has its own history, well documented in the Cambridge City Archives. No population data is available for the former Galt since the Census reports cover only the full area of Cambridge; the former Galt covers the largest portion of the amalgamated municipality, making up the southern half of the city.
It is located on the Grand River and has a long history as an industrialized area. The former Preston and Blair are located on the western side of the city, while the former Hespeler is in the most northeasterly section of Cambridge. In the late 1700s, developers began to buy land around the Grand River from the Six Nations Indians who were led by Joseph Brant. One speculator, William Dickson, a wealthy immigrant from Scotland, bought 90,000 acres of land along the Grand River in 1816. Dickson advertised in Scotland for immigrants. Dickson sold lots to these new settlers; the centre of the planned community was at the junction of Mill Creek and the Grand River called Shade's Mills. Absalom Shade, a carpenter from Pennsylvania was hired in 1816 by William Dickson to manage his lands in Dumfries Township, he operated a general store, a mill and a distillery in Shade's Mills, which became Galt. In 1819, he built a small bridge over the Grand River to serve customers on the other side. Shade supplied food and built roads for the Canada Company.
He helped establish the Grand River Navigation Company to help transport goods along the river and the Gore Bank in Hamilton. Shade helped develop railroads in the area and was among those who built Galt's Trinity Anglican Church in 1844. A new streetcar system, the Galt and Hespeler electric railway, would begin operation in 1894, connecting Preston and Galt. In 1911, the line reached Hespeler and Waterloo; the electric rail system ended passenger services in April, 1955. Dickson decided to name the Post Office Galt, in honour of John Galt of the Canada Company, developing this entire area. Agricultural in early years, Galt had attracted industry by 1840 and became the largest town in the Grand River area until the early 1900s. Galt was incorporated as a village in 1850, as a town in 1857 and as a city in 1915. Throughout that entire period, it continued to grow based on a large industrial base; the Canadian Gazetteer of 1846 discussed the community's water power, essential to power the local industries which were making the area prosperous.
At the time the population was about 1000, most from Scotland. There were five churches, a weekly newspaper, a fire department, a public library, a bank and a curling club; the post office received mail every day. Industries in operation included "two grist mills, two saw mills, two foundries, two carding machines and cloth factories, one brewery, two distilleries, one tannery..." A foundry had opened on Grand Avenue as Dumfries Foundry which would become Goldie & McCulloch, a major manufacturer of safes, wood working machinery and engines powered by steam or by gasoline. It would continue as a major operation under several other owners until 2000; the largest of the early schools in the community, the Galt Grammar School, opened in 1852 with William Tassie as headmaster starting in 1853 at the site of what became the Galt Collegiate. The school attracted students from across North America. By 1872, it had been recognized as a Collegiate Institute. Galt incorporated as a town with Morris C. Lutz elected as the first mayor.
By 1858, a "Town Hall and Market House" had been built with an "Italianate" Tuscan, influence. In years, the Town Hall became the City Hall and was extensively modified. Galt was incorporated as a city in 1915; the population in 1869 was 4000 and the community was said to be one of the principal manufacturing locations in Ontario. The railway reached Galt in 1879, increasing the opportunities of exporting local goods and importing others. In 1889, the former Dickson Mill on the Grand River was converted to a hydro electric plant which operated until July 1911 when a power grid from Niagara Falls reached the community. In the early 1870s, the Credit Valley Railway planned to implement several lines running west and north from Toronto and in 1873, built freight and passenger buildings in Galt. By 1879, the company had installed a bridge crossing the river and in December completed a preliminary test run with a train; the CVR venture was not long-lived however, in 1883, the line was taken over by the Canadian Pacific Railway which built a brick passenger building that still stands.
Not long after Galt had become part of Cambridge, in May 1974, flooding on
International Professional Hockey League
The International Professional Hockey League was the first professional Ice hockey league, operating from 1904 to 1907. It was formed by Jack'Doc' Gibson, a dentist who played hockey throughout Ontario before settling in Houghton, Michigan; the IPHL was a five team circuit which included Pittsburgh, Sault Ste. Marie, Sault Ste. Marie, Calumet and Houghton; the IPHL was instrumental in changing the nature of top-level senior men's ice hockey from amateur to professional. In the time period around 1900, leagues in Canada fought against the professionalization of athletics. John Ross Robertson was quoted in the newspapers of the day as saying "for self preservation, the stand of the Ontario Hockey Association against the professionalism of Pittsburgh, Houghton and the Soo must be uncompromisingly antagonistic... Any player who figures on any of these teams must be banished from Ontario Hockey."Leagues in Canada had been accused of paying individual players for several years and, in fact, Gibson played on a team expelled from the Ontario Hockey Association in 1898 for paying some of its players.
However, it was not until the Portage Lakes Hockey Club and the formation of the IPHL in 1904 that any hockey league achieved full-fledged professional status. In the early 20th century, the mining industry was making huge investments in Northern Michigan. In the fall of 1903, James R. Dee of Houghton started discussions with Western Pennsylvania Hockey League representatives in Pittsburgh regarding the establishment of a national hockey association. Houghton's team had played against Pittsburgh's for a de facto United States national championship in ice hockey. In 1903–04, the professional Houghton team, without a league of its own, played exhibition games against teams from Sault Ste. Marie and Michigan prompting the OHA to ban both the American Soo Indians and Canadian Sault Hockey Club from competing against Canadian amateur teams; as a result, the two teams had nowhere to go but to the proposed professional league. A meeting was held on November 5, 1904 which included prominent business leaders from Pittsburgh, Sault Ste.
Marie and Northern Michigan. A number of cities were considered for this new professional league including Montreal, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Grand Rapids, Duluth. However, the league accepted teams from Houghton, the two Soos, Calumet; the representatives of the Canadian Soo suggested a revenue sharing plan that would divide gate receipts in a 60–40 home-visitor split. This revenue sharing plan would make the long journey to Pittsburgh possible, considering that team played at the 5,000-seat capacity Duquesne Gardens; the WPHL, paying players to play ice hockey since 1901, put its best professionals into one team, the Pittsburgh Pros, dissolved. The Houghton Portage Lakes team played at what was a new facility at the time called the Amphidrome on Portage Lake; the Calumet-Laurium Miners, a nearby rival of the Houghton team, played at the new Palestra. By contrast, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan made the Ridge Street Ice-A-Torium, the local curling club, its home rink; the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario team or Canadian Soo as it was called played at its local curling rink.
The International Hockey League attracted some of the best players from established Canadian amateur leagues. Every player received a minimum salary of at least $15 to $40 a week, with many getting lucrative jobs in the community. Ottawa's "Hod" Stuart, was paid $1,800 by the Calumet Miners to play for the team and manage their rink for the 1904-05 season. Cyclone Taylor was enticed into the league with a salary offer of more than $3,000. With the hockey season only lasting a couple of months a year because teams played on natural ice, most of the players went home to their families and regular jobs in Canada at the end of each season. In many cases, this meant that IHL managers would have to organize new teams each season; the Calumet Miners won the first league championship in 1905. In 1906 and 1907, the title went to Houghton-Portage Lakes. After the 1906-07 season, Canada established individual professional teams and, soon after, leagues were formed drawing back many players to play for their home crowds.
In addition, it was apparent that, while the league was talking about expanding to larger centres such as Toronto and Duluth, there were problems among the existing clubs. The Pittsburgh franchise was seeking a league closer to home to play in and the champion Houghton-Portage Lake club wasn't interested in another season; the other teams were still making plans for another season in 1907-08. Canadian Soo re-signed Hugh Lehman, Newsy Lalonde, Ed Shaefer and Jack Marks. However, on November 4, 1907, Michigan Soo pulled out of the league citing a lack of players and the IPHL folded; the Pittsburgh team would be dissolved and the WPHL was restarted. The following players are members of the Hockey Hall of Fame: Western Pennsylvania Hockey League cchockeyhistory.org Legends of Hockey virtualmuseum.ca Hockey League History Pittsburgh Hockey Net 1900-1910
Amateur Hockey Association of Canada
The Amateur Hockey Association of Canada was an amateur men's ice hockey league founded on 8 December 1886, in existence until 1898. It was the second ice hockey league organized in Canada, after one in Kingston, Ontario started in 1883, it was organized to provide a longer season to determine the Canadian champion. Prior to its founding the Canadian championship was determined in a tournament in Montreal, it is the first championship ice hockey league. The 1893 champion of the league, Montreal Hockey Club were the first winner of the newly introduced Stanley Cup, who were awarded the Cup as the champions of the AHAC since the AHAC was considered the top league of Canada. A meeting was called, for those in favor of the formation of a Dominion hockey association, for the evening of 8 December 1886. Mr. J. G. Monk of the Victoria Hockey Club was asked to send a written invitation to Ottawa Hockey Club and the Quebec Hockey Club, asking each to send a representative to the meeting, Only Ottawa had responded.
The meeting was held at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal and attended by the following delegates with Mr. J. Arnton acting as Chairman and Mr, J. G. Monk as Secretary: With all in favor of forming the new association, the name given was the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada and a constitution similar to the one governing Lacrosse was adopted but modified to suit hockey. Afterwards, officers were elected for the upcoming inaugural season, who were: President — Mr. Thomas D. Green First Vice-president — Mr. J. Arnton Second Vice-President — Mr. R. Laing Secretary-treasurer — Mr. E. Stevensom Council — Messrs. James Stewart, J. G. Monk, H. A. Budden, E. Sheppard, Percy MylesThey agreed that the season should run from 1 January 1887 until 15 March 1887; the teams knew each other. They had competed at the Montreal Winter Carnival ice hockey tournaments from 1883–1885 and the 1886 Dominion Championship: 1883 - Montreal Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament, 1884 - Montreal Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament, 1885 - Montreal Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament, 1886 - Dominion Championship Thomas D. Green of Ottawa had played on the 1883 McGill hockey team.
In that age, ice hockey was a different game compared to today: the AHAC rules stated that there were six skaters on each side. These were defined as: left wing centre right wing rover point coverpointThe left wing and right wing were the forwards, like today; the rover would line up behind the centre, with the point and coverpoint following, in an'I' formation towards the goaltender. The face offs were at a right angle to today's practice, the centre men facing inwards from the sides of the rink; the goaltenders used no special equipment. There were no goal nets; the goals were two posts, with no crossbar. An umpire would judge the legality of each score. There were no boards along the sides of the ice, there were no standard dimensions for a rink, although dimensions were instituted for the positioning of the goal out from the ends of the rink. A match was two halves of thirty minutes. Sudden-death overtime was in place, a match would continue until a goal was scored in the event of a tie after regulation.
Players in all positions would play the entire 60 minutes. The captains of contesting teams shall agree upon a referee. All questions as to games shall be settled by the umpires and their decision shall be final. All disputes on the ice shall be settled by the referee, his decision shall be final; the game shall be renewed by a bully in the centre of the rink. Goals, six feet wide and four feet high, which shall be changed after each game, unless otherwise agreed; when a player hits a puck, anyone of the same side who at such moment of hitting is nearer the opponent's goal line is out of play and may not touch the puck himself, or in any way prevent any other player from doing so until the puck has been played. A player must always be on his own side of the puck; the puck may be stopped, but not knocked on, by any part of the body. No player shall raise his stick above his shoulder. Charging from behind, collaring, kicking or shinning, shall not be allowed, any player after having been twice warned by the referee, it shall become his duty to rule the player off for that match.
When the puck gets off the ice behind the goals it shall be taken by the referee to five yards at right angles from the goal line and there faced. When the puck goes off the ice at the sides it shall be taken by the referee at five yards at right angles from the boundary line and there faced; the goal keeper must not, during play, kneel or sit upon the ice, but must maintain a standing position. Hockey sticks shall not be more than three inches wide at any point. Goal shall be scored when the puck shall have passed between the goal posts and below the top and passed from in front below an imaginary line across the top of posts; the puck must be made of vulcanized rubber, one inch thick all through, three inches in diameter. A team shall be composed of seven players who shall be bona fide members of the club they represent. No player shall be allowed to play on more than one team during a season except in a case of a bona fide change of residence. Two half hours with an intermission of ten minutes between will be time allowed for matches.
A match will be decided by the team winning the greatest number of games during that time. In case of a tie after playing the specified two half hours, play will continue until one side secures a game, unless otherwise agreed upon between the captains before the match. No change of players must be made after a match has commenced except for
The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League playoff winner. It is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise, the International Ice Hockey Federation considers it to be one of the "most important championships available to the sport"; the trophy was commissioned in 1892 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup and is named after Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor General of Canada who donated it as an award to Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club. The entire Stanley family supported the sport, the sons and daughters all playing and promoting the game; the first Cup was awarded in 1893 to Montreal Hockey Club, winners from 1893 to 1914 were determined by challenge games and league play. Professional teams first became eligible to challenge for the Stanley Cup in 1906. In 1915, professional ice hockey organizations National Hockey Association and the Pacific Coast Hockey Association reached a gentlemen's agreement in which their respective champions would face each other annually for the Stanley Cup.
It was established as the de facto championship trophy of the NHL in 1926 and the de jure NHL championship prize in 1947. There are three Stanley Cups: the original bowl of the "Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup", the authenticated "Presentation Cup", the spelling-corrected "Permanent Cup" on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame; the NHL has maintained its associated trademarks. The NHL has registered trademarks associated with the name and likeness of the Stanley Cup, although there has been dispute as to whether the league has the right to own trademarks associated with a trophy that it does not own; the original bowl is 18.5 centimetres high and 29 centimetres wide. The current Stanley Cup is topped with a copy of the original bowl, made of a silver and nickel alloy, it weighs 15.5 kilograms. A new Stanley Cup is not made each year, unlike the trophies awarded by the other major professional sports leagues of North America; the winners kept it until a new champion was crowned, but winning teams get the Stanley Cup during the summer and a limited number of days during the season.
Every year since 1924, a select portion of the winning players, coaches and club staff names are engraved on its bands, unusual among trophies. However, there is not enough room to include all the players and non-players, so some names must be omitted. Between 1924 and 1940, a new band was added every year that the trophy was awarded, earning the nickname "Stovepipe Cup" due to the unnatural height of all the bands. In 1947, the cup size was reduced. In 1958, the modern one-piece Cup was designed with a five-band barrel which could contain 13 winning teams per band; the oldest band is removed when the bottom band is full and preserved in the Hockey Hall of Fame in order to prevent the Stanley Cup from growing, a new blank band added to the bottom. It has been referred to as The Cup, Lord Stanley's Cup, The Holy Grail, or facetiously as Lord Stanley's Mug; the Stanley Cup is surrounded by numerous legends and traditions, the oldest of, the winning team drinking champagne from it. Since the 1914–15 season, the Cup has been won a combined 101 times by 18 current NHL teams and 5 defunct teams.
It was not awarded in 1919 because of a Spanish flu epidemic or in 2005 because of the 2004–05 NHL lockout. It was held by nine different teams between 1893 and 1914; the Montreal Canadiens have won it a record 24 times and are the most recent Canadian-based team to win it, doing so in 1993. After the Lord Stanley of Preston was appointed by Queen Victoria as Governor General of Canada on June 11, 1888, he and his family became enthusiastic about ice hockey. Stanley was first exposed to the game at Montreal's 1889 Winter Carnival, where he saw the Montreal Victorias play the Montreal Hockey Club; the Montreal Gazette reported that he "expressed his great delight with the game of hockey and the expertise of the players". During that time, organized ice hockey in Canada was still in its infancy and only Montreal and Ottawa had anything resembling leagues. Stanley's entire family became active in ice hockey. Two of his sons and Algernon, formed a new team called the Ottawa Rideau Hall Rebels. Arthur played a key role in the formation of what became known as the Ontario Hockey Association, became the founder of ice hockey in Great Britain.
Arthur and Algernon persuaded their father to donate a trophy to be "an outward and visible sign of the hockey championship". Stanley sent the following message to the victory celebration held on March 18, 1892, at Ottawa's Russell House Hotel for the three-time champion Ottawa Hockey Club: I have for some time been thinking that it would be a good thing if there were a challenge cup which should be held from year to year by the champion hockey team in the Dominion. There does not appear to be any such outward sign of a championship at present, considering the general interest which matches now elicit, the importance of having the game played and under rules recognized, I am willing to give a cup which shall be held from year to year by the winning team. I am not quite certain that the present regulations governing the arrangement of matches give entire satisfaction, it would be worth consid
The Arena, Ottawa
The Arena known as Dey's Arena was an arena for ice hockey located in Ottawa, Canada. It was the home of the Ottawa Hockey Club from 1908 to 1923, it was the third in a series of ice hockey venues built by the Dey family of Ottawa. At the time of its building, it was Canada's largest arena; the arena was built in 1907 and was built because audiences for hockey matches had out-grown the previous arena, known as Dey's Rink or Dey's Arena. The spectator capacity was 7,000, of which 2,500 was standing room.'The Arena', as it was called, was built on leased land at Laurier Avenue at the Rideau Canal, on the location of today's Confederation Park, near the current Ottawa city hall. This is close to the location of the first Dey's Rink, located on the opposite bank of the Canal, it is close to the location of the Royal Rink at 28 Slater, where the Ottawa Hockey Club first practised in 1883. The land for The Arena was leased from landowner Esther Sherwood for the rate of $166.66 per month, for twenty years.
The Arena opened on January 11, 1908 for a game between Ottawa and the Montreal Wanderers, the top rivalry of the day. The last Senators game at the arena was held on March 10, 1923, after which the team moved to the Ottawa Auditorium; the Ottawa Auditorium was built by the Deys, who were part owners of the Ottawa Senators. This third rink was torn down by the federal government at the end of the lease in 1927 to make way for the ceremonial'Driveway' improvement project along the Rideau Canal; the Arena hosted the 1910 and 1911 Stanley Cup challenges, the 1920 Stanley Cup Finals, all won by the Ottawa Senators. The Arena was used for other sports as well as ice hockey; the 1912 Canadian Figure Skating Championships were held in February 1912 at the Arena. Boxing matches were held there including Canadian heavyweight champion Tommy Burns versus Len Darcy, Canadian lightweight champion Bobby Ebber versus Homer LeBlanc on October 16, 1925; the matches drew over two thousand fans. The Arena was a large improvement internally from the previous Dey Arena.
The dressing rooms, rest rooms, smoking rooms and lobby were steam-heated. The main doors were on Laurier Avenue, a north entrance existed onto Slater Street, which at the time extended to the Canal; the exterior was simple, did not meet Sherwood's lease criteria of a'worthy architectural feature' of Ottawa. At its building, it was the largest ice arena in Canada; the Arena ice surface was unusually shaped. Both ends are curved, with no straight sections behind the net; this design was passed along to the successor Ottawa Auditorium ice surface design. Ted Dey Kitchen, Paul. Dey Brothers rinks were home to the Senators. Bytown Pamphlet series. Ottawa, Ontario: Ottawa Historical Society. ISBN 0-920960-46-4. OCLC 29312605. MacGregor, Roy. "The long road to the Palladium". Ottawa Citizen. Pp. E3. Notes Dey Family genealogy page
George Harris Kennedy Jr. was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 film and television productions. He played "Dragline" opposite Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the role and being nominated for the corresponding Golden Globe, he received a second Golden Globe nomination for portraying Joe Patroni in Airport. Among the notable films he had a significant role in are Charade, Strait-Jacket, McHale's Navy, The Sons of Katie Elder, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen, The Boston Strangler, Guns of the Magnificent Seven and Lightfoot, Airport 1975, Earthquake and The Eiger Sanction. Kennedy was the only actor to appear in all four films in the Airport series, having reprised the role of Joe Patroni three times, he played Police Captain Ed Hocken in the Naked Gun series of comedy films, corrupt oil tycoon Carter McKay on the original Dallas television series. Kennedy was born on February 18, 1925, into a show business family.
His father, George Harris Kennedy, a musician and orchestra leader, died when Kennedy was four years old. He was raised by Helen A. a ballet dancer. His maternal grandfather was a German immigrant. Kennedy made his stage debut at age two in a touring company of Bringing Up Father, by seven was a New York City radio DJ. Joining the U. S. Army during World War II, he served 16 years, reaching the rank of captain, he was discharged in the late 1950s due to a back injury. His first notable screen role was a military policeman on the TV sitcom The Phil Silvers Show, where he served as a technical adviser, a role which Kennedy described as "a great training ground", his film career began in 1961 in The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come. He appeared in several Hollywood movies, including as a sadistic jail guard in the Kirk Douglas modern western Lonely Are the Brave, a ruthless criminal in the Cary Grant suspense film Charade, in a Joan Crawford thriller, Strait-Jacket. Kennedy was busy in 1965, he appeared with Gregory Peck in the mystery Mirage, with a large cast led by James Stewart in the plane-crash adventure The Flight of the Phoenix, with John Wayne in the war film In Harm's Way and with Wayne and Dean Martin in the western The Sons of Katie Elder.
He played the character "Blodgett" in a 1966 episode "Return to Lawrence" of the ABC Western series The Legend of Jesse James. Came the role for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Cool Hand Luke, that of "Dragline," a chain-gang convict who at first resents the new prisoner in camp played by Paul Newman comes to idolize the rebellious Luke. Kennedy followed with films such as The Dirty Dozen, Bandolero!, The Boston Strangler. In 1970, he appeared in the Academy Award-winning disaster film Airport, in which he played one of its main characters, airline troubleshooter Joe Patroni, he reprised this role in Airport 1975, Airport'77 and The Concorde... Airport' 79; the Airport franchise helped inspire the Zucker and Zucker satire Airplane!, in which the filmmakers hoped to cast Kennedy as the bumbling plane dispatcher. The role went to Lloyd Bridges, because Kennedy "couldn’t kill off his Airport cash-cow", Jerry Zucker said in 2010. Kennedy co-starred with Clint Eastwood in two films and Lightfoot and The Eiger Sanction, with ensemble casts in the disaster film Earthquake and the Agatha Christie mystery Death on the Nile.
He starred in two television series, which aired from 1971-72 on NBC, The Blue Knight, a CBS series that ran for 24 episodes from 1975-76. Kennedy starred in two Japanese productions, Junya Satō's Proof of the Man in 1977 and Kinji Fukasaku's Virus in 1980. Both films were produced by Haruki Kadokawa and featured extensive international casts and shooting locations. Although Proof of the Man was only released theatrically in Japan and Virus saw a financially unsuccessful truncated cut in the U. S. Kennedy was enthusiastic towards his involvement. In 1984, Kennedy starred opposite Bo Derek in the box-office bomb Bolero, he made other minor films including Savage Dawn, The Delta Force and Creepshow 2, before playing a role in the comedy film The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! in 1988, playing Captain Ed Hocken opposite Leslie Nielsen's comical cop Frank Drebin. There were two sequels. In 1990, Kennedy appeared in the Korean film Mayumi directed by Shin Sang-ok, best known for having been kidnapped with actress and wife Choi Eun-hee by North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il.
Mayumi was Shin's attempt at re-entering the South Korean film industry and was the country's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 63rd Academy Awards, but it was not accepted as a nominee. Despite featuring Kennedy, it saw no wide release outside of South Korea and was a domestic box office failure. On television, Kennedy starred as Carter McKay in the CBS prime time serial Dallas, appearing from 1988 to 1991. From the mid - to late-1990s, he promoted Breathasure tablets in television commercials. Around this time, he reprised his role as McKay in the television films Dallas: J. R. Returns and Dallas: War of the Ewings. In the late 1970s, Kennedy appeared as a celebrity guest on the television game show Match Game. In 1998, he voiced Brick Bazooka for the film Small Soldiers, he made several independent films, before making a 2003 comeback to television in the soap opera The Young and the Restless, playing the character Albert Miller, the biological father to legendary character Victor Newman.
In 2005, he made a cameo
David Bruce Ridpath was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and general manager. He was a member of the 1911 Stanley Cup champion Ottawa Senators before an automobile accident ended his playing career. Ridpath, born in Lakefield, Ontario, as well as playing ice hockey was a member of the Toronto Canoe Club and became known as a canoe racer and stunt paddler, performing in shows throughout the world. Ridpath never died in 1925 at the age of 40 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, he never regained consciousness. Ridpath played junior hockey in 1904 with the Westerns in the Ontario Hockey Association; as a senior, he joined the Toronto Marlboros of the OHA in 1905. In the season of 1905–06, Ridpath secretly played for money in the Temiskaming League, his appearance in the league was found out, he was banned from the OHA in November 1906. He subsequently was their initial captain, he played in eight games, scoring 17 goals in the Pros' exhibition schedule of'06–07. He played three seasons for the Torontos, helping the team to win the 1908 OPHL league title and scored a goal in a 6-4 loss to the Montreal Wanderers in a one-game Stanley Cup challenge.
On January 30, 1909, he scored seven goals in one game as Toronto defeated Brantford 15-10. That season, he played for Cobalt in the Temiskaming League that would form the foundation of the new National Hockey Association that year. Ridpath signed with the Ottawa Senators in 1909-10, playing in the NHA, he played on a forward line with Gordon Roberts and Marty Walsh and rover Bruce Stuart and with the line of Walsh, Dubbie Kerr and Jack Darragh. In 1910–11, his most productive season, he scored 23 goals in 16 games and help Ottawa win the NHA final and the Stanley Cup. Ridpath suffered a fractured skull when he was hit by a car on Yonge Street in Toronto on November 2, 1911, missed the entire 1911-12 season; the new Toronto Blueshirts wanted him to play for them, Ottawa demanded $500 for his rights, but he never recovered from his injuries, which were life-threatening, ending his playing career. Benefits were held in Ottawa and Toronto for Ridpath, a popular player. Ridpath was appointed the first manager of the Blueshirts and assembled the Toronto Blueshirts for their first season of play in the NHA.
He resigned as manager in October 1913. He was considering playing for the team. 1911–12 NHA season Harper, Stephen J.. A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs and the Rise of Professional Hockey. Simon & Schuster Canada. ISBN 978-1-4767-1653-4. Total Hockey. 1998. P. 1808