The Ballad of James Creighton

Dave Parker & Friends
Dave Parker



Dave Parker, vocals/sax

Yvan Fortin, guitar

Jay Sewall, harmonica

Dan Godro, organ

Harold Boivin, bass

Andy Stewart, drums


James Creighton was born in Halifax and educated at Kings College in Windsor, Nova Scotia.  It was Creighton who organized the first game of indoor hockey in 1875 at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montréal.  (Apparently, they used Halifax rules and hockey sticks brought in from Nova Scotia).  Creighton later moved to Ottawa where he worked as a law clerk with the Senate and played hockey with the sons of Lord Stanley.  Many historians consider him the “Father of Canadian Ice Hockey