Nearly 80 years after his death in Ottawa, and burial at a city cemetery in an unmarked grave, the man widely hailed as the “founding father” of modern hockey has been honoured with a modest stone marker, a plaque highlighting his achievements, and glowing praise from Canada’s best-known hockey history buff: Prime Minister Stephen Harper.Full Story. Also, more at the SIHR website.
At a ceremony Saturday in Beechwood National Cemetery, Harper and several fellow members of the Society for International Hockey Research paid belated tribute to James Creighton, the Halifax-born sports pioneer credited with codifying and spreading the game that would become Canada’s greatest winter passion and de facto national religion.
UPDATE: Here's a CTV story complete with a video report.
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