New song highlights Long Pond as the birthplace of hockey

The earliest documented evidence concerning the origins of ice hockey show that the first game of hockey was most likely played on Long Pond in Windsor, Nova Scotia in the early 1800’s. Parker’s song, “Hockey Was Invented By A Nova Scotian” tells the story of how Nova Scotians invented, developed and then shared their passion with the rest of Canada and the World.

The song, which can be heard on the longpondclassic.com website, is released just weeks before the puck drops at the Long Pond Heritage Classic, a celebrity-filled hockey fundraiser that will take place on Saturday February 11, 2012 at the birthplace of hockey, Long Pond, in Windsor Nova Scotia. Spectators get in free to the Long Pond heritage Classic. So far, sixty players of all abilities have signed up to take part in the Long Pond Classic, leaving about a dozen tickets left.  To learn more about the Long Pond Heritage Classic, or to register, please visit www.longpondclassic.com

Dave Parker was born and raised in Windsor, Nova Scotia where he learned to skate and play the wonderful game of hockey on the many ponds that surround this historic town. He left Windsor in the early 1980s to seek musical pursuits in Toronto and Montreal (Shuffle Demons, Jig’s Up!, Trio David Parker, Sax-o-Matic) Eventually he settled in Quebec City where he continues to perform, teach and compose music. He still plays hockey every Thursday night!

For more information on “Hockey Was Invented By A Nova Scotian” and/or Dave Parker, please visit his website: daveparkersax.com