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Pete Parker

Lionel Dyke "Pete" Parker was born on September 7, 1895 in Canada. On March 14, 1923, he made the world's first complete play-by-play radio broadcast of a professional ice hockey game, carried by CKCK Regina, Saskatchewan. The game was held at Exhibition Park in Regina between the Regina Capitals and the Edmonton Eskimos, who were part of the old Western Canada Professional Hockey League. Edmonton beat Regina 1-0. It was recognized by Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1972. This historic event beat out Hockey Night in Canada's Foster Hewitt's first broadcast by 8 days (March 22, 1923). He served overseas in World War I from 1916-1919. He died on February 11, 1991 at the age of 95.