Center John Ingram was already a veteran scoring star in Moncton, New Brunswick when he was given an opportunity to play in the National Hockey League by the expansion Boston Bruins.
Ingram, who was known as "Jack" during his career, joined the Moncton Victorias in 1918 and over the next six years with them, Ingram solidified a reputation as a goal scorer. He twice led the circuit in goals before he was contacted by the new Boston franchise about the possibility of making the leap to the professional game.
Ingram played just one game with the Bruins during their inaugural season in 1924-25, but he was unable to find the net for Boston and he returned to Moncton and the Senior game shortly after.
His soft hands returned back in Moncton, and he once again led the team and the league in goals. The following year he left the game and elected instead to become a referee. In 1926-27, he hit the ice again as a player, but for just a single game, then returned to refereeing for the 1927-28 campaign.
He spent parts of his final three season's back where he enjoyed his greatest successes, in Moncton. Then, in 1931, he decided to leave the ice for good, but he did not leave the game. Ingram became a legendary Junior and Senior coach back in New Brunswick.