RON MacLEAN, host of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada for twenty-five years, began his broadcasting career in 1978 as an all-night DJ in Red Deer, Alberta. In 1984, he moved to Calgary to host Flames telecasts on Channels 2 and 7. MacLean joined CBC in 1986, where he hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs’ telecasts on HNIC, before becoming the full-time national host in 1987. He has also hosted CBC’s coverage of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, World Cup Hockey, the Calgary Stampede and Battle of the Blades. MacLean has been recognized with ten Gemini Awards, including Best Host in 2004 and 2006. He and his wife, Cari, live in Oakville, Ontario.
I bought this book for my husband who's a great hockey fan. He hasn't picked it up yet but I decided to read it since I'm a hockey fan as well. Read morePublished 11 months ago by C. Jones
This book gives an inside look into how MacLean started and the politics of CBC Sport and how popular and important Don Cherry is.Published on Dec 23 2012 by Laurie LeMaitre
I usually like biographies or memoirs. I thought I might find out some interesting "insider" stories about a highly regarded Canadian sport. Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2012 by Carla
Why would an intelligent broadcaster such as Ron MacLean need a ghost writer to write this book for him. It has interesting stories but it is poorly written. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2012 by Fadornetto
I got a third of the way through. Anyone who can finish this deserves a medal, not to mention getting past the neanderthal Cherry's intro.Published on Jan. 14 2012 by Karen Hemeon