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03-19-2006, 03:43 PM
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Hockey Night In Canada History

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0188335/

Mike Anscombe .... Intermission Host (1970-1972)
Steve Armitage .... Host (?-) - current?
Scotty Bowman .... Colour Commentator (1987-1988)
Don Cherry .... Coach's Corner (1980-) - current
Bob Cole .... Play-by-Play Announcer (1969-) - current
Ward Cornell .... Host (1959-1972)
Marc Crawford .... Colour Commentator
Chris Cuthbert .... Play-by-Play Announcer (????-2004)
John Davidson .... Colour Commentator (1984-1986, 1999-) - current
Jack Dennett .... Analyst (1959-1975)
Gary Dornhoefer .... Colour Commentator (1987-1990)
Patrick Flatley .... Analyst
Danny Gallivan .... Play By Play Announcer (195?-197?) retired about 84?
Bill Goode Jr. .... Intermission Host (1970-1980)
Bill Hewitt .... Play-by-Play (1953-1986)
Foster Hewitt .... Commentator
Dave Hodge .... Host (1972-?) 86
Kelly Hrudey .... Analyst - current
Jim Hughson .... Play by Play Commentator (2005-) - current
Dick Irvin .... Play-by-Play Announcer (1967-) retired when?
Dan Kelly .... Play-by-Play (1987-1989)
Mark Lee
Brian MacFarlane .... Colour Commentator/Intermission Host/Analyst (1962-1990)
Ron MacLean .... Host (1986-) - current
Wes McKnight .... Intermission Host (1955-1959)
Howie Meeker .... Colour Commentator (1970-1995)
Greg Millen .... Colour Commentator - current?
Harry Neale .... Colour Commentary (1977-) - current
Scott Oake .... Pre-Game Reporter / Post Game Host - current
Dave Reynolds .... Intermission Host (1972-1976)
Ted Reynolds .... Intermission Host (1970-1980)
Jim Robson .... Play-by-Play (1970-1986)
Scott Russell .... Host (1989-) - current
Frank Selke Jr. .... Intermission Host (1960-1965)
Don Wittman .... Play-by-Play Announcer (1979-) - current?
Murray Westgate .... Imperial Oil commercial pitchman (1952-1960s) (uncredited)

Produced by
Ralph Mellanby .... executive producer (1966-1986)
George Retzlaff .... producer
John Shannon .... executive producer

Original Music by
Dolores Claman (1968 theme)


some of the internet database info is a little sketchy

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0188335/

Mike Anscombe .... Intermission Host (1970-1972)
Steve Armitage .... Host (?-) - current?
Scotty Bowman .... Colour Commentator (1987-1988)
Don Cherry .... Coach's Corner (1980-) - current
Bob Cole .... Play-by-Play Announcer (1969-) - current
Ward Cornell .... Host (1959-1972)
Marc Crawford .... Colour Commentator
Chris Cuthbert .... Play-by-Play Announcer (????-2004)
John Davidson .... Colour Commentator (1984-1986, 1999-) - current
Jack Dennett .... Analyst (1959-1975)
Gary Dornhoefer .... Colour Commentator (1987-1990)
Patrick Flatley .... Analyst
Danny Gallivan .... Play By Play Announcer (195?-197?) retired about 84?
Bill Goode Jr. .... Intermission Host (1970-1980)
Bill Hewitt .... Play-by-Play (1953-1986)
Foster Hewitt .... Commentator
Dave Hodge .... Host (1972-?) 86
Kelly Hrudey .... Analyst - current
Jim Hughson .... Play by Play Commentator (2005-) - current
Dick Irvin .... Play-by-Play Announcer (1967-) retired when?
Dan Kelly .... Play-by-Play (1987-1989)
Mark Lee
Brian MacFarlane .... Colour Commentator/Intermission Host/Analyst (1962-1990)
Ron MacLean .... Host (1986-) - current
Wes McKnight .... Intermission Host (1955-1959)
Howie Meeker .... Colour Commentator (1970-1995)
Greg Millen .... Colour Commentator - current?
Harry Neale .... Colour Commentary (1977-) - current
Scott Oake .... Pre-Game Reporter / Post Game Host - current
Dave Reynolds .... Intermission Host (1972-1976)
Ted Reynolds .... Intermission Host (1970-1980)
Jim Robson .... Play-by-Play (1970-1986)
Scott Russell .... Host (1989-) - current
Frank Selke Jr. .... Intermission Host (1960-1965)
Don Wittman .... Play-by-Play Announcer (1979-) - current?
Murray Westgate .... Imperial Oil commercial pitchman (1952-1960s) (uncredited)

Produced by
Ralph Mellanby .... executive producer (1966-1986)
George Retzlaff .... producer
John Shannon .... executive producer

Original Music by
Dolores Claman (1968 theme)


some of the internet database info is a little sketchy
Gallivan was from 52-84.

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Bob Goldham needs to be in there somewhere. He did some nice between periods analysis maybe 30 years ago?

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Lots of names missing from that list - Scott Young, Syl Apps,, Al Cauley, Gerald Renaud, the first ever producer and many others.

Danny Gallivan started on HNIC on television from 1953 on. He did radio the first year as I don't think there was any English telecasts outs of Montreal in the first season of television in 1952-53.






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Elliotte Friedman 2003?- current
Martine Gaillard 2002 -2004 Pre Game /Post Game Spot Reporter

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I tried to find a pic of Bill Hewiit and I can't

I had no idea that he died on xmass day in 96 from a heart attack

I am shocked that he isnt in the Hall of Fame as a broadcaster

The man was the god father of tv broadcasters

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I tried to find a pic of Bill Hewiit and I can't

I had no idea that he died on xmass day in 96 from a heart attack

I am shocked that he isnt in the Hall of Fame as a broadcaster

The man was the god father of tv broadcasters
Did you ever hear him ?

Sure you're not thinking of his father ?

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03-20-2006, 10:39 AM
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Maybe he only watched games with Bill Hewitt and grew to like him. I know there was the comparison in the 60's of who was better - Bill Hewitt or Danny Gallivan.
It was more of a Toronto-Montreal thing with fans of each city favouring their own broadcaster because he was calling games for their team. In reality, Danny Gallivan was much superior. Back in the late 50's & 60's, viewers in Toronto could only listen to Gallivan during the playoffs. And because the playoffs were always more exciting, a game by Gallivan was also more exciting. Gallivan knew the game as well.

But the father of play by play in english was Foster Hewitt as he did the games from the first televised game in Toronto on Nov. 1, 1952 until the end of the 1957-58 season. Bill Hewitt took over at the start of the 1958-59 season and Foster provided the 'colour' and there was a radio & TV simulcast from the middle of the second period on for two years.

There is no doubt in my mind that Foster Hewitt was the superior of any broadcasters from the past. Where Foster shone was in being able to analyse the play as he called it. This is especially evident in his radio play by play of the 40's and the early days of TV when there was no colour commentary. Foster had the knack of carrying on commentary of what had happened in the game and what might happen at the same time that he was calling the live action. Of course, he did a lot of that during stoppages too. After listening to recordings of games from the 40's, I was very impressed. Danny Gallivan could tell a story as well as using his great vocabulary and he was outstanding but not to the extent Foster was.



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So Ron MacLean is coming up on 20 years with HNIC...

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What about Neil Youngs dad? Scott I think? Didn't he to the same spot Don Cherry does now?
What about Brian Williams? I know he does a lot of Olympic coverage but I am sure he did HNIC as well.

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i dont recall brian williams on HNIC
unles he snuck on it

seriosuly in my 27 odd yrs watching hnic I dont recall him I recall Bryan Macfarlane Dave Hodge Ron Maclean scott russle as the hosts

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Not exactly on topic, but since the discussion is on hockey announcers and the like: who was the color guy during the Summit Series of '72? Having obtained the DVD a couple years back and listening to the broadcasts, I personally thought he was subpar (to be kind). Should I know him? Was he popular? What ever became of him?

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Not exactly on topic, but since the discussion is on hockey announcers and the like: who was the color guy during the Summit Series of '72? Having obtained the DVD a couple years back and listening to the broadcasts, I personally thought he was subpar (to be kind). Should I know him? Was he popular? What ever became of him?

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I believe it was Brian Conacher.

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Yes, it was Brian Conacher and he was a good choice because he played in International hockey and played against most of the Russians just a couple of years prior.



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Conacher wrote a really good book about his experience with the Canadian Olympic team, Imlach, the Leafs, and probably the best description of a minor league team and who is slotted where in their careers that I've ever read.

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I just returned from a private screening of the 'Canada/Russia' 4 hour mini-series that will air on CBC April 9 & 10. I thought it was brilliant. It captured the emotions which was essential to do. They dramatized a few things but for the most part, it went by the facts. The movie focuses on characters such as Sinden with Booth Savage doing an outstanding job - Al Eagleson & John Ferguson. Some of the actors playing the players looked like the players they were representing and a few didn't but it didn't matter as they all did a good job.

There are the emotional moments and a lot of the off-ice drama but there are some absolutely hilarious scenes as well. I won't spoil it for everyone by saying what they were.

The producers described before the movie, what a challenge it was to get the details all correct and how hard it was casting for people who were actors, could play hockey and also look like the players they were to represent - and that must have been tough.

The fellow who plays Wayne Cashman was great (they do show the scene where his tongue gets sliced in Sweden)

I always get emotional myself when I watch the final goal by Henderson. Those posters here who remember watching the series can understand that but the younger guys here may not.

I was tempted to look at the reactions of Paul Henderson & Ron Ellis who were on either side of me. This was the first time they viewed this movie as well and seeing them smile or have different facial reactions at certain scenes was priceless.

I recommend everyone watch this mini-series.

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Conacher wrote a really good book about his experience with the Canadian Olympic team, Imlach, the Leafs, and probably the best description of a minor league team and who is slotted where in their careers that I've ever read.
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lol. The haircut is popular now too, although my days of long hair are long gone. Only a matter of time before bell bottoms and 8-tracks.

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I think you missed Peter Puck.

http://www.hhof.com/html/t7humour.shtml

My favorite HNIC intermission show was SHOWDOWN
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/columns/top...ygimmicks.html
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Long before the European invasion and the 1998 Nagano Olympics, the Canadian version of the shootout was "Showdown" on Hockey Night In Canada. Simply put, "Showdown" was a sponsored intermission filler pitting NHL skaters and goalies in penalty shots.
More action less yak.

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What about the 3 on 3 pond hockey

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I think i know why it took the ranger 54 yrs to win the cup

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In 1940, Hall of Famer Lynn Patrick and his New York Rangers teammates celebrated by urinating in it.

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lets ad bruce ranie sp?

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is john davidson still with hnic?

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I believe it was Brian Conacher.
Oh, he just loved the term "puck control"!


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