a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland

NewfoundPod Episode 10: Bob Cole

Bob Cole is an announcer for NHL Hockey Night In Canada. At 84, Bob is semi-retired but still calls games from time to time on Sportsnet. He’s been broadcasting hockey in some form, including the NHL regular season and playoffs and the Olympics, for about 50 years. He won a Gemini award in 2007 for his play-by-play and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996, winning the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for Broadcast Excellence. He’s in the Newfoundland Hockey Hall of Fame. He received an honorary doctorate from Memorial University of Newfoundland and in 2016 was appointed to the Order of Canada. On this episode, I tell you about his legendary broadcasting career, but also tell you a little about the man himself.

PHOTOS

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Sources

Cole, Bob; Brunt, Stephen. Now I’m Catching On: My Life On and Off the Air. Penguin Canada. Kindle Edition.
Purchase here.

This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh. HelloFresh delivers weekly recipes and fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep, so you can cook delicious, quick, and healthy meals at home. There’s three different plans so you should be able to find something that suits your lifestyle. Shipping is always free, and by using my code DEBWIS you can get $40 off your first shipment. Check out HelloFresh.ca for more information.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *