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Ron MacLean

Acclaimed Canadian Sportscaster

Ron MacLean is one of Canada’s most beloved sportscasters and an icon of our national past time. He is best known for his extensive experience, knowledge, and passion for the game of hockey. MacLean currently hosts Rogers Hometown Hockey and Hockey Night in Canada.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


An Evening With Ron MacLean
Ron will be share stories from the road and answer questions.

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Canadian Screen Award for Best Sports Hosts in a Sports Program or Series

2002, 2001, 1998
Gemini Award for Best Sportscaster/Anchor

2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
Gemini Award for Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast

  • Ron MacLean was a success at our conference. There was not one negative word about his performance. Everyone was quite pleased and entertained. He is kind, polite, witty and funny. After his performance, he stayed to sign autographs and chat with whoever wanted to talk to him. That was quite surprising and delightful.

    - Heavy Duty Distributor Council
  • You were sensational! You had your audience totally enthralled with your presentation. This is the first time where everyone stayed to hear the guest speaker. Thank you for taking the time to talk with the delegates, sign autographs and pose for pictures. Ron, you certainly have an uncanny ability to make people feel like they've just gained a new friend.

    - Ontario Park

Summary Profile

MacLean began his broadcasting career in 1978 at CKRD Radio in Red Deer, AB. In 1984, a producer saw MacLean doing an ad-lib weather forecast and hired him to host the Calgary Flames telecasts on CFAC-TV in Calgary. MacLean then became the sports anchor on the local evening news before joining CBC in 1986. MacLean hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs’ telecasts on CBC’S Hockey Night in Canada, before becoming the full-time national host in 1987. In addition to the Olympics and Hockey Night in Canada, MacLean has hosted CBC’s coverage of the Commonwealth Games, World Cup Hockey, the Calgary Stampede, Queen’s Plate and the IAAF World Championships. He is currently the host of Coach’s Corner and Rogers Hometown Hockey. MacLean has received 10 Gemini Awards for his work with CBC, including Best Sports Broadcaster six times and Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast four times. He also received the 2015 Canadian Screen Award for Best Host in a Sports Program or Series. MacLean has been part of CBC’s Olympic broadcasts since 1988, most recently during the network’s coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. He is a celebrated author of two books: Cornered and his most recent, Hockey Towns. MacLean is a former Level 5 referee for the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association.