Host of CBC'sHockey Night in Canada and Battle of the Blades
A Red Deer, Alberta native, MacLean is a multiple Gemini winner, and knows about more than just hockey (though he knows more about hockey than just about anyone else). MacLean has hosted CBC's coverage of both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, and is the author of the #1 Canadian bestselling book, Cornered. He also hosts CBC's hit series Battle of the Blades, alongside a roster of figure skaters, hockey players, and judges, including Kurt Browning and Jamie Sale.
On Hockey Night in Canada, Ron MacLean also co-hosts "Coach's Corner" with Don Cherry, which is often the most-watched segment on Canadian television on any given week. MacLean is also a prominent supporter of minor league hockey, and is a former certified level five referee with Hockey Canada. He lives with his wife, Cari, in Oakville, Ontario.
An Evening with Ron MacLean
Speaker Ron MacLean knows that sports are the perfect canvas to showcase the best of human achievement. Known to millions as the host of Hockey Night in Canada, he tells the stories behind the stories, touching on issues of leadership, teamwork, and individual performance. Engaging and personable, he's a popular speaker for any corporate and association audience.
Cornered: Hijinks, Highlights, Late Nights and Insights
Ron MacLean has been a Saturday night tradition for twenty-five years. Known for his quick wit, arched eyebrows and encyclopedic hockey knowledge, MacLean is the skilled ringmaster of Canada's most watched weekly program. He has interviewed the greatest players, coaches and personalities of an era. He is a master of seeking the best in substance and entertainment from his guests, as well as from his opinionated and often irascible co-host, Don Cherry, on Coach's Corner. And he has never written a book--until now.
Canadian number-one bestseller Cornered is packed with inside accounts-- some inspiring, many hilarious-- from his early days as a part-time radio announcer and weather forecaster in Red Deer, Alberta, to his time hosting Hockey Night in Canada and the Olympics. Perhaps no other journalist has witnessed first-hand more Canadian sports milestones
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