Co-Host, Coach's Corner and Host, Hometown Hockey
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 hosted 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, MacLean co-hosts Coach's Corner with Don Cherry, which is often the most-watched segment on Canadian television on any given week. He is the host of new series Hometown Hockey, which highlights a small town with hockey roots every Sunday night. 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.
Grain Farmers of Ontario
A crowd favourite! Ron creates personal moments and lasting memories. Our audience was captivated by his stories and were left begging for more.
His presentation was relaxed, humorous and real—I stood at the back of the banquet hall and watched as 400-plus people remained silent, listening intently to be sure they did not miss a word.
Lexmark Canada Inc.
You went above and beyond what is expected and I do appreciate the personal time you sacrificed. It’s a true measure of class and something that didn’t go unnoticed.
Heavy Duty Distributor Council
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.
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.
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