Today’s guest on The Heart Of The Rink Hockey Show was born in Calgary, Alberta and spent most of his early years growing up in Regina, Saskatchewan. A chance meeting where he shared a story about one of the greatest hockey brawls of all time that had happened when he was a teenage boy when his mother took him to see game three of the Memorial Cup in Regina in 1947.
It was a game between the Moose Jaw Canucks and St Michael’s College Majors. Sharing that story landed him an incredible career in broadcasting where he became one of the greatest broadcaster’s the game of hockey has ever seen. When he retired from CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada in 1999, he was the longest-serving member of the broadcast with a career spanning 33 years. Today’s guest on The Heart Of The Rink Hockey Show is Hockey Hall of Famer – Mr Dick Irvin