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Throwback Thursday: Foster Hewitt: Canada's Voice of Hockey

This season's first Hockey Night in Canada broadcast is right around the corner and will once again unite Canadians across the country as it has on Saturday nights for the past 60 years. Although this marks the television broadcast milestone, the tradition goes back much further, starting with one broadcaster who originated the program, Mr. Hockey himself; Foster Hewitt.


Known for his decades of play-by-play hockey commentary (including coining the term "He shoots, he scores!"), Foster laid down the standard for future HNIC broadcasters for generations.


Take a look at Foster in 1965 as he talks about his early hockey broadcasting experiences:


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Visit the CBC Digital Archives for more videos of Foster Hewitt.


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