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Cassie Campbell, colour commentator

The Story

It was Cassie Campbell's lucky break when the city of Buffalo was snowed in one October night in 2006. Hockey Night in Canada colour man Harry Neale couldn't get out to work that evening's Toronto Maple Leafs-Calgary Flames game, and that's when Campbell got the call. An Olympic women's hockey champion, Campbell had just retired from the game and was on her second day at HNIC. In this interview from CBC Radio's Ontario Today, Campbell admits the fan in her may have come out a few times during the game.

Medium: Radio
Program: Ontario Today
Broadcast Date: Oct. 16, 2006
Guest(s): Cassie Campbell
Interviewer: Rita Celli
Duration: 6:20

Did You know?

• Even back in 1998, after her first Olympics, Cassie Campbell knew she wanted a post-hockey career in broadcasting. (See this CBC Digital Archives clip from shortly after her silver medal win.) After the 2006 Games, she retired from hockey and joined Hockey Night in Canada. As of 2009 she is in her fourth season with the show as a commentator, and she is also a blogger/columnist for CBCSports.ca.

• Campbell also goes by her married name, Cassie Campbell-Pascall.



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