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Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame - Media Category

Jack Matheson

Jack "Matty" Matheson

  • Born: July 25, 1924 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Died: January 24, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Position: Sportswriter

began a 35-year newspaper career in 1946 with the Winnipeg Tribune... in 1959 became the Sports Editor, a position he held until the Trib ceased operations in 1980... covered all sports, including hockey, for the Tribune, the Winnipeg Sun and several special interest papers... enjoyed a stellar radio broadcasting career with CJOB... The Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association presents the Jack Matheson Award annually to students pursuing a career in sports communications... named to the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Media Roll of Honour.

Awards & Achievements Edit

  • CFL Commissioner's Award for meritorious service in 1991
  • inducted into the MSSA Media Roll of Honor
  • “Honoured Member” of the Canadian Sportswriters Hall of Fame
  • “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
  • “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame (1985)
  • “Honoured Member” of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame (1986)
  • “Honoured Member” of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame (2004)
  • Sports Media Canada Lifetime Award (Posthumous 2011)

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