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René Lecavalier

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René Lecavalier, Order of Canada, National Order of Quebec (July 5, 1918 – September 6, 1999) was a Canadian French language radio show host and sportscaster on SRC in Quebec. During his career in radio Lecavalier won several Radiomonde Trophies. He was also the first commentator for La Soirée du hockey, the French language version of Hockey Night in Canada. He broadcast games for the Montreal Canadiens on radio and television for over 30 years and retired in 1985.


He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his substantial influence on the francization of the language of sports" in 1970[1] and was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec in 1987.[2] In 1994, he was inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.[3] He was awarded the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award and the Olivar-Asselin Award.


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