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

Stewart MacPherson

Stewart Myles MacPherson

  • Born: October 29, 1908 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Died: April 16, 1995 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Position: Sportswriter

started as a hockey referee and goal judge, and covered minor hockey for the Winnipeg Tribune... went to England and started hockey broadcasting for the BBC in 1937... as a war correspondent, showman, sports commentator and author, his rise to fame in the UK included the Twenty Questions quiz show, Royal tours and coverage of World War II... joined CBS Minneapolis (WCCO) in 1949... returned to Winnipeg as public relations director and later as GM of the Winnipeg Enterprises Corporation... after managing the Winnipeg Arena, joined CJAY-TV as program director (1960-74)... a colour commentator for the early Winnipeg Jets hockey broadcasts... named to the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Media Roll of Honour in 1986.

Awards & Achievements Edit

  • inducted into the MSSA Media Roll of Honor in 1986
  • inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt in 1987
  • “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame

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