Monday, December 3, 2018
British Columbia has produced some of the best and most respected members of hockey media.
Jim Robson grew up in Port Alberni and began broadcasting as a teenager, he worked his way through the ranks, from local radio, into Vancouver radio and eventually television broadcasts. Robson is remembered by many as the voice of the Vancouver Canucks and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame’s media division in 1992, the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998, and the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
Jim Hughson is from Fort St. John and has been broadcasting National Hockey League (NHL) hockey since the 1970’s. Hughson has even been featured as a broadcaster in EA Sports NHL video games. Hughson has been the lead voice on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada since 2008, has five (5) Gemini Awards and was inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.
John Shannon has had a successful career in the sports media world having covered five (5) Olympic Games, been an executive producer on Hockey Night in Canada, helped launch Leafs TV and is currently working as an on air broadcaster for Rogers SportsNet. Shannon was inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017.
Bernie Pascall has worked for CTV for many years covering sports in British Columbia. Pascall worked six (6) winter and summer Olympic Games, which included the 1980 miracle on ice. Pascall has been inducted into the Canadian Writers Association Hall of Fame, the BC Sports Hall of Fame and the BC Hockey Hall of Fame.