• Hockey
  • 1996
  • Builder

Peter Maher

As a 13 year old, he broadcast a softball game from Campbellton’s Riverside Park. Then he moved into the print media while serving as the radio voice of his Campbellton Tigers. In 1970 the gondola in Maple Leaf Gardens welcomed him. Two years later he began his play-by-play career with the Calgary Flames.

Over 2,500 broadcast; more than 1,600 games in a row; NHL All-Star and Stanley Cup playoff games; - he did them all, - and many say better than anyone else anywhere else, ever! And he never missed a game!

He is saluted as well for his work on behalf of the intellectually disabled through his leadership role in 30 years of North-South All-Star games. To paraphrase his favourite opening radio line: “Tonight we present” – Peter Maher, the Cal Ripken of hockey broadcasters.

Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 1, 1996.

Quick Facts

  • Has called six NHL all-star games and the Stanley Cup Finals in 1980, ’86 and ’90
  • Became the radio voice of the Calgary Flames in 1980
  • Became the radio voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1978
  • Conceived and promoted the idea of a NB North-South all-star hockey game to raise funds for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in 1964
  • Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 and 1998 (Campbellton Tigers)
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