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Brian McFarlane (born August 10, 1931 in New Liskeard, Ontario) is a Canadian television sportscaster and author. He is also the Honorary President of the Society for International Hockey Research. He is the son of the prolific writer Leslie McFarlane who wrote many of the early Hardy Boys books. August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Temiskaming Shores, Ontario is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Leslie McFarlane (October 25, 1902 – September 6, 1977) was a Canadian journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. ... The Hardy Boys is a popular series of detective/adventure books for boys chronicling the fictional adventures of teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy. ...


Brian McFarlane attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, on a hockey scholarship, graduating in 1955. In his four years he scored 101 goals, which remains a St. Lawrence record. On three occasions, he scored five goals in a game, a school record shared with several others. St. ... Canton, New York is a Town and aVillage in the US State of New York. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After graduating, he worked in television at WRGB in Schenectady, New York, before moving to CFCF in Montreal, Quebec (where he was sports director) and CFTO in Toronto, Ontario. He had a lengthy career in broadcasting and journalism. WRGB-TV is the CBS affiliate television station for the Albany/ Schenectady/Troy, New York television market (commonly known as the Capital District). ... Union Colleges Nott Memorial, one of the most recognized buildings in Schenectady Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... CFCF is a CTV-owned and operated affiliate located in Montreal, Quebec. ... This article needs cleanup. ... CFTO (also commonly known as CTV Toronto) is a Canadian television station, licensed to, and serving Toronto, Ontario and surrounding areas. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ...


He is perhaps best known as a commentator on Hockey Night in Canada for 25 years. He made similar broadcasts on NHL games for the major American networks CBS and NBC and has written more than 50 books on hockey. McFarlane is an expert on hockey history and has compiled several volumes of NHL lore titled "It Happened in Hockey," as well as a 1999 series detailing the colorful history of the Original Six NHL teams. His memoirs, published by Stoddart Publishing in 2000, are entitled Brian McFarlane's World of Hockey. Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) is a popular television broadcast of National Hockey League games in Canada, produced by the CBC. Hockey Night consistently remains one of the highest-rated Canadian programs on television. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Original Six is the term used by fans of ice hockey to refer to the six teams that made up the National Hockey League from the 1942-43 season to the leagues expansion of 1967. ... See also: 1999 in literature, other events of 2000, 2001 in literature, list of years in literature. ...


McFarlane is the creator of the cartoon character Peter Puck. The cartoon puck, appeared on both NBC's Hockey Game of the Week and CBC's Hockey Night in Canada during the 1970s Peter Puck was the name of a hockey puck shaped cartoon character. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) is a popular television broadcast of National Hockey League games in Canada, produced by the CBC. Hockey Night consistently remains one of the highest-rated Canadian programs on television. ...


McFarlane currently resides in the Toronto area.


Brian was recently a guest on Winnipeg's # 1 morning show - 100.7 HANK FM - with Rick Loewen and Troy Scott.


Achievements

  • 1995 inducted into the media section of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • Admitted into the Ontario Sports Legends Hall of Fame.
  • Admitted into the Ottawa Sports Legends Hall of Fame.
  • Admitted into the Whitby Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Admitted into the St. Lawrence University Hall of Fame.

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External links

Brian Mcfarlane was a recent guest on Winnipeg's # 1 morning show - 100.7 HANK FM - with Rick Loewen and Troy Scott. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Brian McFarlane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (190 words)
Brian McFarlane (born August 10, 1931 in New Liskeard, Ontario) is a Canadian television sportscaster.
He is the son of the prolific writer Leslie McFarlane.
McFarlane is an expert on hockey history and his memoirs, published by Stoddart Publishing in 2000, are entitled Brian McFarlane's World of Hockey.
Leslie McFarlane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (332 words)
Born Charles Leslie McFarlane in Carleton Place, Ontario, he is most famous for ghostwriting many of the early books in the very successful Hardy Boys series using the pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon.
McFarlane also wrote the first four volumes of The Dana Girls series for the Stratemeyer Syndicate under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.
His son, Brian McFarlane, is well known as a former commentator on Hockey Night in Canada.
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