The legendary play-by-play announcer Bob Cole of CBC’s “Hockey Night in Canada” has received one of the most prestigious awards in the nation.
The 83-year-old was appointed to the Order of Canada, and he received it in a ceremony in Ottawa earlier today reports the CBC. The Order of Canada was created in 1967 and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
Cole joined the CBC in 1973 and continues to provide colour commentary until this very day. Next season, he’s set to occasionally take part of Sportsnet’s broadcasts.
Congratulations to the man many consider to be the voice of hockey!