CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames media announced today that Joe Colborne is the recipient of the second annual Peter Maher Award:
“Peter Maher, the radio voice of the Flames for more than 30 years, had been the ultimate good guy at the Scotiabank Saddledome – the model of professionalism, courtesy, insight, charm.
So, too, is Colborne, in his second year with the club. As even media members are aware, it’s not an easy chore facing a wall of microphones and cameras on a daily basis. But Colborne, among others, does it, usually with a smile on his face.” – Calgary Flames media
A panel of reporters voted, submitting their top three choices for the annual honour. Receiving first-place votes were Colborne (four), Mark Giordano (two), Kris Russell (two), and Mikael Backlund (two). In all, nine different players received votes.
A donation in Colborne’s name will be made to the Flames Foundation for Life.
Earlier this season, the Calgary native earned the Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award given to the Flames’ player “who best exemplifies perseverance, determination and leadership on the ice, combined with dedication to community service off the ice.”