Peter Maher, the long time radio voice of the Calgary Flames, was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame Monday after receiving 2006 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his outstanding work as an NHL broadcaster.
Peter Maher has been the voice of the Flames since the franchise moved to Calgary from Atlanta in 1980. A native of Cambellton, New Brunswick, Maher's success as a hockey play-by-play voice led to his induction into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. Maher has also called World Junior games, six NHL all-star games, the Stanley Cup Finals in 1980, '86 and '90.
"Peter has been synonymous with the Calgary Flames since their arrival from Atlanta in 1980," said Chuck Kaiton, President, National Hockey League Broadcasters' Association. "He distinguishes himself as a true professional in all of his endeavours."
The Foster Hewitt Memorial Award is named in honour of the late "Voice of Hockey" in Canada. It was first presented in 1984 by the NHL Broadcasters' Association in recognition of members of the radio and television industry who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and to the game of hockey.