Pat Foley To Receive Foster Hewitt Memorial Award

On Thursday, Blackhawks play-by-play announcer Pat Foley was named the recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.

Foley is in his 31st season with the team. According to the press release:

The Illinois native began his broadcasting career as a student at Michigan State University, calling baseball and hockey games for the school. Since his professional debut with the International Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Owls in 1977, Foley has won three Emmy awards and was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.

“Pat Foley is extremely worthy of this distinction,” said Kaiton. “This legend’s voice and style have been a unique part of Blackhawk hockey for almost four decades.”

USA Today’s Kevin Allen will receive the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism. The two will be honored at the Hockey Hall of Fame NHL Media Awards Luncheon in Toronto on Monday, November 17th, and their award plaques will be displayed in the Esso Great Hall at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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4 Responses to Pat Foley To Receive Foster Hewitt Memorial Award

  1. Dave says:

    Well deserved! The best since Lloyd Petit graced our airwaves!

  2. el jefe says:

    We are lucky to have him announcing the Hawks!! well deserved accolade.

  3. Big Indian says:

    Outstanding! Congratulations and best wishes to The Great Pat Foley. Regardless of the outcome, I would have enjoyed the Hawks-Kings series much more if it had been called by Pat and Eddie. I was losing my patience with Kenny Albert. I felt like the game was being called by a bad Marv Albert impersonator.

  4. Ernie says:

    So glad they brought him back. As a hockey fan its a shame he isn’t used nationally. As a Hawks fan, I’m glad he isn’t….except playoff time.

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