Doug Smith (sportscaster)

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Doug Smith
Born1920 or 1921
Died (aged 58)
Occupationbroadcaster
Years active1940s–1970s
EmployerCJAD
Awards Foster Hewitt Memorial Award (1985)

Doug Smith (1920 or 1921 – April 9, 1979) was a Canadian radio sportscaster who covered the Montreal Maroons and then Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League in the 1930s and '40s, and later the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, and golf. Smith was born in Calgary but moved to Montreal in 1944 from Trail, British Columbia where he started his career. Smith switched to calling football full-time in 1952 from hockey after a minor heart attack, and was replaced by Danny Gallivan. [1] He also organized international golf matches, including the World Golfer of the Year in 1965. He later moved to Florida, but returned to broadcast Alouettes games in 1973. [2] Smith died in 1979 after a long illness in hospital in Montreal. [3] He received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award and induction into the media section of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985. In 1983, he was named to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. [4]

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References

  1. "Gallivan retiring from mike". Ottawa Citizen. May 31, 1984. p. 54.
  2. MacDonald, L. Ian (April 30, 1973). "Doug Smith's return". Montreal Gazette. p. 43.
  3. "Radioman Doug Smith dies at 58". Montreal Gazette. April 10, 1979. p. 74.
  4. "Doug Smith". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2015-07-20.